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Portrait of Francis Robert: trainee at JCCBI

The Corporation cares about training the next generation of engineers. It therefore has close relationships with Quebec universities to offer internships that help students discover the profession, feel confident about their career choice, and take on responsibility for a project. For nearly a month now, The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) has been […] ...
28 February 2017   ·


Quebec student engineers have the right stuff! The Pont d’acier Hercule club vies for a second North American title

Last year for the first time, a Canadian university won the National Student Steel Bridge Competition, which is organized by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Out of 223 participating universities, the Pont d’acier Hercule team fro ...
28 February 2017   ·


Monsarrat, Pratley & Strauss

“Three times the charm” is a saying that applies to the history of the Jacques Cartier Bridge, as two projects for a bridge to relieve increased car traffic between Montreal and the South Shore were abandoned due to a lack of government support . However, a third project was accepted in 1924 after the Harbour Commissioners […] ...
23 February 2017   ·


Feel the energy with François Laforest, Master Electrician at JCCBI.

This month’s employee profile features a profession we don’t come across often here at JCCBI, but his work is essential to keeping our structures operational. Meet François Laforest, Master Electrician. As a child, François didn’t want to become an electrician like his father. He always told himself he would pursue another career. But this ...
20 February 2017   ·


Georges Pelletier

As editor-in-chief of Le Devoir, Georges Pelletier launched a petition to get the Harbour Commissioners of Montreal to rename the Harbour Bridge the “Jacques Cartier Bridge.” His mission was a success, as the bridge has borne the name of this French explorer and discoverer since June 1934.   What do you know about Georges Pelletier? […] ...
16 February 2017   ·


Have you seen the light displays on the Jacques Cartier Bridge?

If you use the Jacques Cartier Bridge or live nearby, you may have noticed the light effects on the structure over the past few weeks. This is just a taste of the illumination of the Jacques Cartier Bridge, a flagship project for the celebrations of Montreal’s 375th anniversary and Canada’s 150th. As the lighting system […] ...
15 February 2017   ·


TOP 5: Advice from civil engineers

Being a civil engineer means… Raphaël Lavoie, Eng., JCCBI Project Coordinator “Getting to work on large-scale projects that have a direct impact on both users and local populations. It also means realizing the scope of your professional duty when it comes to making decisions to keep users safe.” “Learning much more than technical standards and […] ...
10 February 2017   ·


Come join us at Pont Pop 2017!

Each year at the end of February, hundreds of high school and CEGEP students go head to head with the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) to see who can create a strong but aesthetically pleasing bridge using just popsicle sticks, toothpicks, white glue, and dental floss! Prizes totalling $10,000 will be awarded to teams that […] ...
10 February 2017   ·


Polytechnique Montréal takes up the “cardboard bridge” challenge

During Civil Engineering Week, JCCBI went to the École Polytechnique de Montréal on February 6 to judge the first “cardboard bridge” competition organized by the student association’s civil engineering committee in collaboration with structural engineering professors from the Department of Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering. With ...
10 February 2017   ·


2017 Quebec Engineering Competition: We were there!

From January 26 to 28, a team from the Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) joined 300 students for the 32nd edition of the Quebec Engineering Competition (QEC) as a sponsor and guest judge. Mr. François Demers, Senior Director, Champlain/New Champlain Bridge Corridor (NCBC) Projects at JCCBI, presided over the Consulting Eng ...
10 February 2017   ·


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