“Mr. Nicolet was truly a giant of Québec engineering, who made a huge contribution to the profession and to Québec’s development. He was and will remain a source of inspiration and great pride for his peers,” stated OIQ President Kathy Baig, Eng., FEC, MBA.
Throughout his engineering career, Mr. Nicolet was involved in remarkable projects in Québec (Place Ville-Marie, Louis-Hippolyte-Lafontaine tunnel, Place Bonaventure, Montreal's Olympic Village), in the rest of Canada (CN Tower and Royal Bank of Canada in Toronto) and elsewhere in the world (the Louvre Museum pyramid in Paris, the World Trade Center in Beirut).
In addition to being a member of the commission that investigated the collapse of the Concorde Boulevard Overpass in 2006-2007, Mr. Nicolet presided over the commission responsible for analyzing the events of the ice storm that ravaged Quebec in 1998. He also presided over the commission that investigated the “Saguenay flood” in 1996.
To honour all of his achievements, the OIQ awarded him the Grand Prix d’excellence in 1992, the highest distinction given by the OIQ to members of the profession.
The Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec offers its condolences to his family and friends.