Engineering, Geoscience and Environmental Consulting
Excellence. Integrity. Innovation. Service.
Celebrating over 60 Years of Heritage, Innovation & Success.
Since 1956, JDMA has been a world-wide leader in providing practical, innovative consulting solutions to
engineering, geoscience and environmental challenges - on Planet Earth and beyond.
1947: Jack Mollard graduates from Purdue
Jack completes his Master's in Engineering at Purdue University becoming the first Canadian to study airphoto interpretation for terrain analysis.
1952: Jack Mollard Ph. D.
Jack completes his Ph.D. from Cornell University under Don Belcher.
1961: Shoreline erosion for Lake Diefenbaker
JDMA conducts the first shoreline erosion studies for the future Lake Diefenbaker that would impound the South Saskatchewan River near Coteau Creek.
1965: George Mollard begins at JDMA
George begins a 45 year career working at J.D. Mollard & Associates.
1970's: Pipeline Route Studies
JDMA is involved in a number of routing, terrain mapping and construction materials searching studies for a number of arctic pipeline projects, including the MacKenzie Valley and Alaska Pipelines.
1972: First Landsat MSS satellite images
JDMA begins interpreting satellite imagery as the first commercial satellite images from Landsat Multi-Spectral Scanner is available.
1972: First publication of the Blue Book
Jack Mollard first published his famous textbook Landforms and Surface Materials of Canada.
1986: Lynden Penner Starts Employment
Current owner and President, Lynden Penner, begins his career with JD Mollard.
1987: First ground conductivity studies
JDMA acquires its first EM-31 ground conductivity meter to support aggregate exploration studies.
1988: Lineament analysis for potash mining industry
JDMA conducted photo-lineament studies for potash mines in south-central Saskatchewan. JDMA would conduct several more studies on lineaments for the potash industry over the next several years.
1993: Mars Geography
JDMA works with NASA to interpret Mars satelite imagery
1999: Jack Mollard is awarded the Julian C Smith medal
Jack is awarded the Engineering Institute of Canada's Julian C Smith medal awarded for "Achievement in the Development of Canada".
2000: Pipeline Stress-Corrosion Cracking studies
Development begins on a predictive model for Stress-Corrosion Cracking in buried pipelines.
2003: Nunavut Roads
The government of newly formed Nunavut hires JDMA to route a series of all-season roads connecting the northern communities of Rankin Inlet, Chesterfield Inlet, Baker Lake and Whale Cove
2003: Peace-Athabasca Delta
JDMA is contracted by BC Hydro to investigate geomorphic changes in the Peace-Athabasca Delta.
2005: Great Sand Hills Regional Environmental Study
JDMA is part of the Scientific Advisory Council for the Great Sand Hills Regional Environmental Study (RES), providing expertise on terrain, land cover changes, and erosion susceptibility modelling.
2009: Jack Mollard receives the Sir John Kennedy Medal
Jack is awarded the Sir John Kennedy Medal from the Engineering Institute of Canada.
2010: Lynden Penner takes over as president of J.D. Mollard and Associates
Jacks resigns as president, passes the baton to long-time employee Lynden Penner.
2013: Using GPR to locate unmarked grave sites
JDMA acquires and begins to use a Ground Penetrating Radar to locate unmarked graves and artifacts at various archaeological sites across Saskatchewan.
2015: UAV Surveying
JDMA aquires its first unmanned aerial vehicle system; research begins into the use of UAV-generated orthomosaics and DEMs.
2016: Celebrating 60 Years
JDMA celebrates 60 years of business.
2017: Jack Mollard passes away
Jack Mollard passes away, bringing a remarkable career to a close. January 3, 1924-September 13, 2017.
2018: Company history book is published
The 60 year company history book is published in 2018.
2019: Landforms and Surface Materials of Canada - 9th Edition Published
Originally written and compiled by Dr. Jack Mollard in 1972 it remains in use by several universities and for industry workshops.
2020: New Location
Moved to our new location at 2215-A Emmett Hall Road, Regina, consolidating our office space, lab facilities and field equipment in one location.
2021: Project Highlight
Appointed by the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency for Quality Control and Quality Assurance for the provincial wetland and drainage mapping project.
2022: Project Highlight
Commissioned by Hatch to complete a baseline geomorphological assessment for the El Chaparral Hydroelectric Project in El Salvador utilizing satellite imagery, LiDAR data and available field and technical information.
2022: Delivery of online terrain analysis workshop
Delivered our first online 3D terrain analysis workshop utilizing anaglyph images created from Dr. Mollard’s Landforms and Surface Materials of Canada. One hundred and twelve (112) people participated from across Canada and elsewhere.
We Provide the Expertise and Experience to Keep Your Projects Moving Forward – on Seven Continents and Beyond.
The engineers and geoscientists at J.D. Mollard and Associates (2010) Limited have carried out over 5,000 consulting assignments for hundreds of clients in government, academia and private industry. We’ve successfully consulted on every continent in the world, and even gone beyond Earth by working with NASA to studying surficial features on Mars!
Terrain Mapping and Site Charactarization
Nearly all of the consulting assignments undertaken by JDMA require an understanding of topography, geology, material properties and morphological processes.
JDMA have carried out hundreds of aggregate locations studies across Canada. To complement these studies, JDMA conducts geophysical surveys, backhoe testing, as well as in-house lab testing of samples.
Air photos, satellite images and other remotely sensed datasets are particularly useful for mapping environmental conditionsrelated to surficial geology, topography and vegetation cover and for historical change detection.
J.D. Mollard and Associates (2010) Limited is a professional engineering, geoscience and environmental consulting firm based in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Dr. Jack Mollard founded the original J.D. Mollard and Associates Limited in 1956, and over the next five decades Jack and his firm carried out more than 5,000 consulting assignments for governments, academia and private industry, across Canada and around the world. Read More
J. D. Mollard & Associates (2010) Limited
2215-A Emmett Hall Rd
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