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Bio


ABOUT US

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Bio


ABOUT US

 

Downer Contracting has been providing quality construction services to the Banff, Lake Louise, Canmore, and Kananaskis areas for over 25 years.


During that time we have successfully completed projects varying in size and scope for both the public and private sector.


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 & 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.

Major clients include land developers, municipal, and provincial governments and other private sectors. Downer is committed to excellence with continuous investment in our facilities, equipment and people. We continually update and maintain our fleet of equipment allowing us to provide reliable and cost effective service. Investment in our people includes training in safety and industry best practices.

Downer Contracting has invested 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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Safety


SAFETY

Safety


SAFETY

 

An integral part of our safety program is training.


We address job-specific safety instruction with training in:

First Aid  |  Leadership for Safety Excellence  |  WHMIs  |  Flag Person Training  |  Trenching and ground disturbance  |  Principles of Health & Safety Management  |  confined spaces


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 and education and positive attitudes ensure a successful safety program – one we are proud of – “SAFETY IS FIRST.”

We endorse a drug- and alcohol-free work environment.

 
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Health


HEALTH

Health


HEALTH

 

Downer Contracting is committed to a strong Health & Safety Program that protects its staff, its property, and the public from incidents and loss.


Downer Contracting recognizes the right for all workers to work in a safe 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. 

First Aid re-certification for all Downer Contracting employees

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.

 
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Environment


ENVIRONMENT

Environment


ENVIRONMENT

 

Downer Contracting considers environmental protection to be an important and integral part of conducting business.


Every part of our operation will comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulation. 


 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 with in the construction industry.  Wade, 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. Comply with all legislated standards and regulation.

  • 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 industry, government and employees to maintain environmental awareness.
 
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COMMUNITY


COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY


COMMUNITY

 

Downer Contracting is fully committed to the Bow Valley community.


annually we donate approximately $10,000 to different local groups, charities, and not-for-profits.


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 to name a few.  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, this list includes firefighters, athletic coaches, school council members and air cadets, as well as many more.

Getting ready for the Canada Day Parade in Canmore.