Blue Max Drilling Awarded 1st Place in “Members at Work” Photo Contest

Congratulations to SLR Consulting and Stantec for their 2nd and 3rd Place Photos

The eleventh annual BCEIA “Members at Work” Photo Contest received a number of high quality entries from amateur photographers within its member organizations. Qualifying photos encompassed a wide range of subjects and included photos taken during work in the environmental industry in the past year. For the second straight year, Blue Max Drilling captured the top spot for their shot from the field taken in Squamish, BC.

1st Place – Blue Max Drilling
“This is a photo of Blue Max Drilling completing helicopter portable (heli) environmental drilling near beautiful Squamish BC. The goal was to complete the test drilling with as minimal an impact to the local environment as possible. An example of the approach was to repurpose the wood from the drill pad construction within the local community.”


2nd Place – SLR Consulting (Canada) Ltd.

“SLR Consulting (Canada) Ltd. field staff conducting porewater sampling from hand installed piezometers in a marine foreshore. Work was conducted at night in tandem with seasonally low tides to allow for the installation and sampling of piezometers in a marine foreshore down gradient of the contamination source. The work was a component of a larger project at an active military base investigating the distribution of Per-and Polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS), an emerging contaminant of concern. This work was a component of a larger award-winning project (RPIC and CBN).”














3rd place – Stantec

“The photo was taken during an environmental audit for the Broadway Subway Project. My colleague is seen standing next to the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM)after its successful journey from the Great Northern Way station to the Mt. Pleasant station. Prior to the TBM breaking ground towards Mt. Pleasant, excavation took place and concrete guides were poured specifically to facilitate the movement of the TBM across the open station to the next tunneling point. This particular TBM was manufactured by an Italian engineering firm and is designed for single project use. After the completion of this tunneling extension, these TBMs will be disposed of. The Broadway Subway project aims to extend Vancouver’s Skytrain from Great Northern Way to Arbutus.”