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Founded in 1861 in Lorraine, Demathieu & Bard – an owner-managed firm whose head office is located in Montigny-les-Metz – is one of France’s leading companies in the building sector.

A national and international company

Demathieu & Bard’s workforce of 2,300 is active across France. The company began operating abroad more than 30 years ago and has subsidiaries in Luxembourg, Germany, Canada and the USA. In 2006, Demathieu & Bard’s consolidated revenues totalled €530 million before tax. The company is managed by a Board of Trustees, presided by Philippe BARD, and a Board of Directors led by President Jean-François PIQUET and CEO René SIMON.

A specialist of functional buildings

With its recognised know-how and long track record in the construction of civil engineering structures (bridges, viaducts, tunnels), Demathieu & Bard has broadened the scope of its activity to other civil engineering works and particularly buildings, which now account for more than half of the company’s business..

Across France, Demathieu & Bard is known as a specialist of “functional buildings”: offices, hospitals, schools, sports and cultural centres. In this latest category, Demathieu & Bard has many recent references, including:
“Les Arènes” multi-sports centre in Metz, as part of the “Conception- Réalisation” competition (Arch: Chemetov/Huidobro)
The Grenoble Stadium (Arch: Chaix & Morel)
The Yves du Manoir rugby complex in Montpellier (Arch: A+ Architecture)
The Bonnevoie swimming pool in Luxembourg (Arch: Hermann & Valentiny)
The Toulouse Congress Centre (Arch: Atelier 13)
The Municipal Library of Châlons-en-Champagne (Arch: Chemetov/Huidobro)
The Grand Horse-Riding Theatre of Puy-du-Fou (Arch: Sica Concept Ocean)
The Cultural Centre and Music & Dance School of Vélizy (Arch: C. Vasconi)
Renovation and extension of the Toulouse-Lautrec museum in Albi (Arch: Cabinet Dubois)
The Zénith in Nantes (Arch: Chaix & Morel)