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OSISoft Presents 2012 Engineering Innovation Award to Cegertec Experts Conseils Inc. for Its Contribution to Emergency Work on the Honore-Mercier Bridge

A complex, delicate operation to reinforce nine gussets on the upstream ramp of the bridge in the summer of 2011 (June 18, 2012)

MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwire) -- 06/18/12 -- For the fifth consecutive year, OSIsoft Inc., world leader in data and temporal event management infrastructure, is proud to present the Engineering Innovation award at Excellence Gala of the Ordre des ingenieurs du Quebec (OIQ). This year, the award went to engineers Marc-Olivier Bessette and Richard Fay of the firm Cegertec Experts-conseils, for their exemplary contribution to work on the Honore-Mercier bridge in the summer of 2011.

Cegertec Experts-conseils was chosen by Mohawk Bridge Consortium (MBC) to assist it in carrying out this work. Urgent action was required, since the bridge was closed during construction, so the work had to be completed within 42 days. The team from Cegertec Experts-conseils collaborated with other stakeholders to determine how to proceed. The innovative solution adopted was to reinforce the gussets by adding new gusset plates from the inside of the trusses, a delicate and highly complex operation. The project was completed on time and the team put its skills and energy to work for the population to achieve excellent results, which met standards and safety requirements.

OSIsoft Canada General Manager Martin Jette said he was "proud to help raise the profile of Quebec engineering, which is involved in innovative projects that contribute to the welfare and safety of the population."

OSIsoft has been presenting the Engineering Innovation award for five years. Innovations recognized with this award must be in line with engineering values, i.e. competence, responsibility, social engagement and ethics.

About OSIsoft, LLC.

OSIsoft ( delivers the PI System??, the industry standard in enterprise infrastructure, for management of real-time data and events. With installations in 110 countries, the OSIsoft PI System?? is used in manufacturing, energy, utilities, life sciences, data centers, facilities and the process industries. This global installed base relies upon the OSIsoft PI System?? to safeguard data and deliver enterprise-wide visibility into operational, manufacturing and business data. The PI System?? enables users to manage assets, mitigate risks, comply with regulations, improve processes, drive innovation, make business decisions in real-time and identify competitive business and market opportunities. Founded in 1980, privately held OSIsoft is headquartered in San Leandro, CA, with operations worldwide. Learn more about OSIsoft and the PI System?? at

Caroline Doyon
Simard Hamel Communications
514 287-9811, ext. 25

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