About Us Overview
What We Do
GEMS is the Environmental Specialist for the Construction Industry. We employ pro-active methodologies in design, permit applications and monitoring related to: erosion and sedimentation control; creek or wetland mitigation; groundwater control (dewatering); and all construction related activities in sensitive areas at all stages of a project. GEMS specializes in providing accelerated services and environmental emergency response.
GEMS works to be a provider of environmental solutions to all of our clients. We are the leaders in innovation, and responsiveness. We bridge the gap between the world of construction and development and the environmental agencies that govern them.
GEMS‘s approach is best described by the 5Cs:
- From Conception
- To Construction
- Through to Completion
- Working in Compliance
- And Collaboration
GEMS is with you at every stage of your project
Striving to achieve your mission in every project we work on, GEMS works to provide unique environmental solutions that are simple, cost-effective, and most importantly, that work for all of our clients.
At GEMS, we understand there is always more than one perspective on a project – the owner, the consultant, the engineer, the contractor, the regulatory agencies – and as the Environmental Manager on projects, GEMS pulls together all the perspectives to deliver the end results.
We know first hand that sometimes managing and navigating the environmental aspects of a project can be complex (permitting and approvals, environmental regulations, monitoring, reporting, timing windows, emergency response etc.). The GEMS ONE CALL Environmental Solutions approach takes the complicated out of an already complex environmental management process.
Our Team of Experts
Our expertise spans a wide spectrum – from experience in specialty contracting to the advanced knowledge of environmental science. GEMS has extensive experience with multiple agencies at all three levels of government (municipal, provincial and federal) in the environmental field as well as in-depth knowledge of all applicable regulations, Best Management Practices (BMPs) and requirements.
Our core team and professional partnerships cover a wide range of areas from hydrogeology, ecology, aquatic and fish biology and geology to Certified Inspectors of Sediment and Erosion Control (CISEC). As professionals, we pride ourselves on being able to provide our experience and knowledge to overcome challenges in an efficient and quality driven manner.