Annual Archives: 2017

19/12/2017

Lean Culture: Better Productivity and Quality

Lean Culture: Better Productivity and Quality

For over three years now, Canam-Bridges has been using the Lean method, based on Toyota’s production system, as a manufacturing strategy. The Lean approach is based on the elimination of waste within production processes. It results in lower stocks and production time as well as better quality, less damage and obsolescence, and greater flexibility thanks to processes being better organized. The goal behind this deployment in our plants is…

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01/11/2017

New Champlain Bridge: 601 Box Girders Fabricated with the Lean Method

New Champlain Bridge: 601 Box Girders Fabricated with the Lean Method

Canam-Bridges is proud to present the second video clip from its webseries entitled “Connecting the Shorelines” which will focus on the fabrication of the components of the new Champlain Bridge. Our experience in this project has enabled us to significantly improve efficiency, increase speed, and eliminate waste. In this second episode, you will learn how we embraced the Lean culture as well as the new procedures we implemented. Episode 2: Shop Issuing Do not…

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04/07/2017

Discover the Engineering and Design Challenges for the Fabrication of the New Champlain Bridge Components

Discover the Engineering and Design Challenges for the Fabrication of the New Champlain Bridge Components

Canam-Bridges is proud to present the first video clip from a webseries entitled “Connecting the Shorelines” which will focus on the fabrication of the components of the new Champlain Bridge. The first episode presents the advantages and challenges of design-build construction in addition to the management of four teams totaling 50 drafters, in four locations. The webseries will include a total of four video clips as well as more in-depth interviews on the various themes. Videoclip:

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24/05/2017

Case Study: Temporary Bridge for the Lower Churchill (Muskrat Falls) Project

Case Study: Temporary Bridge for the Lower Churchill (Muskrat Falls) Project

The Muskrat Falls Project is a large-scale hydroelectric dam initiative undertaken by the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. A critical step in the process was the construction of a 377-feet (115-metre) long, 750-ton temporary bridge in the city of Goose Bay. The bridge, which is 52 feet (15.85 metres) wide and 30 feet (9.14 metres) high, is mainly used by vehicles known as off-highway trucks (such as the Caterpillar 773) to transport blasted rock. One…

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25/01/2017

How can steel solve our transportation problems?

How can steel solve our transportation problems?

It’s a brand-new year, so naturally, everyone’s aflutter with visions of svelte waistlines, getting organized, spending more time with friends and family, and spending less/saving more. I’m not a resolution guy, but over the past few weeks, I’ve spent a great deal of time deciding what to change for this upcoming year, and figuring out how I’m actually going to do it (don’t fail me Bullet Journal!). But rather than only looking forward, I think…

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