Canam’s Steel at the Canada Games
March 4, 2021
Canam is proud to have participated in the construction of the Canada Games building located in St. Catharines, Ontario.
This 207,904-square foot (19,315-square meter) building includes 1,150 tons of steel components (joists, joist girders, steel deck and beams) and will be hosting the games scheduled to take place from August 6 to 21, 2022 in the Niagara Region.
The design, detailing and fabrication of the steel deck have proven to be quite challenging. A wide variety of shear forces for the deck fasteners, different roof pitches and a sloped green roof system with shear brackets passing through the deck had to be considered.
Delays out of our control
Construction on the Canada Games Park site began in December 2019 in preparation for the opening of the games in the summer of 2021. Due to the pandemic, the opening was delayed until 2022, however construction continued with some delays due to critical security restrictions at the site.
About the Canada Games
The Canada Games represent the highest level of national amateur sport competition for thousands Canadian athletes.