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06/13/2016

An unusual discovery on a construction site

An unusual discovery on a construction site

A Canam-Buildings’ project, currently underway in Boston, Massachusetts, had to temporarily halt the operations due to the discovery of a shipwreck apparently dating from the 19th century by the building team last May. A 50 ft (15.2 m) long wooden ship from probably the 1800s was sleeping 25 ft (7.6 m) into the ground! According to archaeologists’ hypothesis, the ship was either stuck in a mudflat at low tide or could have washed up there after…

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01/14/2016

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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10/5/2015

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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09/15/2015

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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