Following studies in civil engineering, with a focus on structural dynamics, Denis set his sights on the bridges and civil engineering structures field. For the past 30 years, he has developed unique expertise and participated in the design of many large-scale projects in Quebec and elsewhere in Canada.
Denis has contributed to a number of technical advances related to steel, concrete, wood, and mixed structures. Of note is his experience as chief designer of Advance Design America (VisualDesign) software used for bridge analysis and design. A true reference in his field, he has led several training sessions associated with bridge design and assessment.
Denis served as discipline manager, designer, and examiner during the construction of the new Mistissini wooden bridge, a multiple-award-winning 160-metre-long structure.