Caroline Blais joined SDK in 2005 as a junior design engineer, became an associate in 2016, and today holds the position of principal designer and project leader. Motivated and involved in carrying out her projects, she participates in every step of their development, from the concept phase to services during construction. Her professionalism, availability, and exceptional analytical capacity are appreciated by clients, architects, and other professionals who collaborate with her.
Highly driven and determined, she was successful in performing the structural design of all types of projects, including institutional, multi-residential, and large surface commercial buildings, in addition to many public and private sector mandates. In 2013, she received the Grand Prix du génie-conseil québécois given by the Association des ingénieurs-conseils du Québec for the exceptional design of the “John Abbott College health science and technology pavilion” in the “Young Engineer” category. She also gave a presentation on this same project at the “SSEF Educator’s Conference” of the CISC. She is the co-author of several structural design technical publications.
She obtained her bachelor’s in civil engineering from McGill University in 2003 and completed her education with a master’s in structural engineering in 2005 from the same establishment. She is interested in renewable materials and sustainable buildings.