Passion and civil engineering at your service, for more than 15 years
Whether constructions are made up of steel, wood, concrete or composite materials, ProspecPlus’ structural engineers, building inspectors, technical draftsmen and editors resolve daily structural engineering enigmas and face residential, industrial, commercial and institutional construction challenges head on.
From civil engineering projects to technical-legal expertise, in every inspection and while producing structural plans and specifications, the same methodology is applied to understand the issues at hand and propose the best possible solution, in accordance with your expectations and budget.
In order to assure conscientious work, the professionals at ProspecPlus are members of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ), Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO), Odre des Technologues Professionels du Québec (OTPQ), Infrared Training Center (ITC), the Canadian Institute of steel construction (CISC), the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) and the Association des Maîtres Couvreurs du Québec (AMCQ).
In Canada, while 50% of companies disappears after five years of existence (Sources: Canadian Government report on the industry, February 2010), ProspecPlus celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2015. More than ten years of dedicated service to its clients, providing building engineering solutions. What’s our secret? The resilience and entrepreneurial spirit of its founder, Claude Guertin, engineer.
Claude Guertin, General Director of ProspecPlus, has traveled an atypical route. In the 1980’s, he began as a cabinetmaker and carpenter. His growing ambition led him to further his education as he graduated from École Polytechnique de Montréal in 1998. His first ventures after graduating were as construction project manager for one of the largest Canadian companies: Nexacor / SNC Lavalin, where he was in charge of large scope customer accounts such as Bell Canada. Furthermore, with his managerial aspirations in full throttle and alongside his professional activities with Nexacor / SNC Lavalin, he developed his own business. In 2000, he created ProspecPlus, a building engineering and expertise consulting company. Thanks to his perseverance, his business grew and became prosperous. “I have always had a determined character.” With diligence and patience, one can achieve anything. Sky is the limit”. Today, the value of his work and rigour are widely recognized. In addition to the building inspections and expertises that are part of his daily tasks, this young business leader is routinely called to testify in court as an expert witness in disputes related to building envelope issues and structural engineering.
With its growing activity, ProspecPlus has enriched both its technical and human resources.
“My company can only function properly if I have the best elements to work with. We have therefore invested in high performance equipment in order to provide the most reliable and clearest data to our customers. Similarly, our employees adhere to the same high quality standards as I do. We are committed to providing solutions that reflect the quality required by our profession in terms of professional responsibility and safety. Each of our mandates is guided by the engineers’ code of ethics. Our notoriety was built on such a thorough approach.”
For more than 15 years he has surrounded himself with competent structural engineers, technologists, building inspectors, draftsmen and technical writers. In 2005, structural engineering projects were added to the list of service offered. “This strategy allows us to respond more effectively to clients who wish to obtain “all-in-one” services with a single, trusted provider”
In order to further expand development, ProspecPlus wishes to provide its services beyond the province of Quebec, while maintaining the same level of quality: “The best evidence of our success is customer satisfaction. Our clients are treated as partners. Their fidelity is the most beautiful sign of their trust”.