CIMA+ wins two awards for the restoration of the oldest monastery in North America

Grands prix du génie-conseil 2017 le 15 mai 2017, Montréal
From left to right: Mr. Réal Laporte, President of Hydro-Québec Equipment and Shared Services, and President and CEO of SEBJ; presenting the award to Mr. Denis Fortin, Partner, Project Leader, CIMA+; in the presence of Mr. Denis Robitaille, General Manager of the Fiducie du patrimoine culturel des Augustines.

Laval, May 19, 2017 – CIMA+ is proud to have won a Grand Prix du génie-conseil Québécois (granted by the Quebec Association of Consulting Engineering Firms) in the Building Mechanical and Electrical Systems category for the Monastère des Augustines restoration project, which also earned a special Visionary award. The gala took place on May 15 at the Grande Bibliothèque de Montréal.

“Excellence is part of the values advocated by CIMA+ since its foundation. We are proud to have earned this award that is testimony to our culture of excellence and to the integration of sustainable development into our engineering expertise,” says François Plourde, President and CEO at CIMA+.

This large-scale restoration project ($42 M) of the oldest monastery hospital in North America consisted in bringing all of the archives and collections from the twelve monasteries and hospitals founded by the Augustinians under one roof; and reconfiguring the hospitality infrastructure for visitors who wish to experience the lifestyle of these nuns. The project involved the reconversion of the old “cells” into 60 rooms, the development of a food court, a store, event rooms, a museum, archive centre and museum reserve.

About the Grands Prix du génie-conseil québécois

The Grands Prix competition aims at showcasing the engineering behind the best projects in the industry, and rewards clients and engineering firms who demonstrate innovation and excellence. This was the 15th edition of this prestigious competition.

About CIMA+

CIMA+ is a Canadian, multidisciplinary firm that specializes in consulting engineering, project management, urban planning, communication systems, and the environment, allowing for a full range of services in urban infrastructure, transportation, buildings, industry, energy and hydroelectricity, telecommunications and geomatics. With 40 offices across Canada and Africa, CIMA+ employs nearly 1,800 people, over half of whom share ownership in the company. For more information on CIMA+, please visit


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