Meet the Experienced Members of Our Team
Laurentides Experts-Conseils Inc. is a leading engineering consultancy firm with a reputation built on quality, integrity and engineering excellence.
We are aware of the professional and technical resources that projects require to be successful. From initial concept through to project completion, our team offers impartial services in the best interests of our clients.
Choose us to benefit from sustainable, economical and ecological building solutions.
All projects entrusted to us are carried out in accordance with current engineering standards. We have more than 25 years of experience in the industry.
Our Resources to Ensure Performance Driven Projects
Chairman: Mr. Lionel Talbot, Senior Engineer
Mr. Talbot has more than 42 years of solid experience, including 23 years in design and project management, civil engineering, structural engineering and other construction consulting services.
He holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Manitoba and has been a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec since 1975.
Over the years, he has held various positions as an engineer, including 8 years at Bombardier where he was a project and design manager for recreational vehicles.
He also worked at Kenworth for 4 years where he was the Director of Plant Engineering Operations, Special Projects, Maintenance and Capital Budgets. In 1992, he founded his own consulting firm.
Director: Mr. Alexandre Guay, Engineer
Mr. Guay has been employed by Laurentides Experts-Conseils Inc. since 1997 and has a wealth of experience in civil engineering.
Each year, he handles more than 200 soil and feasibility studies. Following changes to the Canada Sanitation Regulations, he was also responsible for training municipal inspectors of the Laurentides and Lanaudière regions.
Mr. Guay completed his training in construction engineering at École de technologie supérieure. He specializes in hydraulics and road engineering.
Since then, he has also completed training courses in soil testing, water engineering and project management.
Ms. Françoise Girard, Engineer
Ms. Girard holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Université Laval. Prior to her employment at Laurentides-Experts-Conseils inc., she designed wastewater treatment systems to rehabilitate shorelines and wetlands. She also designed storm water ponds to protect lakes from cyanobacteria (blue algae).
Since Ms. Girard joined Laurentides-Experts-Conseils inc., she has designed wooden, steel, concrete and aluminum structures for various types of buildings, including factories, daycare centres, schools and skating rinks. She also has extensive experience in the design of foundations, including footings, piers and monolithic slabs. She has been working with us for 9 years.
Ms. Audrey Poretti, Civil Engineer
Ms. Poretti is a engineer and project manager with more than 10 years of experience in global civil engineering. She has been working at Laurentides Experts Consulting Inc. since 2015.
She specializes in municipal infrastructure studies, including the planning of roads, sewers, aqueducts, drainage and retention basins.
Mr. Jérémie Cazelais, Junior Engineer
Mr. Jérémie Cazelais is a junior engineer specializing in environmental engineering.
He combines his knowledge of geology and water treatment in the design and implementation of sanitary systems.
Under his belt, he has the experience of three internships in Innovation, Research and Development at Premier Tech Aqua.
His projects included mapping, hydrology, stratigraphy and aerobic granulation. He has been working at Laurentides Experts-Conseils Inc. since May 2015.
Mr. Richard-Daniel Brindamour Durocher, Junior Engineer
Mr. Brindamour Durocher is a junior engineer who has been working at Laurentides Experts-Conseils Inc. since May 2017. He has a wealth of consulting experience, having worked alongside many experienced engineers and project managers over the years.
His passion for civil engineering has allowed him to acquire varied knowledge in the fields of infrastructure and municipal roads. He distinguished himself by the rigour and vigour with which he executes his projects, both in design and construction supervision.
Mr. Marc-André Michaud, Junior Engineer
Mr. Michaud joined Laurentides Experts-Conseils Inc. in July 2017. He has extensive experience in civil engineering and has worked on various projects over the years.
He has held positions as coordinator, project manager and site supervisor at many engineering consulting firms.
He specializes in municipal infrastructure studies and the planning of roads, parking lots, sanitation and storm systems, aqueducts, drainage and retention ponds.
Ms. Julie Bélanger, Junior Engineer
Since graduating in mechanical engineering at the Université de Sherbrooke, Julie has been working in mechanical design. She worked at a consulting engineering firm as a junior design engineer before joining the Laurentides Experts-Conseils team. She has nearly three years of experience in mechanical design and with her five internships, she has nearly four years of experience in various fields; from medical to aeronautics, passing through robotics, industrial and composite materials. Having designed several construction equipment and lifting equipment, she is comfortable with stress and strain calculations as well as 3D modeling and fabrication drawings.
Mr Jacob Thémens, Junior Engineer
Mr. Thémens is a junior engineer who has been working at Laurentides Experts-Conseils Inc. since December 2017.
He works as a project manager in structure.
Mr. Jean-Louis Laroche, Junior Engineer
Mr. Laroche is a junior engineer who has been working at Laurentides Experts-Conseils Inc. since January 2018.
He works as an environmental project manager.
Mr. Sébastien Desautels, Technician
Mr. Desautels has over 15 years of engineering experience. He studied topometry and forest botany as part of a forestry technology course at Cégep de Baie-Comeau.
He continued his training in civil engineering technology at Cégep Montmorency in Laval.
Mr. Desautels has been working at Laurentides Experts-Conseils Inc. since 2003. He is a water treatment and materials laboratory technician.
Mr. Réal Dion, Senior Draftsman
Mr. Dion has 50 years of construction experience. He has a wealth of experience working as a foreman in excavation.
He has also been an excavation and construction contractor for 8 years.
Mr. Dion subsequently reoriented his career by completing computer-assisted drawing training.
He then worked as a structural and civil engineering draftsman. Over the years, he has been involved in many projects.
Mr. Jonathan Boyer Talbot, Draftsman
Mr. Talbot has over 15 years of experience in making detailed technical drawings and plans for buildings, electronics and infrastructure.
With the help of various software, he participates in the preparation of plans for steel, wood and foundation works.