Strudes is proud to present two of its awarded projects. Both have gained the highest awards in the field of innovation and design, such as the Charles Pankow Award for Innowation of The American Society of Civil Engineers, ACI Award of Excellence: Design & Construction in Concrete, FIB (Fédération internationale du béton) /International Federation for Structural Concrete): Award for Outstanding Structure or Prize of Excellence for Construction in Steel by the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction.
The Charles Pankow Award for Innovation, the most prestigious award of The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), was established in honor of Charles J. Pankow (1924-2004) to celebrate collaboration in innovative design, materials, or construction-related research and development transferred into practice in a sustainable manner. The award recognizes the contributions of organizations working collaboratively to advance the design and construction industry by introducing innovation into practice.
To date, this innovative project has achieved the following awards:
The Award of Excellence in Steel Construction is a recognition of the outstanding work of the project teams. Professionals who appropriate steel in the right place by taking advantage of large span capabilities, durability and beauty.
In order to meet the economic challenges of professional hockey ownership, the Montreal Canadiens Club has replaced the venerable Montreal Forum with a new arena, the Molson Center, located in the heart of downtown Montreal. The selection of a double tier truss system, a roof system proposed by STRUDES Inc., provides a required stiffness, an unobstructed technical grid area and a reduction of steel weight, resulting in a substantial savings over the original proposal. The arena roof is oval in plan, spanning 133,6 m x 98,2 m to thirty six peripheral reinforced concrete columns. In addition to the roof deck, snow loading and mechanical and electrical building services, the roof structure also supports a system of walkways, tje press gallery and most significantly, a 400 tonne technical floor grid for theatrical prop support, and the Jumbotron central scoreboard. The system was awarded a Prize of Excellence for Construction in Steel by the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction.