This article showcases our top picks for the best Canada based Civil Engineering startups. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Civil Engineering industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Canada Civil Engineering Startups
WSP is one of the world’s leading professional services firm. WSP and Parsons Brinckerhoff have combined and are now one of the world’s leading engineering professional services consulting firms.
Together they provide services to transform the built environment and restore the natural environment, and our expertise ranges from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transport networks and from developing the energy sources of the future to enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. WSP has approximately 32,000 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals and various environmental experts.
We are based in more than 500 offices across 39 countries worldwide. On October 31st, 2014, the transaction to acquire Parsons Brinckerhoff was closed.
Long recognized as one of the world’s leading transportation engineering firms, Parsons Brinckerhoff’s expertise enhances WSP in providing comprehensive services for all types of infrastructure projects including power, buildings, water/wastewater, mining and community development. WSP, through its acquisition of Parsons Brinckerhoff, has approximately 32,000 employees, mainly engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors, other design professionals, as well as various environmental experts, based in more than 500 offices, across 39 countries, on 5 continents.
WSP, including Parsons Brinckerhoff, had pro forma revenues of $5.2 billion for the 12 months ended December 31, 2014. WSP also acquired Focus, Technip TPS and Winward, increasing its expertise in geomatics, in buildings and infrastructure engineering.
The acquisitions grew our client base and our presence in Alberta, France, the U.S. and Australia.
SOPREMA is an international manufacturer specializing in the production of innovative products for waterproofing, insulation, soundproofing and vegetated solutions for the roofing, building envelope and civil engineering sectors. Founded in 1908 in Strasbourg, France, SOPREMA now operates in over 90 countries.
SOPREMA Canada employs around 650 people in twelve manufacturing facilities and ten technical-sales support offices located throughout Canada, including the Research and Development Centre in Drummondville.. .
EBC is a family business founded in 1968 by Fernand Houle and his brother Germain. They built the company on their core values of respect, integrity and a job well done — values that the current president, Marie-Claude Houle, is proud to uphold.
In its 45 years, EBC has carried out over 600 projects totalling more than $6 billion. From Newfoundland and Labrador to New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia, as well as the international arena, clients have chosen EBC for our professionalism and our respect for budgets and timelines.
This rigorous approach is applied to all our projects, whether building construction, civil engineering, earthworks, mining, marine works, energy transport, wind power, etc.. .
EUROSPEC is an aggressive and capable full service organization serving our customer needs for prototyping, new tool build, stamping and assemblies. We combine traditional craftsmanship with today’s modern technology.
Founded in 1985, our present work force of 170 valued employees operates out of a modern 100,000 sq. ft.
manufacturing facility located in the Toronto area in the province of Ontario, Canada. Business is conducted on a 7 / 24 basis..
Aqua Data is a leader in North America for diagnosis of water distribution and sewer systems. With advanced technologies, Aqua Data’s specialists provide innovative solutions to optimize investments and ensure sustainability of infrastructure.
Aqua Data has been focused on asset management, field data gathering, condition assessment, diagnosis and preventive maintenance of water distribution and sewer systems since 1987. Aqua Data distinguishes itself through a close collaboration between its various departments which include engineering, R&D, geomatics and field operations.
Each department collaborates to provide the best engineering solution available and maximize condition assessment efficiency.. .
Forage G4 stands out in projects that present highly technical difficulties. No matter what the conditions, our team carries out the work efficiently and professionally, and this, with the utmost respect for communities and environmental standards.
Whether it is for surface drilling or for underground drilling, we offer rapid and efficient service for all types of needs, as much in exploration as in operation.. .
Inversa Systems is an engineering company that provides asset integrity management products and solutions using diagnostic information created by its unique condition assessment tools. These products all have one thing in common: they are solutions to previously unsatisfied problems involving unmet inspection challenges that have persisted in various industries.
Inversa develops unique technologies, bundled with conventional condition assessment methods and packaged with standardized protocols, to create a holistic condition assessment product for a particular asset.. .
