Patrick Paultre is professor of structural engineering and Canada Research Chair on Earthquake Engineering at the Université de Sherbrooke. He completed his PhD in Civil Engineering at McGill University. Patrick Paultre is director of the Earthquake engineering and structural dynamics research center (CRGP) in the department of Civil Engineering at the Université de Sherbrooke, director of the Centre d’infrastructures sismiques majeures interuniversitaire du Québec (CISMIQ), director of the Centre d’études interuniversitaire des structures sous charges extrêmes (CEISCE) funded by FQRNT. He is a member and technical secretary of the CSA A23.3 Design of Concrete Structures Standard Committee and a member of a number of committees of the ACI, the ASCE, the Fib and the IABSE. He is the author of the book Dynamique des structures published by Hermes Lavoisier in France and of the book Dimensionnement des structures en béton now out-of-print and which will be published shortly based on the new CSA A23.3-04 Standard.