Iconic and historical buildings must be protected and maintained according to current standards and needs. CIMA+ has technical engineering specialists who restore or renovate these unique facilities, preserving the heritage of a community.
The preservation and upgrading of historical buildings require specialized expertise. The experienced specialists at CIMA+ have completed many historical building projects developing a unique approach with expertise that has been recognized many times over and is now part of our corporate culture.
Unique multidisciplinary approach, recognized expertise
Working on older buildings requires creativity and in-depth knowledge in the preservation of materials, such as masonry, and an understanding of the overall energy performance of the building including the building envelope (facade and roofing).
There are many challenges that must be addressed when modernizing while preserving these older buildings. Close collaboration with each discipline, as well as with the client and the contractors is vital. Expertise and experience are essential when undertaking projects of this magnitude. Our teams at CIMA+ master all the particularities inherent in this type of project including aspects related to the structure or materials, electromechanics, and sustainable development.
CIMA+ is recognized for developing unconventional and highly creative multidisciplinary solutions and has demonstrated the ability to complete these projects all while respecting and preserving the heritage. From the ability to integrate the electromechanical systems, to finding ways to connect old to new, CIMA+ has been awarded and recognized not only for the quality of the mechanical, electrical or structural engineering, but for integrating all of this into the architecture, thus preserving and maintaining the beauty of the historical building.
Our expertise: facts and figures
CIMA+’s achievements span more than 30 years and speak for themselves.
Disover our institutional and heritage projects
Our teams have successfully completed hundreds of large-scale engineering projects.
In the framework of an investment project for the Lachine Canal National Historic Site, reconstruction works were carried out on concrete walls in several sectors, namely a partially wooded...
This $60M, LEED-CI Silver certified project consisted of the construction of a 5, 400 m² expansion and densification of work spaces to increase the building’s capacity to house approximately 700 additional...
This $60.5M project aimed at improving the infrastructure of the Parliament building housing the Quebec National Assembly. Works consisted of expanding the building for the first time in 100...
This project was carried out as part of a BIM process using Revit and consisted of the construction of a two-storey, 4,000 m2 building including:Administrative offices, meeting and interview...
Victoria Hall is an iconic building in the Town of Petrolia, historically known as Canada’s Victorian Oil Town. In the framework of this rehabilitation project, CIMA+ was tasked by...
In order to create a haven of peace and pursue their mission, they decided to open the doors of their founding monastery and make their collections and archives available...
Awards and recognition
Over the past few years, CIMA+'s expertise has been recognized for major projects, including the improvement of the Quebec National Assembly, and the Monastère des Augustines infrastructure assets, the latter having been described as "visionary."
These awards also recognize the close working relationship we have with architects, historians, archaeologists, and other heritage specialists, with whom we share a great passion for preserving and showcasing our history.
2017 – Monastères des Augustines
CIMA+ won the Grands Prix du génie-conseil québécois “Visionary Award” in 2017 for the completion of the Monastères de Augustines project.
2020 - Expansion of the Quebec National Assembly
CIMA+ won the Grands Prix du génie-conseil québécois “Mechanical – Electrical Building” award in 2020 for the completion of the Quebec National Assembly expansion project.