Today, CIMA+, one of Canada’s largest privately-owned consulting engineering firms, announced the acquisition of Écogénie Inc., a Quebec City-based consulting engineering firm offering eco-engineering services and solutions.

A leader in its field, Écogénie has more than 25 years of project experience in Quebec, with expertise in bank and slope stabilization using phytotechnologies, restoration and enhancement of natural environments, development and restoration of degraded sites, environmental studies and monitoring, urban forestry, landscape architecture, and geomatics.

“The demand for eco-engineering solutions is growing strongly in the many sustainable development projects entrusted to our firm,” said Raymond McNamara, vice president and partner of Earth and Environment at CIMA+. “Thanks to Écogénie’s expertise, our CIMA+ team will be able to diversify its range of services, which already included hydrology, and better meet this growing demand.”

“Écogénie’s mission has always been to offer our customers sustainable solutions inspired by eco-engineering principles. By joining forces with CIMA+, our collaborators will benefit from an integrated, innovative and environmentally friendly approach,” said Charles White, director and partner at Écogénie.

Founded in 1990, CIMA+ provides a variety of consulting engineering services, namely in the areas of buildings, infrastructure, transportation, energy and resources, project management, communication systems, and the environment. CIMA+ has over 30 offices across Canada, CIMA+ employs more than 3,000, most of whom share ownership in the company.

“Écogénie has an excellent reputation as an expert in eco-engineering in Quebec, and a team of seasoned professionals since it was founded in 1996. Their solid environmental expertise will enable CIMA+ to better advise its existing and future customers in their environmental management,” said Steeve Fiset, chief strategy officer at CIMA+.

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According to Fiset, the practices and solutions developed by Écogénie to promote more sustainable development and greater respect for natural environments align with CIMA+’s values and reinforce the firm’s corporate strategy.

Featured image credit: The CIMA+ Monastere-Augustine project in Quebec. (CIMA+ / Stéphane Groleau)

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