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Seismic connector wins first CSCE award

The Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) presented its first Award for Excellence in Innovation in Ci...


The Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) presented its first Award for Excellence in Innovation in Civil Engineering in May in St. John’s, Newfoundland

Ontario-based Cast ConneX Corporation won the award for developing a pre-qualified, off-the-shelf high-strength seismic resistant bracing connector. The connectors interface with standard hollow structural section (HSS) brace structural members. Standardizing the components has allowed them to be validated through full-scale lab testing.

The connection technique was first used by Canam Group in the construction of the Sandoz Canada head office in Boucherville, Quebec.