Annual archives: 2016


A contract that brought another

Canam-Buildings has been granted a plant expansion contract in Trois-Rivières due to Canam-Bridges obtaining the future Champlain Bridge contract in May 2015. Marmen, a business partner of Canam Group for nearly 15 years with 24 projects completed to date, contacted Canam-Buildings for the expansion of its Trois-Rivières’ plant, to produce the components for the new Champlain Bridge! This plant, originally built in 2006 by Canam, is in its second expansion and includes: 78 tons of long span joists measuring 64′-0″ long, 42,400 ft2 (23,939 m2) of steel deck, 350 tons of structural steel, and 98 Murox load-bearing wall panels measuring 44′-10″ long, in one piece. The constuction…

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Canam Contributes to the Modern Steel Construction

Canam-Buildings U.S. Engineering Services Manager Tim Holtermann, S.E., P.E., recently co-authored an article on joist and steel deck connections.  Entitled More or Less, the article was featured in the December 2015 issue of Modern Steel Construction magazine. Written in collaboration with Jeff Martin, P.E., and Bruce Brothersen, P.E., the article discusses the deciding factors that typify situations in which a greater number of connections is the optimal choice versus other cases where this would not necessarily be the best option. Read the article Tim Holtermann, Engineering Services Manager, United States, Canam-Buildings

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A Canam-Buildings’ project wins an award at the OCA

The Billy Bishop Toronto Airport pedestrian tunnel, a Canam-Buildings’ project, won an award at the December 2nd banquet of the Ontario Concrete Awards (OCA) held in conjunction with the Concrete Canada trade show, part of Construct Canada.  Structural Design Innovation Category An innovative pre-support technique was used to drill seven 1.85-metre-diameter interlocking drift bores, or mini tunnels, above the main tunnel crown using boring machines. The drifts allowed excavation to continue under the crown, while enabling the tunnel to hold its shape. It was the first time in Canada that such a technique was used. The Billy Bishop Toronto Airport

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