Murox Prefabricated Steel Building


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Murox Prefabricated Steel Building

A prefabricated panel system that speeds up construction

The Murox high performance building system is the most efficient design-build solution offered on the market today for the construction of commercial, industrial and institutional buildings.

Thanks to the Murox prefabricated building system, the erection time of your building will be reduced by almost 50%.

The system, which comprises prefabricated Murox load-bearing wall panels, structural steel components, roof, doors and windows, provides unique advantages:

  • architectural flexibility
  • UL certified: 1 hour fire rated walls
  • high thermal insulation value
  • simple and economic relocation of panels for expansion

Our goal: help you optimize the value of your project

Efficiency is key from the moment the Murox building project is on the drawing boards.

After analyzing the vocation of the building to ensure that the design will incorporate only materials that are best for each part of the building, Canam’s team of experts forms a close relationship with the customer and their consultants to create an efficient building perfectly adapted to its internal and external environments.

The Murox building system also provides:

  • superior-quality fabrication
  • coordination of all technical and engineering aspects overseen by Canam’s team of experts
  • single source for your project’s building envelope
  • lower costs than traditional construction methods

Canam has the customized solution for your project

Count in the Canam’s team of experts and its Murox solution if you are looking for:

  • for large clear heights ceilings
  • minimum maintenance
  • interior clear span
  • superior insulation
  • thermal efficiency
  • flexible interior design of your future building
  • support with your plan design
  • quick return on investment

And also for a team that can meet your budget and schedule requirements, you can count on Canam experts and the Murox solution.

Flexibility and expertise at your service

Besides commercial and industrial buildings such as warehouses and manufacturing facilities, the Murox panels can also be used for the construction of buildings such as churches, firehouses, schools office buildings, retail centres and mixed-use projects.

Canam has developed a proven expertise in carrying out projects in the following industries:

  • aeronautics
  • retail centres
  • forestry and mining
  • energy and gas
  • emergency service facilities (ambulance services, firehouses and police stations)
  • recreational
  • transportation

The flexibility of the Murox system allows it to meet the specific needs of diverse manufacturing industries and respond to the aesthetic requirements of commercial or institutional buildings.

Some of our achievements

  • Close to 20,000,000 ft2 (1,860,000 m2) of industrial space built over the last 15 years, eight major woodchip processing plants (OSB, MDF, LSL).
  • More than 30 projects totaling 2,000,000 ft2 (185,000 m2) completed for North American and Asian automobile manufacturers over the last 10 years.
  • Some 40 pharmacies built for a national account within two years. Each building, covering 10,000 ft2 (930 m2), was erected in just five working days.
  • More than 200 commercial buildings.

Uncompromised quality for more efficient buildings

The Murox building system mainly consists of shop-fabricated, load-bearing exterior walls panels and structural steel components such as steel joists and steel deck.

Exterior load-bearing murox walls

  • One of the key elements of the Murox building system is a load-bearing wall that is fabricated under controlled shop conditions, assuring optimal installation of insulating materials and a superior quality finish.
  • Structural elements (columns, girts and bracing) are integrated into the panel, leaving floor space along the walls completely free.
  • Load-bearing panels are up to 10 ft (3,05m) wide and range from 12 to 45 ft high (3,71 to 13,7m).
  • Typical insulation is 6 in. (0,15m) of uncompressed fiberglass batt (R-20 to R-40 rating) completed with full air and vapor barriers over the entire panel surface.
  • The use of load-bearing wall panels eliminates the need for peripheral columns, thereby reducing formwork and concrete costs.
  • Windows and man-doors are factory-installed.
  • Panels are grouped by order of on-site erection and packaged in bundles.
  • The use of our prefabricated Murox panels helps reduce the number of construction workers needed on site for building erection and the amount of job site waste.

Structural steel

The roof joists around the periphery of the building bear directly on the wall panels. Inside the building, joist girders support the roof joists. The system also includes steel columns and steel deck.

The Murox panel system can help you reduce the erection time of your building by about 50%


Prefabricated and customized for your project

Canam’s prefabricated wall panels are the ideal solution for the construction of your future industrial, commercial or institutional building. Speed of construction, durability, strength, integrated isolation, time and money savings.

These are just a few of the many benefits of our system, whether you are a general contractor, developer or owner.

