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Seven CISC Awards of Excellence for Canam Group

November 21, 2017

Canam-Buildings and Canam-Bridges received seven awards from five winning projects at the 19th CISC Awards of Excellence Gala for the Québec region held on November 6th, 2017 in Montréal.

Category: Institutional Projects

Saint-Laurent Sports Complex, Montréal (Saint-Laurent district), Québec. This sports complex includes two swimming pools, one of which is recreational with a progressive beach, an indoor soccer field, two gymnasiums, a multi-functional room and a training room. This 153,805 ft.2 (14,289 m2) project is spread over three floors and includes joists and steel deck provided by Canam.

Saint-Laurent Sports Complex


Category: Outside Québec Projects – Buildings

Cornell Tech Campus (First Building) of the Cornell University, Roosevelt Island in New York, New York. This building is built on a 12.5 acre campus. All buildings including the campus environment have state-of-the-art sustainability features, with porous liners, rain water features, native plant gardens and renewable materials. Canam supplied steel deck for this 225,000 ft.2 (20,903 m2) project. Delivery of the components had to be done by boat to Roosevelt Island.


Category: Jury Favorite- Buildings
Category: Young Engineers – Architects

Gilles-Vigneault Theater– Saint-Jérôme Concert Hall, Saint-Jérôme, Québec. The 875-seat hall is located near Place de la Gare in the heart of the city. Steel has been favored in this project for its structural qualities and its capacity to achieve large cantilevers for balconies and large spans to optimize the interior of the hall. Canam supplied joists and steel deck on this 37,000 ft.² (3,400 m²) project.

Gilles-Vigneault Theater– Saint-Jérôme Concert Hall


Category: Bridge Projects

Dorval Interchange Reconstruction, Montréal, Québec. This project features the construction of two overpasses – one 577 ft. (176 m) long (3 spans) and one 359 ft. (109.5 m) long (2 spans) – that cross six railway tracks. This project required the fabrication of 14 box girders with complex geometry and cambers, as well as 16 standard girders. Pot bearings, as well as Goodco Z-Tech modular joints and 1000 Series joints, are also part of the construction. The assembly was a challenge because of the important rail traffic at this interchange that could not be interrupted.

Dorval Interchange Reconstruction

Category: Outside Québec Projects – Bridges
Category: Jury Favorite – Bridges

Burgoyne Bridge, St. Catharines, Ontario. The bridge structure is unique as it overpasses Highway 406 and Twelve Mile Creek Park. It consists of 32 box girders, the main span of which is supported by a 410 ft. (125 m) arch and made from tubular sections. Goodco Z-Tech supplied 44 pot bearings and four LG-3 modular expansion joints. This bridge also won a prize at the 2017 CISC-Ontario Steel Design Awards of Excellence.

About the Gala
The CISC Design Awards Gala is an annual event celebrating the various teams joining 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.