Bachelor of Science, Ecole Polytechnic, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1952; Master of Science, Imperial College, U. London, 1955; Doctor of Laws, St. Francis Xavier U., Nova Scoti, Canada, 1980; D in Engineering (honorary), University Waterloo, Ontario, 1984; Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Concordia, Montreal, 1985; D in Engineering (honorary), University Montreal, 1985; D in Applied Science (honorary), University Sherbrooke, Quebec, 1986; D in Business Administration (honorary), University Chicoutimi, Quebec, 1987; D in Science (honorary), Queen's U., Kingston, Ontario, 1987; D in Engineering (honorary), University Ottawa, Ontario, 1988; D in Engineering (honorary), Technology U. Nova Scoti, 1989; D in Engineering (honorary), Royal Military College, Kingston, 1990.
Structural and foundations engineer, Lalonde-Valois, Montreal, 1955-1960; chief engineer, Lalonde-Valois, Montreal, 1960-1962; partner, general manager, president, Lalonde, Valois, Lamarre, Valois, Montreal, 1962-1972; chairman, chief Executive officer, Lavalin Group, 1972-1991; senior advisor, SNC-Lavalin Inc., since 1991. Chairman Montreal Design Institute, Infradev International Inc., Society du Vieux Port de Montreal, Bellechasse Santè. Board directors Videotron Inc., Telesystems Inc., Tembec Inc., Microcell Inc.
Board of directors University of Montreal. Chairman Montreal Museum Fine Arts. Fellow Engineering Institute Canada, Canada Society Civil Engineering.
Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Order Engineers Quebec, Mont-Royal Club, St. Denis Club, Laval-sur-le Lac Club.
Married Louise Lalonde, August 30, 1952. Children: Jean, Christine, Lucie, Monique, Michèle, Philippe, Mireille.