  • Eliminates the need for columns
    The use of Murox load-bearing wall panels permits the elimination of structural elements around the building perimeter, thus increasing its usable interior space
  • Easy to install
    The panels are shop-fabricated according to strict quality standards.
  • Thermal resistance
    The wall panel design, the quality of the components and the process of assembling them under controlled factory conditions as well as on-site supervision throughout the installation process are all factors that influence the Murox system’s R-20 to R-40 thermal resistance. This high R-value translates into major savings for the tenant throughout the lifecycle of the building (reduces heating and air conditioning costs).
  • Speed of installation
    • Windows and man-doors are factory-installed.
    • Our load-bearing wall’s maximum height is 45 ft.
    • Entirely shop-assembled.

At Canam, quality is paramount at every stage during the construction of a building, from its design, the choice of components, shop fabrication and on-site management to its delivery. In a word, Canam quality is non-negotiable.

Seven-step building process

To see the construction process as a slide show, please click on the first image.

1. Shop Fabrication

While the foundations are built at the job site, the Murox building system components are being fabricated under ideal conditions back at the plant.
Special care is given to the installation of the insulating materials.

2. Shop Finishing

Factory installation of windows, man-doors and cladding.
The windows, man-doors and cladding are slaso factory installed for perfect finishing work.

3. Jobsite Delivery

Murox building system components are delivered to the site on time.
Respecting your schedule is our priority.

4. Installation

Installation of the structure and panels begin simultaneously.

4. Assembly

Assembly of walls and structure continues and installation of the steel deck begins.

6. Tradespeople

Erection of the structure and panels including installation of the steel deck are completed.
The other specialised workers can begin.

7. Finishing Work

The building shell is completed.
The others specialised workers take charge of the site while our team do the finishing work.

A cost-effective and eco-responsible business solution

The ventilated thermal panel (VTP) developed by Canam is a solar collector that preheats incoming fresh air before it enters an air makeup unit. This can reduce energy costs by up to 25%*.

Features of the VTP


  • Solar collector certified by CSA
  • Based on the load-bearing Murox wall panel
  • Entirely shop-assembled and quick to install on site
  • Built using simple technology with no moving parts
  • Possibility of integrating doors and windows
  • Available in a wide range of colors

Benefits of the VTP

  • Generates significant savings on fresh air heating costs and can reduce your costs by up to 25%*
  • Lowers the building owner’s operating costs
  • Reduces vulnerability to rising energy costs
  • Ensures continuous energy savings
  • Can increase the value of your building
  • Contributes positively to a project’s certification to the LEED green building standard

* Hypothetical performance based on simulations run on the SWift 99 software tool developed by NRCan.

Operation and installation

The technology used is simple

  • Negative pressure in the plenum causes air to be drawn through perforations at the base of this chamber.
  • These perforations are located at 35.5 in. (90 cm) above the ground to prevent snow or ice from building up on the plenum chamber.
  • Incoming fresh air is preheated as it travels up the wall, and its temperature can increase significantly during colder periods of the year.
  • An opening at the top of the wall allows the solar-heated air to enter a duct connected to the ventilation unit.
  • A damper located inside the duct is key in mixing and optimizing the fresh air/preheated air input.


Fast installation on site

Integrated into the Murox load-bearing wall, the ventilated thermal panel is also factory-assembled and very quick to install at the construction site.

  • 40-50% quicker build period vs. conventional construction
  • 10-foot-wide (3 m) panels, like other Murox panels
  • 1.5 in. (3.8 cm) thicker than a standard Murox panel
  • Installation does not require additional equipment
  • All duct connections to the air makup unit are the responsibility of the mechanical contractor

Interactive tool: Energy savings calculator

The energy savings calculator helps you estimate the energy savings that can be achieved by integrating ventilated thermal panels into your Canam building.

Menuiserox Building

Menuiserox Building

Erection of prefabricated Murox walls for Menuiserox, an industrial 55,000 ft2 (5,000 m2) in Beauceville completed in nine days.

Stageline Building

Stageline Building

The Stageline Building is designed for maximum energy efficiency and integrates several components that allow for significant energy savings.

Ventilated Thermal Panel (VTP)

Ventilated Thermal Panel (VTP)

The ventilated thermal panel developed by Murox is a solar collector that preheats incoming fresh air before it enters the HVAC system. This can reduce energy costs by up to 25%.

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