Civalgo vision is to provide an unmatched productivity platform that puts the power of end-to-end process management into the hands of construction contractors. As a general contractor or specialized contractor-self performing you work, aren’t you tired of having to deal with multiple systems, datasets and vendors to manage your operations? Are you in a position where, even with all of those new gadgets and purchased systems, you still do not see an actual efficiency and productivity gains for your organization? Well, maybe it’s time for you to explore a better way to manage your operations and run your construction business.
We believe that through real time performance tracking, standardized productivity data, and visibility over past costs and execution times construction businesses can produce better results, work estimates, achieve growth and drive margins that can be predicted and effectively managed. Civalgo offers operational project management capacities that brings a novel bottom-up approach to the civil works and infrastructure market.
It allows self-performing and general contractors to run their businesses inside an operational driven management environment that focus on work breakdown structure (WBS) data captured on the jobsite, real-time performance tracking of connected teams on the field, and advanced productivity analytics to control cost and manage allocated project resources (labor, equipment, materials). Give Civalgo the opportunity to help you with your struggles and to truly realize the benefits of an end-to-end process management framework to run your operations..
Cansel was founded in 1966, as Canadian Survey Equipment Ltd., by Stan Jackson and Albert Weiss. With no customers and few contracts in the Vancouver market, they rented a shop in Burnaby, BC, bought a lathe for $2,000 and first made their mark in the business by repairing equipment faster than anyone else.
The young company managed to generate about $100 in total revenues in its first month of business. We’ve changed a lot since then.
We are now the largest distributor of land-based positioning systems in North America with 23 locations across Canada and over 400 employees. Cansel helps organizations measure, analyze, design and build more efficiently and profitably.
We are the only company of its kind, providing unique and tailored solutions for over 50 years. Some of the markets we serve include engineering, surveying, construction, mining, architecture, manufacturing, utilities, forestry, and government..
For more than 20 years, Soft dB has been recognized worldwide for its expertise in acoustic and vibration. With a highly qualified team of PhDs, engineers and technicians, Soft dB has always stood out with innovative products and services tailored to solve sound and vibration challenges.
Soft dB is structured in three main divisions: -Sound Masking -Consulting -Instruments Each division has developed numerous patented technologies that provide the foundation for a portfolio of outstanding products: -SmartSMS-Net sound masking system featuring the exclusive and patented Active Control capability -Remote Multifunction Monitoring Stations providing continuous, autonomous and real-time monitoring -I-Track Mapping Software, a unique, innovative and powerful tool for fast, easy, and accurate sound mapping. -Piccolo, the most compact and competitive professional integrating and datalogging Type 2 Sound Level Meter on the market.
-MEZZO Class 1 Precision Microphone that takes advantage of the DSP capabilities for signal processing and the flexibility of a PC or tablet for display, storage and communication. Customer satisfaction is of the utmost importance at Soft dB.
Our customer approach is therefore based on presenting innovative solutions delivered in an effective and no non-sense fashion. Backed with a dedicated business development team and hand-picked world-class distributors, here are just a few of the prestigious customers Soft dB has around the world: ASIA | Daewoo Securities, Wooki Bank, Kokuyo, Himchan Hospital AUSTRALIA | Ernst & Young, Suncorp, Fairfax Media, SLR Consulting CANADA | Bombardier, CAE, Deloitte, Government of CA & QC, BNC EUROPE | Cisco Systems, Delta Lloyd, Adobe, University of Cambridge MEXICO | MasterCard, Microsoft, Gaz de France, Monex, Banco Compartamos USA | Bristol Myers Squibb, Dassault, Ernst & Young, Honeywell, Wells Fargo.
Sensequake is making cities safer and smarter by revolutionizing how engineers assess the integrity and natural hazard vulnerability of structures. Instead of visual inspection and traditional engineering practices, sensequake patented technology performs structural health monitoring and seismic assessment solely based on actual data from highly sensitive vibration sensors—saving engineers time, effort and money—all the while providing superior results.
