We provide General Contracting services, expertise in Underground Site Services Installation, Trucking and Hauling services, and Equipment Contracting and Rentals.
Downer Contracting has a contract for the removal of waste-rock and stripping of over-burden for Graymont Ltd. The Graymont contract also includes processing, selling & hauling of limestone rip rap, and other miscellaneous on-site work. Downer Contracting also has a contract with the Lafarge Canada Exshaw Plant to haul raw materials. Some of this work includes excavation/stockpiling of pit run and the construction and maintenance of the CKD Landfill. Additionally, major clients include land developers, municipal, and provincial governments and other private sectors.
Downer Contracting invests in their industry with memberships to Bow Valley Builders and Developers Association, the Alberta Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association, Calgary Construction Association and Urban Development Institute (associate).
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Downer Contracting is a firm believer that “Safety is First” and implements all necessary actions to ensure safety throughout every level of the company.
Project Estimators consult with Field Operation Personnel and the Company Safety Officer to ensure that the project’s contractual obligations can be completed safely. After receiving the contract, competent personnel specific to the site assess all hazards. Then, they eliminate or implement control measures to protect all personnel on that site as well as the public and the environment.
Informal and formal worksite inspections are conducted. Weekly safety meetings are held on site to identify possible changing situations or “near misses” that may have occurred.
From an equipment standpoint, we utilize a preventative maintenance program to reduce equipment failures and their potential accidents.
Leadership is promoted throughout all levels of our company. Continued training, education, and positive attitudes ensure a successful safety program that we are proud of.
We endorse a drug- and alcohol-free work environment.
Employees at every level, including management, are responsible and accountable for the company's overall safety initiative. Complete and active participation by everyone, every day, in every job is necessary for the safety excellence the company expects. Management supports coordination of safety among all workers on the job site.
Management supports participation in the Health & Safety Program by all employees and provides proper equipment, training, and procedures. Employees are responsible for following all procedures, working safely, and wherever possible, improving safety measures. An injury and accident free workplace is our goal. Through continuous safety and loss control effort, we can accomplish this.
Downer Contracting understands the principles of pollution prevention and has a desire for continuous environmental improvements. We are happy to meet all environmental policies and requirements that any project mandates. It is policy of Downer Contracting to:
To be environmental stewards within the construction industry. Wade Downer, the management team, and nearly all employees are raising their families in the backyards of our projects. We are all committed to do our best to protect our environment for future generations.
Protect the environment from the negative effects of the contaminants which are part of construction and operating activities. In order to achieve this, Downer contracting ensures that we comply with all legislated standards and regulations.
Provide education to employees, thus enabling them to understand and share in the responsibility for monitoring and protecting the environment.
Minimize hazards to public health and damage to the environment relative to the company's construction activities.
Inspect and audit on a regular basis project activities to measure performance to company standards.
Work with the industry, the government, and employees to maintain environmental awareness.
Downer Contracting is proud to support the Rotary Club of Canmore, Canmore Eagles, Lawrence Grassi Middle School, Kids Sport, Canmore and Area Health Care Foundation, Rocky Mountain Volleyball Club, Canmore Rotary House, Courageous Hearts Society, Canmore Minor Hockey, BOWDA, Alpenglow School, Rolling Sculpture Car Club, Elizabeth Rummel Campership Fund, Canadian Cancer Society, YWCA of Banff, and the Banff-Cochrane PC Association. We also support the Morley Food Bank and Women's Shelter by being a drop off location for donations.
We encourage our staff to be involved in the community and support them with their endeavors by providing the time and support they require. We have a number of staff that spend their free time volunteering, as firefighters, athletic coaches, school council members, air cadets, and several other positions.