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Canam Group Wins Five CISC Awards of Excellence!

November 17, 2016

Canam-Buildings and Canam-Bridges excelled at the 18th CISC Awards of Excellence Gala for the Quebec region, held on November 4th in Montreal. Canam is proud to have participated in the projects that received awards in the following categories:

Category: Green buildings

Soprema Plant, Drummondville, Quebec. This plant, which produces polyisocyanurate insulating panels, used mainly in roofs for institutional and industrial buildings, is the first of its kind in North America. Canam provided the joists, joist girders, purlins and girts as well as the steel deck for this 247,568 ft.2 (23,000 m2) project.

Category: Industrial

Green Cross Biotherapeutics – Oasis project, Montreal, Quebec. This plant, which produces intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG), used in the treatment of patients with infectious and immune diseases, and albumin, used as a blood-volumizing agent and in the treatment of burns, is the first of its kind in Canada. Canam provided the joists, purlins and girts as well as the steel deck for this 225,000 ft.2 (20,903 m2) project.

Category: Young architects / engineers

Bois-de-Liesse Primary School, Montreal, Quebec. This expansion doubled the school’s original area making it possible to accommodate more students. Canam provided the joists and steel deck for this project.

Category: Jury favourite


Pierre-Lassonde Pavilion, MNBAQ, Quebec City. This project, for which Canam-Buildings provided the steel structure, has won several awards in addition to this one. The project’s complexity arises from its cantilevered structure and horizontal bracing system. The structure of this 77,385 ft.2 (7,189 m²) Pavilion is composed of joists, joist girders and steel deck.

Category: Bridges


Sir Ambrose Shea Bridge, Placentia, Newfoundland and Labrador. This bridge is 305 ft. (93 m) long and consists of three spans. The bridge’s superstructure is composed of 1,100 tonnes of steel components including 10 girders for approaches and four box girders and stringers for the lift span. Featuring four hollow structural tubular towers that stand over 100 ft. (30.5 m) tall and measure 20 in. (508 mm) wide by 1 in. (25.4 mm) thick, this bridge project is anything but standard.

About the Gala

The CISC Design Awards Gala is an annual event celebrating the various teams that join forces to execute complex and innovative steel projects. The different awards conferred in the scope of the gala are unique in that they are jointly awarded to the project owner, architect, engineer, contractor, fabricator and detailer.