BOUCHERVILLE, QC, Nov. 12, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Canam Steel Corporation, a subsidiary of Canam Group Inc. (TSX: CAM), was awarded a contract of over $200 M CAD by HHRM for products and services required for a new multi-purpose stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. HHRM is a joint venture formed by Hunt Construction Group, Holder Construction Company, H.J. Russell & Company, and C.D. Moody Construction Company.
The contract includes assistance with design-assist and detailing, building information modeling (BIM) and project management services as well as the fabrication and erection of steel components for the stadium and iconic retractable roof.
The one-of-a-kind retractable roof is comprised of eight radially organized interlocking panels that form a central overhead oculus. These movable panels will be supported by an extensive network of more than 200 trusses that span up to 735 feet across the length of the stadium. The total construction cost of the stadium is estimated near $1.2 B US.
The components will be fabricated at the company's plants in Saint-Gédéon-de-Beauce, QC, South Plainfield, NJ, Scottdale, GA as well as with Canadian and U.S. fabrication partners. Deliveries are slated to begin in June 2015 and will continue into the fourth quarter of 2016.
The stadium, which will be the new home of the Atlanta Falcons and seat 71,000 spectators, is scheduled to open for the start of the 2017 football season.
"We're honored to have the opportunity to work with Arthur Blank and the entire Atlanta Falcons organization as well as the design and construction team made up of HHRM, 360 Architects, and Buro Happold," commented Peter Frantz, Senior Vice President of Canam Group. We have worked diligently to target projects that allow us to showcase our expertise in complex and highly technical steel design and construction, and we are committed to providing a better customer experience for our clients. This contract represents the 74th stadium project that we've collaborated on, making Canam a leading North American structural steel contractor for sports venues."
About Canam Group Inc
Canam Group is the largest fabricator of steel components in North America. Specialized in designing construction solutions and fabricating customized products since 1961, Canam Group takes part in an average of 10,000 construction projects each year in three activity sectors: buildings, structural steel and bridges. The Corporation operates 22 plants across North America and employs more than 3,900 people in Canada, the United States, Romania, India and Hong Kong.
Business name changes
Canam Group also announced today that it is changing the names of two of its business units. Structal-Heavy Steel Construction and Structal-Bridges will be called Canam-Heavy and Canam-Bridges respectively.
Canam-Heavy is the Canam Group business unit that specializes in large-scale and complex projects as well as in furnishing design-build, engineering support, building information modeling and project management services.
This move is intended to facilitate understanding of the company's structure by customers, partners, shareholders and the population in general while capitalizing on the notoriety of the Canam name in the North American construction industry. The company's three groups of products and services will also feature the Canam Group symbol in their logos.
SOURCE: Canam Group Inc.
For further information: François Bégin, Vice President, Communications, Canam Group Inc., Telephone: 418-225-1355 (mobile phone), Email: [email protected]