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Warmest Farewell Wishes to Richard Brooks

The Partners and staff at H.Y. Engineering and H.Y. Surveying would like to announce the farewell of Senior Partner Richard Brooks as he moves on to a new chapter in life. In his 37-year tenure with H.Y. Engineering, Richard has been a wealth of knowledge and a major asset in helping to grow the company from a small two-person operation to a well-respected firm of more than 50 employees.

Through his tireless contributions over the years, our firm has become widely recognized as a leader in the land development sector, providing civil engineering, planning and land surveying services.Richard became a Principal with the firm in 1986 and since then has continued to be actively involved in the day-to-day business operations. As a Senior Project Manager with over 40 years of industry experience, Richard’s focus at H.Y. has been the management of complex land development projects, coordinating capital works projects, and addressing the many requirements associated with the land development application and planning process. Richard’s ability to understand clients’ needs and envision end results through critical and creative thinking has afforded the company to build solid long-term client relationships for H.Y. over the years.

All of the staff and Partners at H.Y. Engineering and H.Y. Surveying appreciate Richard’s hard work and dedication to the firm during his 37 years, and he will be truly missed for many years to come. We wish Richard the very best in his next phase of life and hope to continue to make him proud of the company that he helped build, both today and in the future. We wish him much joy and relaxation, enjoying his passions, including his home projects, travelling, boating and flying his airplane.

Season’s Greetings!

Everyone at H.Y. Engineering and H.Y. Surveying would like to wish you and your families a wonderful holiday season. We are all looking forward to what the new year will bring!  Please note, our office will be closed December 24 at 12:30 pm, and will reopen on January 4.

H.Y. Engineering Ltd. Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

H.Y. Engineering Ltd. was founded in 1980 by Holden Yip in his Burnaby basement.  Fast forward 40 years — today H.Y. Engineering is a firm that has 50+ employees, with countless projects and developments under its belt throughout the Lower Mainland and B.C.

Richard Brooks, a Principal with H.Y. since 1986, has seen the company grow exponentially and take on larger projects (not just limited to the Lower Mainland).  Richard states, “We have been able to keep up and adapt to the ever-changing building and land development standards in the industry such as stringent erosion and sediment control requirements, environmental complexities and evolving LEED and sustainability advancements.”

With the addition of H.Y Surveying in 2002 and Professional Planning Services in 2010, H.Y. Engineering has become a well-rounded firm that is able to meet the multiple requirements of its clientele.

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COVID-19 Update

To: H.Y. Engineering Employees, Clients, Consultants, and Vendors,

We continue being diligent with strictly adhering to World Health Organization (WHO),  Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), Provincial Health Services, and WorkSafe B.C. recommendations.

We remain committed to maintaining the quality of service you have come to expect from H.Y. Engineering Ltd. Although this is a challenging time and we may encounter delays, we remain dedicated to meeting all our project deadlines. During these extraordinary times, we are making changes to our operations to ensure the safety of our employees, clients, and community.

Our office is open; however, we have very strict guidelines with visitors.  Should you wish to meet with an H.Y. employee, please contact them by phone or email in advance, so that we keep everyone’s health and safety at the forefront.  Ideally, meetings should be conducted by teleconference or web-based conference.

We have our staff organized to ensure our business goals and objectives are being met, while ensuring their health is in check. We continue having some employees work from home and others working at the office.  

Our policy regarding site inspections will be adjusted as required to meet the health officials’ recommendations. Our staff will only engage with the Contractors or authorized representative and will avoid any contact with other site staff and contractors. For everyone’s protection, they have been instructed to avoid handshakes and practice social distancing as recommended by the health authorities. Our inspectors have also been directed to avoid site meetings in trailers where social distancing cannot be achieved.

We are committed to our employees, clients, and our community to ensure we do all that is necessary to keep our business operating smoothly while keeping everyone’s health and safety first and foremost in our practices and policies.

NOTICE TO OUR CLIENTS AND COLLEAGUES REGARDING OUR PROCEDURES IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 (Corona virus)

To our valued Clients and Colleagues,

We remain in operation while following the latest Health Authority, Provincial and Federal recommendations. We remain committed to maintaining the quality of service you have come to expect from H.Y. Engineering Ltd. Although this is a challenging time and we may encounter delays, we remain dedicated to meeting all of our project deadlines. During these extraordinary times, we are making changes to our operations to ensure the safety of our employees, clients, and community.

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Partnership Announcement!

H.Y. Engineering Ltd. and their affiliated company H.Y. & Associates Land Surveying Ltd. are pleased to announce the continued growth of their land surveying division with the promotion of Curtis Van Hove, BTech, Land Surveyor in Training (LST) to a Partner.

Curtis joined the firm as a summer student seven years ago and obtained his Bachelor Degree in Geomatics Engineering from the British Columbia Institute of Technology in 2015. With his strong ethics, enthusiasm and energy, Curtis has been an important asset to the Company by demonstrating solid knowledge in the complexities of survey technique, law and practice. He is currently active with project management in a full range of legal survey services and completing his articles to attain his BC Land Surveyor designation. We look forward to Curtis’ continued positive contribution and strong leadership skills and as we move forward into the future.

 
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