Piteau Associates offers a comprehensive range of geotechnical, hydrogeological and environmental consulting services to the mining and resources sectors worldwide. Established in 1976, Piteau Associates provides practical, innovative, cost-effective and environmentally responsible solutions that assist clients in meeting their engineering challenges. Areas of specialized practice include rock mechanics, soil mechanics, geotechnical engineering, hydrogeology, engineering geology, structural geology, photogrammetry, terrain mapping and environmental engineering. Projects include open-pit slope design, slope depressurization, mine water management, waste dumps, underground openings, plant site foundations, landslides and geological hazards, route and site selection, roads and pipelines, sedimentation and retention ponds, acid rock drainage and mine closure planning. With offices in Vancouver and Kelowna (Canada), Reno (U.S.), Santiago (Chile) and Lima (Peru), Piteau Associates has added value to more than 200 mining projects from Alaska to Tasmania, and from Chile to China.