Canadian Consulting Engineer

Quebec’s GSR automates and standardizes decontamination work

November 8, 2019

GSR Construction Decontamination of Sorel, Que., has brought over established technology from Europe that it explains is new to the local market. Specifically, it says it is the first company in Quebec to acquire a Brokk robot and BCP 250 Planner, which can level internal partitions and even ceilings at contaminated sites, without requiring full demolition.

GSR Construction Decontamination

Photo courtesy GSR Construction Decontamination.

The family business, headed by decontamination specialist Martin Robichaud (pictured, left) and founder and project manager Angélique Salvas (right), works on institutional, commercial and industrial decontamination and construction projects where clients need to remove asbestos, lead and/or mould.

“This state-of-the-art equipment revolutionizes our approach, which previously relied on manual labour,” Robichaud explains. “It is now standardized and significantly reduces the volume of waste.”

The new technology promises to be more efficient, environmentally friendlier and less costly than traditional approaches.


“As decontamination experts, it was important for us to invest in innovative solutions in line with today’s concerns and to offer superior service and greater safety,” says Salvas.

Salvas and Robichaud plan to showcase the technology at Contech’s Montreal Building Show on Nov. 14.


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