Horizon Engineering is a leading geotechnical engineering firm in Vancouver, BC. Established in 1997, we provide a design approach that is both practical and cost effective. Horizon emphasizes service that is tailored to a particular project. Our approach is collaborative and flexible with regard to working with clients, other consultants, and contractors in order to develop an optimal solution for a particular design challenge.
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Geotechnical Projects in British Columbia Since 1997


We hold quality to be paramount. Our dedication to excellence and commitment to client satisfaction is evident in our 4000+ completed projects. Maintaining consistent, high quality standards is essential to our continued growth and long-term involvement in the industry and in our communities. Safety, environmental compliance, and quality are core focus areas for every employee at Horizon Engineering.

We aim to:

  • Provide personalized service
  • Be responsive, decisive, practical, flexible, and collaborative
  • Promote corporate systems that promote efficiency through quality and cost control
  • Undertake responsible development of ourselves, our company, our profession, and our community, where our community includes our customers’ projects
  • Maintain technical review of our work, including peer reviews and strategic alliances with specialist consultants, as required

Awards & Certifications
  • 2001 Consulting Engineers of British Columbia Award of Merit for Soft Engineering for the ‘Delta Shake and Shingle Landfill Fire Emergency Earthworks Geotechnical Instrumentation and Assessment’.
  • Organizational Quality Management (OQM) Certification

Publications

  • Chen, G, Suwa, S., Fukuda, M., Kamon, M. and Chikami, K. (2000), “Specification for Evaluating the Quality of PVD”, Proceedings of International Seminar on Geotechnics in Kochi (ISGK2000), New Strategy of Geotechnics – Ground Improvement and International Codes, pp. 181–184.
  • Issigonis, T; Afkhami, A. (2009), A Case Study of Ground Improvement Using Impact™ Piers Method. 62nd Canadian geotechnical conference, Halifax, Canada.
  • Hall, B; Afkhami, A. (2014), Retrofit of a Steel-Reinforced MSE Wall. 67th Canadian geotechnical conference, Regina, Canada.
  • Jeremic, B., Sett, K., Taiebat, M., and Tafazzoli, N. (2014), “Computational Geomechanics”, Structural, Geotechnical and Earthquake Engineering, Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), Developed under the Auspices of the UNESCO, EOLSS Publishers, Paris, France
  • Jeremic, B., Tafazzoli, N., Ancheta, T., Orbovic, N., and Blahoianu, A. (2013), “Seismic Behavior of NPP Structures Subjected to Realistic 3D, Inclined Seismic Motions, in Variable Layered Soil/Rock”, Nuclear Engineering and Design, Vol. 265, pp. 85-94
  • Jeremic, B., Jie, G., Preisig, M., and Tafazzoli N. (2009), “Time domain simulation of soil-foundation-structure interaction in non-uniform soils”, Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol. 38, Issue 5, pp 699-718
  • Tasiopoulou, P., Taiebat, M., Tafazzoli, N., and Jeremic, B. (2015), “Solution verification procedures for modeling and simulation of fully coupled porous media: Static and dynamic behavior”, Coupled Systems Mechanics Journal, Vol. 4(1), pp. 67–98
  • Tafazzoli, N., Ancheta, T., Orbovic, N., Blahoianu, A., Abrahamson, N., Jeremic, B. (2013), “Lack of Correlation (Incoherence) Modeling and Effects from Realistic 3D, Inclined, Body and Surface Seismic Motions”, 22nd Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (SMiRT), San Francisco, CA, August