Annual archives: 2015


Canam-Buildings Projects Shine at the PEA Awards

Two Canam-Buildings projects took top honors at the 2015 edition of the Prix d’excellence en architecture (PEA), an architectural awards gala that took place last November 21st at the Montreal Science Centre. People’s choice category The People’s choice award was conferred to the St-Louis College project, a high school of Montreal’s Lachine district. The College is now part of an old abandoned English school that was completely restored and expanded. Canam-Buildings supplied 177 tons of joists, steel deck and girts in the scope of this project. Reconversion and recycling category The Reconversion and recycling award went to the Monique-Corriveau Library project in…

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Canam Group Excellence Award Winner at the CISC

Canam-Buildings and Canam-Bridges stood out prominently at the CISC Design Awards, taking home two awards each at the gala held on October 29th under the theme “Contribution of the Steel Industry to the World of Music and the Arts”. Industrial Projects Canam-Buildings received an award in the Industrial Projects category for its participation in the PJC Head Office and Distribution Center project in Varennes, Quebec. In addition to housing administrative offices and a warehouse, this 860,500 sq. ft. (79,943 m2) facility includes a fitness center, a daycare, a cafeteria and many other commodities for the employees.…

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Official Opening of the Mega Jean Coutu Distribution Center in Varennes

Canam-Buildings is proud to have contributed to the construction of the new Jean Coutu Distribution Center and Headquarters in Varennes that will officially open to no less than 1,100 employees on October 26th. For this project, Canam supplied joists, trusses, bridgings, purlins and girts, welded sections (WWF), steel deck and the acoustic deck for offices. Joists of 24 m (80 ft) long have been installed in the warehouse. In addition to offices and distribution center, this building of 860,500 ft2 includes: a training center a swimming pool a cafeteria a nursery a three-story atrium Outside, communal gardens and a walking trail will also be made available to employees. Staff…

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A mega garage project for Canam-Buildings

Canam-Buildings’ services were selected to supply the steel structure for a new garage for the Société de transport de l’Outaouais (STO). This expansion became necessary for several operational reasons, and in order to better serve a growing clientele.     It’s 700 tons of joists, 328 tons of steel deck (324,950 ft2) and 447 tons of joist girders that will be produced at our Boucherville (steel deck) and Saint-Gédéon-de-Beauce (joists and joist girders) plants for the construction of this mega garage. Deliveries began in August 2015 and will continue until November 2015. The opening is scheduled for spring 2016. Follow this project! Learn more :…

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A modular corridor for Quebec City airport

To accommodate the passengers of the Quebec City Jean-Lesage International Airport, a temporary 165-meter corridor is now operational. Canam-Buildings designed, manufactured, assembled and produced it in only ten weeks – 4 days before due date. Canam-Buildings designed, manufactured, assembled and produced it in only ten weeks – 4 days before due date.   Designed with Murox prefabricated wall panels (a total of 128), steel structure and joists (over 100 tons) and steel deck (2,400 m2), this project was built on the existing tarmac, without foundations. “We had to take into account certain constraints to achieve this unusual project, among others, vibrations due…

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