A Construction Engineering Student
Nawel Lafioune awarded 2nd Prix Relève from the CERIUThursday, December 20, 2018
The École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) is very proud to announce that construction engineering student Nawel Lafioune has been awarded the second Prix Relève from the Centre d’expertise et de recherche en infrastructures urbaines (CERIU) at its 24th convention (INFRA 2018) held recently in Québec City.
The CERIU award also included a $1000 scholarship in recognition of Ms. Lafioune’s master’s project on the contribution of BIM to the management of urban infrastructures in Québec.
Ms. Lafioune has just completed a Master of Engineering, with a concentration in urban infrastructure management, at ÉTS. The program provides students with the necessary training to support municipalities in making decisions related to the maintenance and/or restoration existing infrastructures, which is a sizeable challenge given that many are showing signs of aging.
The CERIU Prix Relève awards celebrate the engineers and urban planners of tomorrow. The criteria used to select award recipients include their project’s capacity to meet urban infrastructure needs, advance the state of knowledge, introduce new ideas, offer creative solutions and demonstrate a good cost/feasibility ratio.
ÉTS would like to congratulate Ms. Lafioune once again for her well-deserved recognition and wishes her all the best in her new position at BIM Québec.
ÉTS fares well at INFRA 2018
The theme of this year’s convention was “The challenges of urban engineering: multidisciplinarity, social acceptance and innovation,” the three conditions of a successful urban project.
ÉTS fared well at the Centre des congrès de Québec. A proud long-time partner of INFRA, ÉTS had many representatives – both teachers and students – attending the INFRA seminars and boasting the merits of its programs, including the Master in Urban Infrastructures Engineering, at the ÉTS trade show booth.
For the third time in four years, Professor Michèle St-Jacques, a very active member of the Construction Engineering Department, co-chaired the organizing committee of the convention, which attracted some 1,500 attendees.
ÉTS would like to thank Professor St-Jacques for her tremendous contribution, which promotes ÉTS in construction engineering, and more specifically for her initiatives in support of the engineers of tomorrow.