About Our Company

Progressive Survey Solutions was founded in 2007 by Christian Boucher with the objective of providing the best surveying, mapping, and planning services in Western Canada.  Progressive Survey Solutions believes: The more challenging the work, the more motivated we are. We are consistently working on improving our services so that we can find the best solutions for our customers.

Regardless of whether you need a detailed plan for a mine or would like to build a road: Progressive Survey Solutions is your reliable partner for all your surveying needs.  We are an economical alternative ‘one man' surveying operation that provides engineering, mining, and construction services.  We do have employees and will hire subcontractors on larger projects.

 

Christian Boucher,survey technologist, underground surveyor, logistics, mine planner, holds a  Diploma of Geomatics Engineering Technology from BCIT, and has been in the surveying business for 15 years. 

 

  • Two years working as a party chief in the oil patch: working with consultants on wellsite, pipeline and road access construction.
  • Two years working as a survey technologist for a BCLS surveying firm conducting municipal, engineering and layout surveys: installing proper software and network in office, producing plans and topographic maps, calculating areas, volumes, subdivisions. Precise monitoring of slope movement using Static GPS and Total Station.
  • Three years as the Chief Surveyor for Cross Lake Minerals Ltd.: In charge of engineering department for planning/design and surveying, 3D modeling of surface and underground working area, training technologist, and geologist for topographical and geology mapping, using AutoCAD, Promine, MicroSurvey, and Gemcom Surpac. Responsible for survey layout at mill site, roads, underground tunneling, ventilation and open pit. Monitoring open pit high walls and unstable structures to comply with BC Mine Health and Safety Act. Power line river crossing topographical survey, corridor layout, power poles layout, and as-built survey and plans. Tailings dam construction layout and adjustment to proposed design, reconciliation volumes calculation of different material used during construction.
  • One year as a construction layout head surveyor for Emil Anderson Construction on a $34 million improvement of Highway 97A between Vernon and Armstrong BC. In charge of slope staking, bridge, retaining wall layout, and underground utility layout. Volume calculations of material removed and placed. As built for utilities inventory and digital terrain model based on topographic survey produced for Ministry of Transportation database.
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