The international consulting engineering firm GHD is celebrating 50 years of providing professional services in Quebec.
Inspec-Sol, a firm founded in Montreal in 1972, merged with GHD in 2015 and became part of its global network. Today, the company employs nearly 400 engineers, architects and scientists in six offices across Quebec, in Montreal, Brossard, Rimouski, Quebec, Lévis and Saguenay. GHD’s global network includes more than 10,000 professionals in 200 offices around the world.
“We have participated in and won awards for some of the most significant engineering, architectural and construction projects in Quebec over the past 50 years,” said Steve Lécuyer, the firm’s Managing Director (GM) for the Eastern Canada. “As we look to the future, we are acutely aware that challenges such as climate change, energy transition and infrastructure renewal will define our legacy for the next 50 years.”
GHD’s history in Quebec includes projects such as the completion of Autoroute 30, which completed the highway bypass of the island of Montreal on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, and the Center Hospitalier de the University of Montreal (CHUM), a 772-bed facility on the site of the historic St-Luc Hospital. The Association des Firmes de Génie-conseil – Québec (AFG) recently honored the firm’s contributions to the Turcot interchange reconstruction project (photo) and to the project for the new hospital complex in Baie-Saint-Paul.
“Some of the world’s best-known organizations turn to us every day for our insights and technical expertise,” says Chris Hunter, GHD Managing Director for Canada. “Our success demonstrates the commitment we share to improving the lives of the communities where we live and work.