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06/30/2022

Testing 3M™ roof anchors for your peace of mind

Testing 3M™ roof anchors for your peace of mind

Did you know that falls are the leading cause of injury and death in the construction industry? Every year, more than 40,000 Canadian workers get injured because of fall-related accidents. It’s no wonder fall arrest systems are required whenever workers are at risk of falling 6 feet or more from a working-walking surface1.

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04/14/2022

Are you familiar with the benefits of composite floors?

Are you familiar with the benefits of composite floors?

How much do you know about composite floor joists? They offer numerous advantages, particularly in terms of building mechanics, budget, and work schedule. Yet, this option is still relatively unknown. Discover how this engineered solution can help optimize your multi-storey structure. 

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03/14/2022

Can the Murox System be Used for Building Expansion?

Can the Murox System be Used for Building Expansion?

Choosing the right building expansion technique requires some thought. Can prefabricated products be used to expand a construction built using traditional methods? If so, will the exterior cladding match? What are the advantages? Are they cost-effective? Do they speed up construction? We have answers to all your questions!

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02/11/2022

How to Shorten Your Construction Project Schedule and Deliver on Time

How to Shorten Your Construction Project Schedule and Deliver on Time

We’ve all been there: you’re in the middle of a construction project, and something invariably goes wrong with one of the components. Often, it boils down to a design problem or conflict that went undetected during the very early stages – and now, as you scramble to find a solution, you’re officially running behind. As a knock-on effect, scheduling delays usually lead to budget overages: it…

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01/17/2022

Why Are Open-Web Steel Joists the Most Advantageous Option When Building a Warehouse?

Why Are Open-Web Steel Joists the Most Advantageous Option When Building a Warehouse?

In Canada, most warehouses are built using a joist girder system because it is believed to be more cost-effective. In reality, open-web steel joists are far more advantageous than their traditional counterparts. Discover why.

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10/20/2021

Construction Site Errors: Why Bad News Early On Can Be Good Information

Construction Site Errors: Why Bad News Early On Can Be Good Information

If you work in construction long enough, you’re all but guaranteed to run into a problem on-site. However, that doesn’t mean your project is done for. In this piece, Canam’s experts discuss situations in which bad news is good information!

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09/27/2021

Transferring Diaphragm Forces: What Are my Options?

Transferring Diaphragm Forces: What Are my Options?

Shear connectors, perimeter angles — there are two main ways to transfer diaphragm forces from the steel deck to the collector beams. Learn more about the pitfalls to avoid and factors to consider when choosing a transfer method so you can facilitate your design.

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07/30/2021

Steel Construction Compared to Concrete and Wood: Which is Best?

Steel Construction Compared to Concrete and Wood: Which is Best?

 Steel, wood, and concrete are the “big three” materials when it comes to multilevel construction. Do you know what makes them unique? Our experts break down the benefits and drawbacks of each one to help you save money, work quickly, and build to last.

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07/1/2021

Health and Safety: Reducing Risks on a Construction Site

Health and Safety: Reducing Risks on a Construction Site

When working on the structure of a building, there are many on-site risks to avoid. The more complex a project is, the more people it requires and the greater the risk of potential accidents. Workplace health and safety presents a significant challenge, here are some tips for reducing risks. 

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06/7/2021

Construction and Materials: How to Avoid Unexpected Costs?

Construction and Materials: How to Avoid Unexpected Costs?

The instability of the market, paired with a massive increase in demand for construction presents numerous challenges. How can you ensure availability of materials on your work site while also respecting your budget? How can you avoid prolonged delays in the work? By getting your sub-contractors involved from the start. 

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04/23/2021

Why Should Your Construction Project be Design-Build?

Why Should Your Construction Project be Design-Build?

The design-build construction delivery approach is proof that the construction industry has learned from its shortcomings. This approach is the answer to countless project management inefficiencies throughout the entire lifespan of the project, from delays to budget overages. Read on to find out how the design-build approach can streamline every element of a construction project.

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04/23/2021

Exterior Walls: 4 Elements to Consider

Exterior Walls: 4 Elements to Consider

Type of building, floor space, location­—the number of determining factors when designing exterior walls can be disheartening. Nevertheless, these characteristics directly influence the choice of material and help determine the appropriate standards to uphold. Here are 4 key factors that should be taken into account.

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