Thursday 23 June 2016

2016 CSSBI Award of Recognition awarded posthumously to Bryan Hernandez of Steelway Building Systems

The 2016 CSSBI Award of Recognition was awarded posthumously at the CSSBI Annual Meeting banquet held on June 12th, 2016 in St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, NB, to Mr. Bryan Hernandez. Bryan worked for many years at Steelway Building Systems in Aylmer, ON and was an integral part of their success. He was also a great supporter of the CSSBI serving over the years on many committees in various roles ranging from Chair to President of the CSSBI from 2013-2015.

The CSSBI Award of Recognition is intended to pay tribute to an individual or company who by their efforts have furthered the goals of the Institute, expanded the scope of sheet steel in construction and improved the quality of the construction industry in Canada. The individual or company has accomplished the above criteria without regard to personal or corporate gains but with the good of the industry and the Institute as a focus.

Thursday 16 June 2016

Announcing the winners of our 2016 Photo Contest

For the 2016 CSSBI Annual Photo Contest, all photos were submitted for adjudication by our panel of judges.

  • Catherine Kilcoyne, Instructor at Conestoga College in the Architectural Technology Program
  • Niki Hurst, 4th-year Student Conestoga College - Architectural Technology Program

The winners and runners-up of the photo contest were announced at our Annual CSSBI Member Meeting on June 12, 2016 in St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, NB

The CSSBI Photo Contest covers five sheet steel categories, including:
  • Agricultural Roofing & Cladding
  • Lightweight Steel Framing
  • Residential Steel Roofing
  • Industrial, Commercial & Institutional Roofing, Cladding & Decking
  • Steel Building Systems.
Our panel judged the photos for each category based on the overall aesthetics of the picture, a project's use of sheet steel, the relevancy of sheet steel to the project, architectural design, as well as the presentation of any unique features.

The category winners and runners-up are listed below. First place winners each received a $200 gift certificate to The Home Depot and the second place winners received a $100 gift certificate to The Home Depot.

The CSSBI congratulates the winners and runners-up, and thanks all member participants for making this year's Photo Contest a success. Keep snapping those photos and we'll see you next year!

Agricultural Roofing & Cladding

First Place
Mark Stone - Agway Metals Inc.
Dynamic Farm - Vineland, ON

Second Place
Raymond Morits - Ideal Roofing Co. Ltd.
Westmoreland, NH

Honourable Mention
Richard Kovacs - VICWEST

Honourable Mention
George Brazil - Westman Steel
Wetaskiwin, AB

Lightweight Steel Framing

First Place
Brad Burns - Bailey Metal Products
Emerald Hills Aquatic Centre - Sherwood Park, AB

Second Place
Dan Iverson - Bailey Metal Products
Bass Pro Shop

Honourable Mention
Brad Burns - Bailey Metal Products
Prairie Landing Apartments - Winnipeg, MB

Residential Steel Roofing

First Place
Daryl Hall - Agway Metals Inc.
Mortimers Point Bala, ON

Second Place
Westform Metals

Honourable Mention
Nicolas Parker - Ideal Roofing Co. Ltd.
Ottawa, ON

Industrial, Commercial & Institutional Roofing, Cladding & Decking

First Place
David Forsey - VICWEST
Bella Concert Hall - Mount Royal University - Calgary, AB

Second Place
Robert Illman - Agway Metals Inc.
Brookside Public School - Scarborough, ON

Honourable Mention
Ideal Roofing Co. Ltd.
Barrhaven, ON

Steel Building Systems

First Place
Butler Buildings (Canada)
Whissell Contracting Ltd. - Lethbridge, AB

Second Place
Steelway Building Systems
MTF Airside Building - Regina, SK

Honourable Mention
Butler Buildings (Canada)
Klark's Trenching Ltd. - Saskatoon, SK

Thursday 2 June 2016

Article: Daily Commercial News - Are carbon neutral steel big box stores possible?

(rendering of a 6,000 sq. ft. retail carbon neutral steel building system from the CN-SBS research project)

The Daily Commercial News recently published an article discussing the possibility of designing and constructing a carbon neutral big box retail store using a steel building system. This article references heavily our Carbon Neutral Steel Building System Research Project (CN-SBS).

Check out the article here for a general overview of this project and go to our CN-SBS website for all of the details. This is a multi-year research project with many partners including the University of Waterloo, Enermodal Engineering (now MMM Group) and Whiting Design

(rendering of a 10,000 sq. ft. retail carbon neutral steel building system from the CN-SBS research project)