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Appointment of Dr. Hellen Christodoulou, as the National Director of Market Development

The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Hellen Christodoulou, as the National Director of Market Development. Hellen has worked for the CISC for over 9 years and was the Quebec Region Manager since 2012. Hellen holds a PhD in Civil Engineering with specialization in bridges, degrees in civil [...]

2021-04-14T14:07:21-04:00April 8th, 2021|

Mike Fox, Steel Market and Industry Development Manager Announces His Retirement

Mike Fox, a valued employee of the CISC has announced his retirement effective April 30, 2021. Mike started working for the CISC in 2018 as the Ontario Regional Manager and since 2020 as Manager, steel markets, and industry development. Mike is an experienced business leader with a track record in general management, sales, and business development. [...]

2021-04-14T14:07:05-04:00April 8th, 2021|

Sharing News From Our Members

THE SUPREME STEEL built Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) is finally opening this week! Here at the Qaumajuq, you will find the world's largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art, in Winnipeg, Canada, and it is celebrating the opening with a virtual exhibition. https://www.linkedin.com/company/supreme-steel/posts/?feedView=all   CANAM’S STEEL AT THE CANADA GAMES This 207,904-square foot (19,315-square meter) building [...]

2021-04-14T14:06:54-04:00April 7th, 2021|

Engineers’ Corner: Excessive Rotation During Bolt Installation

The turn-of-nut method is the standard installation method for high-strength fasteners such as ASTM F3125 grade A325 and A490 bolts. Pretensioned assemblies are installed to a minimum bolt tension specified in CSA S16-14 Table 7. According to Table 8, for a bolt length between 4 and 8 diameters (not exceeding 200 mm) for example, the nut [...]

2021-04-14T14:16:34-04:00April 7th, 2021|

The Efficiency of Designing With Steel

Read the case study that compares the environmental performance of different structural systems and materials the slim and material efficient design of steel structures is advantageous. Key conclusions are: The reduced material quantities for a certain structural element For a single storey building: reduced number of columns, smaller foundations, and fewer deliveries to the construction site [...]

2021-04-14T14:06:19-04:00April 6th, 2021|

The CISC are Supporters of the ‘Building for Recovery’ Effort

The Canadian Institute of steel Construction is an active member of the NTCCC (National Trade Contractors Council of Canada) and supporters of the ‘Building for Recovery’ effort. The CISC is the voice of the steel industry and with industry leaders across the country is ready to partner with government to move infrastructure investments forward. Canada could [...]

2021-04-14T14:06:28-04:00April 5th, 2021|

Featured Series – CISC Fabricators and Erectors – Across Canada

      Supreme Steel Our Story From rigs to bridges… Starting out with a single welding truck and a big dream, John and Sally Leder launched a modest western Canadian steel erector business in 1972. They couldn’t have imagined the heights they would reach over the coming decades. They quickly earned the trust to deliver [...]

2021-03-23T15:43:26-04:00March 22nd, 2021|

Local Materials – Recycled Content a Milestone for Suprema Company Plant Woodstock, Ontario

Photo Credits: Lemay Project Team Fabricator: QUIRION MÉTAL Architect: LEMAY Consultant: ELEMA EXPERTS-CONSEIL Contractor: POMERLEAU Owner: SOPREMA Winning Project - Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) - Québec Awards of Excellence for Steel Construction 2019 - "Outside Québec - Buildings" Category This project involved the construction of a 7,900 m² plant located in Woodstock, [...]

2021-04-08T16:40:27-04:00March 18th, 2021|

Applications Open for Ontario’s New Skills Development Fund

TORONTO — Applications are now open for the Ontario government's new two-year $115 million Skills Development Fund. The fund, which will support workers and apprentices, is specifically designed to address the challenges brought on by COVID-19 and help reduce obstacles to hiring, training and retaining while preparing workers for the province's economic recovery. "When faced with [...]

2021-03-08T14:44:22-05:00March 4th, 2021|

The AISI has Published Five Cold-Formed Steel Test Standards, Which are Available for Free Download

Link to downloads: Free Publications (cfsei.org) Details on changes: AISI’s Committee on Specifications for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members developed the test standards. Three have been updated, and two are new: AISI S903-20, Test Standard for Determining the Uniform and Local Ductility of Carbon and Low-Alloy Steels (updated) AISI S915-20, Test Standard for Determining the Strength [...]

2021-03-23T15:43:45-04:00March 3rd, 2021|