C.D. Underhill, President, Corporation of Land Surveyors of BC, 1957
Corporation of BC Land Surveyors - 1953 Executive. Back row: Andrew Hunter, Ciril Jones, Hesketh Roberts; Front row: G.S. Andrews, A.J. Butterfield, W.R. Young, H.S. Beckton, F.C. Underhill
Corporation of BC Land Surveyors - 1950 Executive. Back row: W.R. Young, F.C. Underhill, Duncan Cran; Front row: H.S. Beckton, G.K. Burnett, Cyril Jones, J.W. Hermon, F.O. Morris
Corporation of BC Land Surveyors - 1952 Executive. Back row: W.R. Young, A.J. Butterfield, Hesketh Roberts; Front row: G.S. Andrews, Duncan Cran, F.C. Underhill, H.S. Becton, G.K. Burnett
F.C. Underhill, President, Corporation of Land Surveyors of BC, 1952
The Williams Building at 413 Granville St., Vancouver. Underhill office from 1922 to 1956. View Looking down Hastings St. City of Vancouver Archives, Bu P646.2
The Williams Building at 413 Granville St., Vancouver. Underhill office from 1922 to 1956. View Looking down Granville St. City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 1399-389
Numerous electrical power development projects were undertaken for the B.C. Electric Co. (now BC Hydro). These included
- The Wahleach Power Development: survey of the 3½ mile tunnel, damsite, penstock control and legal surveys.
- The Cheakamus Power Development: triangulation control for a seven mile tunnel, Bridge River (2) Power development—a four mile tunnel.
- The Clowhom Power Development.
From 1955 to 1959, the firm completed over 500 electrical utility related projects for BC Engineering Co. and BC Electric Co. These included major rights-of-way, easements, topographic mapping, tunnels, penstocks and dams throughout British Columbia. Other clients of note in the 50s include
- School District 44 (North Vancouver)
- School District 39 (Vancouver)
- Imperial Oil Ltd.
- CMHC - Vancouver Fraserview Subdivision
- Standard Oil Co. of BC, Shell Oil of Canada
- Burrard Inlet Tunnel & Bridge Co. Ltd. (2nd Narrows Bridge), Dominion Construction Co. Ltd.
- BC Packers Ltd.
- Canadian Pacific Railway
- CN Rail
Charles David (C.D.) Underhill, P.Eng., BCLS, obtains his commission as a BCLS and becomes a partner. C.D. is the son of Clare Underhill.
For the second time, Clare Underhill is elected as president of the Corporation of Land Surveyors of BC. A.T.(Art) Holmes, P.Eng., BCLS, joins the partnership after national service and after obtaining a degree in Engineering Physics from UBC.
W.G. (Bill) Robinson, P.Eng., CLS, BCLS, obtains his commission as a BCLS. K.K. Wong (articled to Clare Underhill) obtains his commission as a BCLS, becoming the first Land Surveyor in BC of Chinese-Canadian decent.
W.G. (Bill) Robinson, P.Eng., CLS, BCLS, becomes a partner in the firm.
K.K. (Ken) Wong, BCLS, sends a letter of introduction to his old master, Clare Underhill, introducing a
very earnest young man who is J.W.(Jim) Sharpe.
Jim enters articles with Bill Robinson.
C.D. Underhill is elected as president of the Corporation of Land Surveyors of BC. Survey and mapping of the Harbour Headline of the North Fraser Port Authority (now Port Metro Vancouver) is completed.
T.L. (Terry) Jones obtains his commission as a BCLS.
J.M. (Jack) Parnell and Jim Sharpe obtain their commissions as BCLS's.