Christian has always been fascinated by the majesty of the most beautiful bridges in the world, and was naturally steered into engineering to be involved one day in the building and maintenance thereof.
For 12 years, Christian played a leading role within the Quebec Ministry of Transportation (MTQ). He oversaw the bearing capacity assessment of more than 2,000 bridges in the province. During that period, he also took part in the plan and specification preparation for the construction or rehabilitation of 20 bridges and civil engineering structures. Subsequently, he turned to consulting services, where he now specializes in work team coordination.
Christian has participated in numerous projects related to the maintenance of Quebec’s infrastructures. Among other things, he has managed the preparation of plans and specifications for the reconstruction of the Galipeault bridge on the A-20 eastbound side, and rehabilitation of that bridge’s existing structures on the A-20 westbound side, at the major entrance to the area just west of the island of Montreal.
Christian remains conversant with the construction industry’s methods and materials, particularly in terms of improving the life expectancy of bridges and addressing issues related to climate change and the increase in traffic.
Since 1990, Christian has played an active role working on technical committees of the Canadian Standards Association for the development and approval of the Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code.