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.
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.
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!
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…
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.