Vancouver, BC, Canada
Bing Thom Architects
Fast + Epp
The Haebler Group
Solid Rock Steel Fabricating Co. Ltd.
Canam’s services were selected for the supply of the Sunset Community Centre’s steel structure.
Located in Vancouver, this center houses a gymnasium, fitness center, preschool and classrooms and is equipped to host a variety of community activities.
The architectural complexity of the project necessitated consultation between Fast + Epp and Canam’s engineering team, who combined their expertise to find the best solutions for the realization of this project.
The main challenge was to create curves to the ceilings and roof of the building. To achieve this effect, it was necessary to use single slope joists with full cantilever extensions and a two-inch (51 mm) pipe on top of each joist, with elevations and slopes varying from joist to joist.
Canam supplied joists for this project.
Area: 28,000 ft2 (2,601 m2).