TECHNICAL SERVICES

OUR MANDATE

The services offered cover a wide range of activities such as:

  • Civil Engineering;
  • Architecture;
  • Five-year Plans on community assets;
  • Road Engineering;
  • Geotechnical Engineering;
  • Training & Maintenance Plans.

Regardless the scope of activities, our technical services are able to offer, with our knowledge and experience, professional expertise capable of providing the most competent support to Band Councils, while respecting their integrity.

The work by our technical services takes on many forms:

  • Land Surveying;
  • Preparing plans & Specifications;
  • Providing estimates;
  • Bidding scenarios;
  • Inspecting;
  • Project Management;
  • Supervising projects;
  • Feasibility studies;

The basis of our intervention mode can be characterized by the fact that our technical services rely on the knowledge acquired concerning communities and their existing environment. With a multidisciplinary approach, our technical services are able to offer Band Councils solutions to various problems by taking into account distinct aspects such as environmental impacts, maintenance, price/quality ratio, future development, etc.

DIRECTIVE BOARD

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DENYS BERNARD

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
One of the roles occupied by Denys is representing the Nation. He supervises, manages and administers the different funding programs and current projects at the Grand Conseil de la Nation Waban-Aki (GCNWA). He is also in charge of staff supervision and ensures that the institutional values and established performance requirements are respected.
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MARIO DIAMOND

TECHNICAL SERVICES DIRECTOR
Mario has extensive experience and knowledge in the field of civil engineering. Having worked with the GCNWA since 2009, he supervises, manages and administers the technical services department in both civil engineering and construction in general.

ENGINEERING

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LOUIS JUTRAS, ENG.

COORDINATOR - ENGINEERING
Louis graduated from the University of Sherbrooke in Civil Engineering in December 2015. He then worked for two years as a site engineer and superintendent for Kiewit Construction. In September 2017, Louis joined the GCNWA team where his comprehensive technical knowledge in the design and technical application of site standards are key assets. Louis also has thorough experience in remote field projects.
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BENOIT GIGUÈRE, ENG. JR.

JUNIOR ENGINEER
Having graduated from the University of Sherbrooke in Civil Engineering in December 2016, Benoit joined the GCNWA team shortly after graduation. He is responsible for design standards and the application of engineering calculations necessary for road development and repair projects. Benoit also possesses sound technical drawing skills.
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NICOLAS MARINEAU

CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN
Nicolas holds a College Diploma in Civil Engineering from the Cégep de Trois-Rivières and a Certificate in Environmental Studies from the Université de Sherbrooke. During his career, he has developed an expertise in materials control and soil decontamination. He also has a good knowledge of drawing and surveying.

HOUSING

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MAXIME DIAMOND

COORDINATOR - HOUSING
Maxime works in collaboration with various communities, mainly on construction, inspection and building evaluation projects. In addition, he regularly works on various projects in collaboration with different government bodies.
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GENEVIÈVE VEILLEUX

ARCHITECTURAL TECHNICIAN
Geneviève graduated with a DEC in Architecture Technology in 2008 and works for the GCNWA since 2009. As an architectural technician, she is responsible for designing, producing and completing construction plans for several projects. In addition to actively participating in the management of the various ongoing projects, Geneviève is also responsible for CMHC grant programs.
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JEAN DUMONT

ESTIMATOR - PROJECT MANAGER SR.
Jean has extensive experience in Project Management, Estimating and teaching Building Technology. Thanks to his range of skills, he now has nearly 20 years of specialized experience. Passionate about energy efficiency and the laws surrounding buildings, he knows a lot about building standards and codes. As an Estimator - Senior Project Manager, Jean performs inspections, estimates and project management within the Technical Services Department.
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MARILYNE RAPOSO

ARCHITECTURAL TECHNICIAN
Marilyne graduated from the CEGEP of Trois-Rivières in May 2018 in Architecture Technology. She also completed a civil engineering degree from the same educational institution in 2014. She joined the GCNWA team during her studies, contributing to the drafting tasks of different projects, residential building design and inspections. Marilyne possesses a thorough knowledge of building standards.
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ALEXANDRE LAROUCHE

CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN
Alexandre graduated from the CEGEP of Trois-Rivières in May 2017. During his studies, he was hired by the Ministère des Transports as a construction supervisor. Through his work, he acquired various experience such as contract management and work inspection. In April 2018, he joined the GCNWA team. Alexandre possesses good knowledge of road network standards, surveying and site supervision.
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CYRILLE CANTIN

CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN
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DANIEL SIROIS

BUILDING INSPECTOR - ESTIMATOR
Daniel has extensive construction experience and he currently works at the GCNWA as a Building Inspector. He also assists the engineering team in supervising construction or other related inspection work.
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PAUL-ÉMILE AUGER

