March 2021

Pipestem PS14: A Steep Resource Road Case Study

Organized by Engineers and Geoscientists in the Resource Sector Division

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. Please contact Stuart Nash at 604.558.6655 for more information. Thank you.
Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021
Time: Log-in: 11:45 AM
Webinar: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
Location: Webinar
Credit: 1 CE Hour of Technical Learning under the Informal category.
Cost: Engineers and Geoscientists in the Resource Sector Division member: $15 + GST = $15.75

Engineers and Geoscientists BC registrant (Professional or EIT/GIT): $20 + GST = $21.00

Non-registrant of Engineers and Geoscientists BC: $25 + GST = $26.25 (Note: Non-registrants need to create an online account prior to registering for webinars. See below for more details.)

Group webinar presentation (for office environments): $45 + GST = $47.25

Students: $10 + GST = $10.50

Please note that all attendees must have an online account with Engineers and Geoscientists BC prior to registering for webinars. For non-registrants and first-time users, this will mean creating a new account. Once your account is created, please login and return to the event registration page to complete your registration.

We highly encourage attendees to consider becoming a member of the Division for discounts on webinars, participation in the Division LinkedIn group, and inclusion in monthly newsletters keeping members informed of upcoming events. More information about the Division can be found here: Engineers and Geoscientists in the Resource Sector Division
Contact: For registration inquiries please contact Garth Lord at [email protected].
Note: If you purchase the Group Registration, there is no need to enter your guests or you will be charged additionally for each guest.
Important Dates: Please register by Tuesday, March 23.
Pipestem PS14 is a steep resource road built by BC Timber Sales to access timber in Lucky Creek, near Ucluelet on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The section of road accesses a small hanging valley and was technically challenging due to steep terrain, karst features in the area, constructability, and safety concerns identified during initial layout and steep preliminary design grades. This webinar is a case study intended to illustrate the considerations for planning, survey, design, construction, operations, and maintenance of the road. A focus on safety and a team approach involving forest, engineering, and geoscience professionals and road builders was used to overcome the technical challenges.


Lee Deslauriers, P.Eng., RPF

Lee Deslauriers, P.Eng., RPF, is the Principal and Managing Engineer of Stonecroft Engineering, with over 25 years of experience in the natural resource sector for major forest licensees, government, and consulting. Lee holds a degree in Forest Operations and Forest Engineering from UBC and also studied in South Africa and New Zealand. Lee specializes in the design and construction of resource sector infrastructure, including bridges, culverts, log handling facilities, roads, and retaining walls in mountainous terrain, as well as projects for First Nations, parks and municipalities. Practicality, value, safety, and environmental stewardship are all of utmost importance for his projects.

Lee is a specialist auditor for the BC Forest Practices Board, who took part in the 2013 and 2019 Special Investigations on Bridge Planning, Design and Construction. Lee volunteers as a former Chair of the Engineers and Geoscientists in the Resource Sector Division of Engineers and Geoscientists BC, and he is on the Crossings Task Force of the Joint Practice Board of ABCFP/Engineers and Geoscientists BC, co-authoring Version 3 of the Guidelines for Professional Services in the Forest Sector – Crossings.

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