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Canam Group Receives a Humanitarian Award

December 8, 2015

During its annual conference, the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) presented the 2015 Humanitarian Award to institute members and associates, including Canam Group, that contributed in the reconstruction of the Lakay Trade School (the School) located outside Port-au-Prince in Haiti. The School was destroyed during the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010.

Luc St-Pierre, Regional Sales Manager at Canam-Buildings, was on hand when two representatives of the Builders without Borders Foundation first presented the project to rebuild the School to CISC. “Their testimony was touching and various steel industry players, including Canam, did not hesitate to offer their collaboration for this project,” he explained. “Canam’s mandate was to supply joists and steel deck. Our steel supplier, ArcelorMittal, accepted to partner with us by providing the raw materials while we executed the design, drafting and fabrication work,” he added.

Some 28,960 sq. ft. (2,690 m2) of steel deck and 30 tons of joists and steel girders were delivered to the Haitian capital for the reconstruction of the Lakay Trade School, a major contributor to the socioeconomic development of this country. Constructed mainly of steel, the new 22,604 sq. ft. (2,100 m2) building was rebuilt to comply with the seismic standards stipulated in the National Building Code of Canada (NBC).

“I had the opportunity to participate in this project from the very start. I have had a small hand in this major humanitarian project and I am proud to be a member of the Canam Group family, a company with a generous social conscience,” stated Luc St-Pierre, in closing.


Presentation of the 2015 Humanitarian Award to members and associates that collaborated in the reconstruction of the Lakay Trade School.