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Case Study: Building the New Champlain Bridge

This case study of the New Champlain Bridge will give you fascinating details of this massive and complex project, with a focus on the transportation challenges involved in the construction 

Thursday, October 26 • 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Construction of the new Champlain Bridge represents one of North America’s biggest worksites. The project includes the construction of the new 3.4 kilometre Champlain Bridge, a new 470-metre bridge, the widening of Highway 15, and the improvement of Highways 132 and 10 on the South Shore. With a challenging timeline of 42 months, the logistical feats of the project – including on and off-site pre-fabrication, a multi modal transport solution and the use and creation of five temporary jetties – are both daunting and impressive.

This presentation will give delegates a supply chain logistics-focused, inside look at the new Champlain Bridge construction strategy from Signature on the Saint Lawrence, which are executing design, construction, financing, operations, and maintenance of the project. 


Daniel Genest  
Director, Coordination, Signature on the Saint Lawrence 

After earning his bachelor's degree in civil engineering at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Daniel Genest spent 30 years in the Canadian Army, rising to the rank of Colonel and acting as Commanding Officer of the St-Jean, Montreal and Valcartier garrisons. He joined SNC-Lavalin in June 2011 and oversaw, among others, the development of proposals for the Turcot and Champlain projects. Since the selection of the Signature on the Saint Lawrence consortium as the builder for the New Champlain Bridge Project, he has served as Director Coordination. His role consists in ensuring the sound operational coordination of SSL activities and maintaining  strong relations with all project stakeholders.

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