Structural Building Systems

Structural Building Systems

Hambro by Canam offers a complete
2 to 30-story multi-residential building structure benefiting from the following:


  • Single-source design-build approach with EOR services
    From pre-construction to project handover
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  • Guaranteed price
    Cost certainty in the early planning phases
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  • Guaranteed start and completion erection dates
    Use of LPS and pull-planning techniques and lean management techniques
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  • Shorter overall schedule
    At least 20% less time compared to other construction solutions
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  • Digital Technology
    Use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) process for enhanced design coordination with other trades (MEP)
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  • Project Management
    Dedicated project management and site supervision
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  • Lean and safe working environment on the job sites
    Safety is our culture


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For Mid-Rise Buildings


For High-Rise Buildings


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Design-build solutions through Canam’s collaborative approach

From pre-construction to project handover

Imagine how simpler your project can be when collaborating with only one partner! By getting involved at the early stages of your project, we are able to provide you with value engineering and know-how that we have gained over the past 60 years.

  • Shorter project schedules by at least 20% with pull-planning using Last Planner System (LPS).
  • Overlapping design and construction phases helps minimize risks.
  • A team of expert drafters, engineers and project managers to ensure seamless coordination.
  • Better understanding of the unique needs of your project design and construction.
  • Use of digital technologies — Building Information Modeling (BIM) process — to help you achieve optimal technical plans and drawings for an even more collaborative environment.


Strong partnership

As part of the Canam Group since 1971, Hambro by Canam is a brand you can trust.

We guarantee you two things: no delays, no cost overruns.



Hambro composite floor system

  • The D500 floor system utilizes reusable plywood forms. The speed of installation of this system, mainly used on load-bearing wall construction allows it to be quickly accessible for other trades. 
    Learn more about D500.
  • The MD2000 composite floor system is ideal for multi-story buildings consisting of conventional structural steel frame (beams and columns) as it enables the erection of multiple floors before pouring any concrete slabs, therefore protecting the pours from bad weather.
    Learn more about MD2000.
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Transfer slabs

  • The Hambro transfer slab is used to transfer the loads from the structural building frame located above the slab to the columns, walls and foundations beneath it.
  • Our Hambro transfer slab is composed of Hambro joists (D500 or MD2000) and Hambro joist girders that work in composite action with the concrete slab. This system is supported by fire-resistant composite columns (steel/concrete).
  • This system is ideal for use atop underground parking levels and commercial spaces built in the scope of multi-residential or mixed-use projects.
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Hambro panelized load-bearing steel stud walls

For two to twelve-story buildings

Load-bearing steel stud walls with Hambro floor system

  • Rapidly enclosed and insulated exterior envelope allows subsequent trades to start earlier
  • Faster structure completion since load-bearing walls account for a minimum of 50 to 70% of the building’s walls
  • Factory fabricated and assembled to ensure on-time delivery
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Concrete shear walls, elevators and stairwell shafts

An option to accelerate the erection schedule for mid-rise projects is to use Hambro’s permanent steel forms for concrete shear walls, elevators and stairwell shafts.

The shear wall is a seamless fit with the floor system and eliminates the need for additional trade on the job site.

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Structural steel component

For large open spaces and open-concept floor plans.

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Flat, mansard or sloped roofs

We offer owners and developers varied roof types, such as flat, mansard, or sloped roofs to customize their designs.

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Canam has developed various balcony systems in order to eliminate cold bridging and improve overall thermal performance of the building.

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Composite structural steel frame

For buildings of 10-story or more

  • Increases speed of construction by 20-40%
  • Reduces loads on foundations by 50%
  • No shoring or reshoring required
  • Easy integration of HVAC systems


Standard and speciality open-web steel joists and steel deck

Open-web steel joists for roofs are available in a variety of shapes, sizes and geometries are combined with steel deck to support insulating roof membranes.



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