Plan the work.
Work the plan.
PDI is a privately-held Canadian company that specializes in planning, engineering and construction for Heavy Civil projects in remote locations and harsh environments.
Our experienced team of Engineers, Project Managers and Construction Management Specialists will ensure that your project is delivered on time and on budget.
We focus on your project so
you can focus on production.
Customers in Oil & Gas, Oil Sands Mining and Power Generation & Transmission rely on our Heavy Civil expertise to efficiently plan and optimize project delivery.
Getting earthworks right is the basis for overall project success,
Large-scale earthworks is a major component of Customer's Conventional Mining projects and also part of their Environmental Remediation and Reclamation obligations
Cost and schedule performance is key to infrastructure delivery.
Our Heavy Civil planning and execution expertise is an essential part of project work in remote areas, including Construction Camps, Airports, Roads and Highways.
PDI plans, executes and progresses projects based on Advanced Work Packaging (AWP) principles. AWP is a Construction Owners Association of Alberta (COAA) best practice.
Our personnel integrate into your team to optimize the construction sequence (Path of Construction) for your project, a technique proven to maximize commitment to – and accountability for – safety, cost, schedule and quality.
Our personnel are also experienced in capital cost estimating and resource-loaded schedule development (in both Primavera and Microsoft Project), including full Monte Carlo risk analysis to establish confidence intervals and P10 and P90 estimates.
Project Management & Engineering
Using your Project Charter as the guide, PDI's experienced Project Management, Engineering and Construction Specialists work with your team to develop your Project Execution Plan (PEP).
The PEP includes construction methodology, procurement and contracting strategies, work packaging plans, project controls plans, environmental mitigation plans, health, safety & security plans, quality plans and risk management strategies.
We also offer specialized design and engineering services in Heavy Civil and Earthworks that directly support the PEP.
Hands-on input by our Construction Specialists in the development of the Project Execution Plan (PEP) positions your project for a seamless transition to the field.
Our Construction Specialists then work with your selected construction contractor(s) to ensure that safety, cost, schedule and quality objectives are fully understood and that risks are managed appropriately.
Our network of specialists have experience in a wide range of Heavy Civil mega-projects, including mining, power generation and transmission, oil and gas, airports, roads and highways, industrial plants and related infrastructure.
Along with experienced Construction Managers, we also offer on-site support personnel in every stage of your project. These specialists can augment your onsite team or be deployed as integrated site support.
Site Support Services, include "on the ground" personnel in health, safety, security, surveying, site and route reconnaissance, water and sanitation, workforce logistics and camp coordination, quality control and assurance, environmental monitoring and compliance and materials management.
The advent of drone technology and advanced data processing software like Trimble Business Center (TBC) has provided remarkable flexibility in Heavy Civil surveying.
Several of our Construction Specialists are certified Advanced Operations drone pilots and can support all stages of your project, from feasibility studies through to verification of earthworks quantities during construction for Measurement for Payment purposes.
Our approach is fast, responsive and a fraction of the cost of the conventional time-consuming survey data collection, data processing and CAD revision process.
Many customers have limited in-house staff to provide the necessary project governance and oversight on Heavy Civil mega-projects.
We provide these customers with independent technical advisory services to help monitor contractor performance, including adherence to T's & C's, technical specifications and cost and schedule progressing.
We support the competitive bid cycle to help customers evaluate technical and financial aspects of bids, as well as evaluating the contractor’s proposed construction methodology, equipment, productivity, schedule and risk-mitigation strategies.
Corporate & Key Personnel Experience
PDI Consultants is a privately-held Engineering, Project Execution Planning, Project Management and Construction Management company based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
We focus on project delivery – from initial feasibility to close-out of construction – of earthworks mega-projects and other projects with significant earthworks components. Our specialty is projects in remote and harsh environments, including regions with logistical challenges and high percentages of muskeg and permafrost.
We don't pretend to be "everything for everyone". We focus on our strengths, our experience and strive to be "everything to someone".
Project Execution Planning is the structured development of the Path of Construction in order to measure performance against the plan and manage changes along the way. Is it easy? No, but it's what we do best. And we get results.
Construction Owners Association of Alberta (COAA) identified the following factors that affect poor project performance.
(1) Business Behaviours of Owners
(2) EPCM Team Experience and Continuity
(3) Adherence to Work Processes
PDI directly addresses items 2. and 3. by offering Customers senior expertise and experience in project planning and delivery, plus the rigor and discipline to manage projects against a realistic plan. We also work with Customers to help recognize and address business behaviours (item 1.) proven to negatively impact project outcomes.
Best-in-class Health & Safety performance is a direct result of well-planned projects that are properly executed. The degree of rigor, discipline and accountability required to achieve top safety performance are the same qualities that produce the best business results. This approach is evident in our corporate Health & Safety Management System, which has earned a Certificate of Recognition (COR) from the Alberta Construction Safety Association.
Core Values form the basis of our relationships with Customers and Team Members alike. We strive to build trusting relationships with our Customers and work hard to first understand their own Corporate culture and business objectives.
Our Core Values reflect our business goals and our project goals:
(1) Take ownership and accountability
(2) Earn trust and respect
(3) Focus on strengths
(4) Never stop learning
Work-life balance is also a key part of our culture and we utilize the latest technologies to help maximize teamwork. While there is no substitute for face-to-face meetings in a project environment, we recognize that modern projects cannot be managed solely from a bricks-and-mortar location.
Our personnel and associates work from multiple locations in Canada and abroad to leverage their experience and expertise for our customers. PDI utilizes the cloud-based Office365 and Microsoft Teams / Skype platform for document management. online meetings and collaboration with our customers and contractors.
4 Quarry Landing SE
Calgary, AB T2C 5E4
180 Quarry Park Blvd. SE
Calgary, AB T2C 3G3