EMERGENCY MANAGER PREVENTION OFFICER
Paul-Émile Auger is the Emergency Management Prevention Officer for GCNWA's participation in the Emergency Management Assistance Program of Indigenous Services Canada (ISC). One of the objectives of the Emergency Management Assistance Program is to improve the preparedness of nine First Nations communities for local risks.
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VÉRONIQUE LEROUX-FORGET

ASSET MANAGEMENT AGENT
Véronique is working on the Asset Management project with several communities with which the GCNWA is currently working.
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INTERN

VACANT POSITION

OUR PROJECTS

WÔLINAK

  • 2008 – Extension of Tomakowa Street
  • 2009 – Construction of a 4-unit housing unit on Tomakowa Street
  • 2009 – New municipal garage
  • 2010 – Preparation of architectural plans of a single family residence
  • 2010 – Development of a pedestrian promenade on Leblanc Road
  • 2010 – Construction of a 4-unit housing unit on the Danube Boulevard
  • 2011 – Construction of a semi-detached building on Tomakowa Street
  • 2013 – Expansion of the GCNWA Administrative Offices - Phase I
  • 2014 – Enlargement of the Family Hall
  • 2014 – Arrangement of the Traiteur W room
  • 2014 – Development of des Pins Road
  • 2015 – Ecoduct for Serpentine turtles
  • 2015 – Culvert of Solinak Street
  • 2015 – Expansion of the GCNWA Administrative Offices – Phase II
  • 2015 – Parking of the GCNWA Administrative Offices
  • 2016 – Culverts on Mikowa Street
  • 2016 – Nolka Street Development - Phase I
  • 2017 – Nolka Street Development - Phase II
  • 2017 – Production of development plans for the construction of an indoor pool
  • 2018 – Infrastructure Vulnerability Study
  • 2019 – New Abenaki Band Council of Wôlinak

ODANAK

  • 2009 – Industrial Motel Construction - Phase I
  • 2010 – Construction of a 4-unit housing unit on Kizos Street
  • 2010 – Construction of the post-secondary institution Kiuna
  • 2011 – Construction of a 6-unit housing unit on Awassos Street
  • 2012 – Wastewater Treatment Plan
  • 2013 – Installation of a laboratory for water tests
  • 2013 – Construction of a 4-unit housing unit on Managuan Street
  • 2014 – Construction of a garage for the Environment and Land Office in Odanak
  • 2014 – Construction of the administrative offices of the Odanak Abenaki Council
  • 2014 – Expansion of the Health Centre
  • 2014 – Expansion of the Police Station
  • 2014 – Expansion of the Community Hall
  • 2014 - Parking of the new administrative offices of the Abenaki Band Council of Odanak
  • 2015 – Addition of a solar wall to the new administrative offices
  • 2015 – Expansion of the CPE Aw8ssisak
  • 2015 – Rehabilitation of the library
  • 2016 – Redevelopment of the post office
  • 2016 – Construction of a semi-detached on Managuan Street
  • 2016 – Abrasive storage dome for Public Works
  • 2016 – Development of Pakessos and Sips streets
  • 2016 – Development of a bicycle path for the Kiuna Institution
  • 2016 – Major restoration at the Abenaki Museum
  • 2016 – Major restoration at the Community Hall
  • 2016 – Upgrading to CPE Aw8ssisak standards
  • 2016 – Managuan Street Extension ($80,000)
  • 2016 – Rainwater outfall reconstruction on Waban-Aki Street
  • 2017 – Industrial district infrastructure
  • 2017 – Industrial Motel Construction - Phase II
  • 2017 – Yellow perch spawning ground (Project Management)
  • 2017 – Construction of a new Public Works garage
  • 2018 – Expansion of the Kiuna Institution
  • 2018 – Infrastructure Vulnerability Study
  • 2019 – New Presbytery
  • 2019 – Plans and specifications for the construction of a new eco-centre
  • 2019 – Pakessos Road Development
  • 2019 – Abenaki Museum Trail

KANESATAKE

  • 2014 – Wastewater and drinking water
  • 2014 – Geothermal energy at the Immersion School
  • 2015 – Wastewater and drinking water (survey work)
  • 2015 – Drainage of Bonspille Rd.
  • 2016 – Rehabilitation of Angus Rd and Simon Rd roads
  • 2017 – Immersion School oil transfer area
  • 2017 – Drafting of plans and specifications for the rehabilitation of Arisawe Road
  • 2017 – Drafting of plans and specifications for the rehabilitation of Bruno Road
  • 2017 – Drafting of plans and specifications for the rehabilitation of Mountain Road
  • 2017 – Nicholas Road rehabilitation
  • 2017 – Flood Management
  • 2017 – Major Restoration at the high school (windows and ventilation)
  • 2018 – Plans for the Youth Center
  • 2019 – Wastewater and drinking water
  • 2019 – Construction of Mountain, Bruno and Arisawe Streets
  • 2019 – Management of the Emergency Power projects for the Band Council and the Kanesatake Human Resource Offices (KHRO)
  • 2019 – Flood Management
  • 2019 – Renovation & Redesign of the KHRO

