GIP Construction Engineering

GIP Construction Engineering

Founded in 1996, GIP Construction Engineering Corp. (“GCE”) is a leader in providing multi-disciplinary professional services in engineering, field and laboratory testing, and quality inspections to cater to the needs of both public and private sector clients. Our technical team includes in-house experts who are professional engineers, geologists, technologists, and technicians, each equipped with specialized training in their respective fields. We are well-prepared to navigate through practical solutions to the utmost satisfaction of our clients.

Materials Engineering & Testing

We operate two laboratory-equipped offices, one in the Greater Toronto Area, and one in Ottawa. Each facility is fully equipped to provide our clients with in-depth design, analysis and testing of various construction materials. GCE also offers the convenience of several mobile concrete, hot mix, and aggregate testing laboratories for easy portability to any work site.

  • Hot Mix Asphalt (Marshall and Superpave) Design, Verification, and Compliance Testing
  • Expanded Asphalt Recycled Mix Design and Compliance Testing
  • Soils and Aggregates Testing
  • Petrographic Analysis of Aggregates
  • Concrete Mix Design and Compliance Testing
  • Shotcrete Flexural Toughness Evaluation

Pavement Engineering

Over the years, the GCE pavement engineering team has developed a logical, efficient and economical approach to solving pavement challenges. We provide pavement design, consulting and evaluation services to clients all across Ontario, including local government agencies and airport authorities, as well as commercial, industrial and residential developers. Our pavement engineers are RAQS-certified and have successfully delivered numerous designs for MTO Long-Term Warranty and Minimum Oversight (Min-O) contracts. Our specialty rests in the selection of cost-effective rehabilitation treatments, most notably, in-place recycling of asphalt pavements. Our pavement technology services include:

  • Pavement Design using AASHTO, Asphalt Institute and MTO Methods
  • Runway & Apron Design using ICAO & Transport Canada Methods
  • Pavement Condition Assessment, Rehabilitation Selection, & Pavement Preservation
  • Construction Inspection and Quality Control
  • Forensic Evaluation of Premature Failures
  • Performance Testing of Asphalt Mixtures
  • Dynaflect Pavement Structural Analysis
  • Pavement Smoothness Evaluation and Consulting
  • Ground penetrating radar thickness evaluation

Geotechnical Engineering

Our team of geotechnical engineers and professionals has been an invaluable asset in ensuring the success of numerous infrastructure construction projects at various stages. With their expertise and experience, they have consistently upheld a safe and efficient construction process, providing crucial support throughout every phase of the project, particularly in the following areas:

  • Factual Geotechnical Investigations
  • Geo-structural Quality Verification Engineering (QVE)
  • Geotechnical Instrumentation and Monitoring
  • Subgrade Inspection and Certification
  • Working Platform Design and Certification
  • Noise and Vibration Monitoring
  • Thermal Integrity Profiling (TIP) Assessment Services for Drilled Shafts
  • Pile Dynamic Analysis (PDA) for Driven Piles
  • Soil and Rock Mechanics
  • Slope Stability Analysis
  • Retaining Structures Design and Certification

Environmental Engineering

Our experienced team of environmental professionals and engineers are well-equipped to assist with multi-faceted environmental projects with extensive expertise in the following areas:

  • Excess Soils Management Consulting
  • Phase One and Two Environmental Site Assessments
  • Qualified Person (QP) Services as Per Ontario Regulations 153/04 (As amended) and 406/19
  • Preparation and Submission of Records of Site Conditions
  • Due Diligence Review and Evaluation
  • Environmental Baseline Studies and Monitoring
  • Contaminant Delineation and Remediation
  • UST Decommissioning and Clean-Up
  • Soil, Water and Air Quality Sampling

Field Testing

Our diverse range of field inspection and testing services offers clients peace of mind in adhering to the highest quality standards. We take pride in delivering customized solutions for critical construction activities, including but not limited to the following:

  • Compaction of Soils, Aggregates, and Asphalts
  • Construction of Concrete, Shotcrete, and Masonry Elements
  • Construction of Foundation
  • Installation of Rail Track Components
  • Installation of Structural Reinforcement
  • Waterproofing (Roadworks and Deep Structures)
  • Tensile Loading of Structural Components (e.g. Dowels & Inserts)

Project Quality Management

Our team of highly experienced professionals can assist you in establishing a strong foundation for your Quality Management System, while developing the necessary processes and documentation along the way. Our services include:

  • Development of Quality Management Systems (QMS) for MTO and Metrolinx projects
  • Development of Inspection and Test Plans (ITP)
  • Contract Administration and Project management