About Us

Thurber is a consulting company specializing in geotechnical, environmental, construction materials and testing, operating from offices in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario. We are a Canadian firm owned by senior practicing professionals that gives us specialized knowledge of the various complex geotechnical and environmental conditions across the country.

At Thurber, we know that our success can be attributed to the hard working, innovative group of people who come to work each day ready and excited to take on new challenges and solve problems. Our team can draw on experienced personnel who work in various areas of specialization whether it be seismic design and natural hazards in British Columbia, heavily loaded foundations, slope stability and slide stabilization in Alberta or bridge foundations and tunneling in Ontario. We communicate to provide practical cost-effective solutions to our clients.

Health & Safety

Thurber considers the personal health and safety of all our employees to be of primary importance. We are committed to maintaining a Health and Safety Program that is founded on the prevention of occupationally induced injuries, illnesses and property loss. We consider this aspect of our business as important as production, quality and cost control.

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Our History

Founded in 1957 in Victoria, BC by Reginald Cameron Thurber, the firm was created to provide services in soil mechanics and foundation engineering, primarily for highways and railways. After Reg’s plane crash in early 1968, the firm continued to thrive by adding new capabilities and expanding eastwards into Alberta.