MONTREAL, December 7, 2011 – PLAN, the magazine of the Ordre professional des ingénieurs du Québec, published an article in its December issue entitled “Un métal mal connu” (A Poorly Known Metal) about the role of aluminum in Quebec’s infrastructure projects.
Alexandre de la Chevrotière, President of the MAADI Group, a Montreal-based engineering firm specializing in the design and construction of aluminum bridges, discusses the Ministère des Transports du Québec’s reluctance to use materials other than concrete and steel in its plans to replace the Champlain Bridge and other major provincial infrastructure. Mr. de la Chevrotière noted that many engineers have only a limited knowledge of aluminum’s characteristics.
The MAADI Group creates innovative aluminum solutions that can be deployed in extreme weather conditions throughout the world, including Quebec. The firm, established in 2005 by Alexandre de la Chevrotière, is best known for its patented Make-A-Bridge system that permits installation of modular gangways of light aluminum alloys in compliance with the most demanding international standards.
Un métal mal connu appears on page 24 of the magazine’s electronic version.