KAHNAWAKE

  • 2017 – Inspections of several buildings
  • 2018 – Redesign the conference room at the Band Council
  • 2018 – Inspection of the Social Services Department buildings
  • 2018 – Redevelopment plan for the Kahnawake Social Sercives Complex (KSCS) building
  • 2018 – Inspection of the 47 units of the social housing stock
  • 2019 – Project Management during the renovation of the 47 units in the social housing stock
  • 2019 – Inspection of a historic century-old building (Ross House)

LISTUGUJ

  • 2015 – Construction of the Public Works new garage
  • 2017 – Construction of an abrasive storage building
  • 2018 – Paving of 10 streets
  • 2018 – Flood Management
  • 2019 – Management & Supervision of the works following the floods
  • 2019 – Caplin Road
  • 2019 – Officer Creek flood

GESGAPEGIAG

  • 2017 – Production of architectural plans for the GHRDC expansion
  • 2017 – Baieview Development
  • 2017 – Development of Lentug and Gasgusi roads
  • 2017 – Production of architectural plans for 7 single-family homes
  • 2017 – Production of architectural plans for a twin
  • 2017 – Production of architectural plans for a 6-plex
  • 2019 – Rehabilitation of the Drinking Water Plant
  • 2019 – Production of plans for the Public Works garage, the shopping centre and the butcher's shop

ISC (Indigenous Services Canada)

  • 2015 – Development of the SRCB Asset Condition Reporting System
  • 2016 – Distribution of smoke detectors to the communities and tribal councils
  • 2017 – Distribution of 2.5lbs fire extinguishers and carbon monoxide detectors to the communities and tribal councils
  • 2017 – Feasibility Study for pyrolysis at Unamen Shipu
  • 2018 – Development of the SRCB Asset Condition Reporting System
  • 2018 –  Inspection of three houses and management of the inspection project of 12 senior's residences
  • 2019 – Income Support

MANAWAN

  • 2017 – Building Inspection

BARRIERE LAKE

  • 2018 - Automation of blowers in aerated ponds
  • 2019 - Replacement of the wastewater pumping station
  • 2019 - Repairs on the wastewater collection system
  • 2019 - New Primary School - Phase I
  • 2019 - Drinking water treatment plant refurbishment
  • 2019 - Investigation of the drinking water distribution network

FNQLHSSC

  • 2017 – Inspection of several daycare centres on the communities

OFF COMMUNITY

PARKS CANADA

Parc de la Mauricie

  • 2018 – Structural & Building inspection
  • 2018 – Management of the temporary repair of the Mistagance amphitheatre
  • 2018 – Inspection of the Halte du Marie
  • 2018 – Management of the temporary repair of the Halte du Marie

Fort Chambly

  • 2019 – Evaluation of renovations at the Fort Chambly Historic Site

OTHER PROJECTS

  • 2015 – Public Works and Government Services Canada - Rehabilitation of La Romaine Wharf
  • 2015 – Saint-Sylvère – Refurbishment of the 16e rang
  • 2015 – Saint-Sylvère - Optimization of the wastewater treatment system
  • 2015 – Saint-Sylvère - Deposhotation
  • 2015 – Sainte-Françoise - Parking for the multifunctional room
  • 2016 – Mont-Ham - Expansion of the main building
  • 2016 – Port de Trois-Rivières - Building Inspection
  • 2016 – Manseau - Level crossing
  • 2016 – Sainte-Françoise - Rehabilitation of various rows
  • 2016 – PureSphera Group - Concrete slab for industrial crusher
  • 2016 – PureSphera Group - Mezzanine for transformers
  • 2017 – MRC de Bécancour - Watercourse Management
  • 2017 – Saint-Sylvère – Rehabilitation of the 16e rang, Phase II
  • 2017 – Gentilly – Water Management at the Sûreté du Québec Station
  • 2017 – Gentilly – Repair of the Sûreté du Québec Station Building
  • 2018 – MRC de Bécancour –Watercourse Management
  • 2018 – Saint-Pier-les-Becquets –Drinking Water Management
  • 2019 – Sainte-Francoise – Inspection of the Multifunctional Hall

TYPE OF WORKS

  • Plans & Specifications
  • Project Management
  • Project Monitoring
  • Architecture
  • Civil & Municipal Engineering
  • Building Inspection (residential, institutional and commercial)
  • Building Evaluation (residential, institutional and commercial)
  • Redesign & Renovation Project Management (major and minor)
  • Institutional Interior Design
  • Property Assessments on First Nation Communities
  • Roadway
  • Etc.

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