To provide a turnkey solution to engineers, governments, insurance firms and real-estate industry, sensequake develops software, sensors and offers professional services based on its proprietary technologies.. .
SoilVision has championed 3D conceptual design and analysis of slope stability, groundwater flow, stress/deformation, contaminant transport, thermal flows in saturated/unsaturated soils, and coupled processes for geotechnical engineers and hydrogeologists. The software solves complex problems by performing numerical modeling and analysis of earth structures in the areas of soil and rock slope stability of earth dams, open pits, levees, embankments, and retaining walls.
The software has been utilized for basic designs as well as advanced unsaturated analysis. The software is utilized extensively in the mining industry for the design and evaluation of large engineered earth structures..
GCM Consultants inc
GCM Consultants has delivered, for over 25 years, high-performance engineering services through inspired resources who hail from industry. We execute capital projects between $0 and 200 M – studies, preliminary and detailed engineering, project and construction management.
We offer technical services to our clients in the following industrial sectors: • Oil and gas production • Refining • Petrochemical • Mining and metallurgy • Pharma, Biotech and Food • Building and Data Center. .
The Constructor Network
The Constructor Network works with private and public sector organizations to help develop and control capital projects operations. It provides value engineering, project monitoring, and controlling and advisory services.
The company’s network of industry experts helps the organization reduce architectural, engineering, and construction costs while improving quality, using value engineering. Its in-house software is designed to help project managers and teams collaborate and meet goals on time while managing resources and cost..
Groupe Atwill-Morin inc
Atwill-Morin is a high-performance, dynamic group of companies, with a focus on heritage building restoration. We have risen to the highest levels of achievement and growth in the industry due to an intense focus on efficiency, productivity, and ambition, as well as a drive to deliver high quality results in heritage projects.
We pride ourselves on offering an employment environment that provides opportunities for personal growth, advancement and, ultimately, success.. .
Superior Road Products
Established in 1993 and located in Port Elgin, Ontario, Superior Road Products is a leading applicator of pavement preservation and dust suppressants to industrial, commercial, and agricultural communities in Ontario. They have the exclusive rights to Reclamite (the only asphalt rejuvenation product on the market) in Ontario and Eastern Canada.
Superior currently offers four different pavement rejuvenation products: Reclamite, Dust Master, Dust Bond, and CRF Crack Filler. They also have the ability to offer and apply other products, however these products have not been heavily marketed as part of the core business.
Superior was acquired by Lynx in 2013. .
Gestion Immobilière MSE inc
PRECO-MSE is specialized in the design and execution of deep foundations, underpinning and repairs, installing piles, anchors, soils stabilization or retaining walls. We are partners with ROXBORO Excavation Inc, an industry leader in civil engineering.
This alliance allows us to develop major turnkey projects and rely upon the excellent logistical support of ROXBORO on all our worksites.. .
Forage RJLL Drilling inc
Forage RJLL is a drilling company serving the mining industry. Over the years, Mr.
Lemoine, Mr. Lefebvre and Mr.
Bradley have acquired unparalleled drilling experience. It is the pleasure and the desire to surpass the standards of the drilling industry that this long-standing collaboration allows Forage RJLL to carry out work both in Canada and internationally..
Murphy Hilgers Architects
Murphy Hilgers Architects, Inc. plans, designs, and delivers building projects.
Its services include strategic planning and insight, architectural design, site planning, interior architecture, project management, and plan review. The company undertakes various building projects, including acute, cancer, and long term care facilities; mental and rehabilitation centers; retail, commercial, and justice facilities; and learning environments..
Planning & Engineering Initiatives
Planning & Engineering Initiatives is focuses on planning, civil engineering and landscape architecture. It launched 30 years ago and now has 63 professional staff, and offices in Kitchener, Hamilton, Brantford, Mississauga and Walkerton.
Paul Pupolo is president of PEIL.. .
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