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Press release from CNW Group

The BuildMaster? approach reduces installation time by up to 25% - CANAM CANADA LAUNCHES A SOLUTION TO SPECIFIC PROBLEMS ON CONSTRUCTION SITES

Thursday, December 02, 2010

The BuildMaster? approach reduces installation time by up to 25% - CANAM CANADA LAUNCHES A SOLUTION TO SPECIFIC PROBLEMS ON CONSTRUCTION SITES11:02 EST Thursday, December 02, 2010TORONTO, Dec. 2 /CNW Telbec/ - After two years of research and development and more than 30 pilot projects conducted across Canada, Canam Canada, a business unit of Canam Group (TSX: CAM), is launching a new approach to address productivity problems on construction sites which, all too often, lead to cost overruns and missed construction deadlines. The BuildMaster approach is being launched today in Toronto during Construct Canada, the largest construction trade show in the country.Canam's BuildMaster approach is revolutionary because it is the first time that a company deals seriously with all the small details that result in delays during construction and, consequently, generate additional costs and cause deadlines to be missed. The BuildMaster approach ensures that the time spent on installing the structural steel frame is reduced by 15% to 25% through the structured organization of the construction site. This fast-track approach is a definite advantage for real estate owners and developers.Joël Nadeau, Vice President of Canam Canada, explains that implementing BuildMaster aims to simplify the work and number of handling operations at the jobsite. In addition to being logistically complex, this approach has significant positive repercussions on the design, engineering, manufacturing and on-site delivery of products. Says Mr. Nadeau: "We are convinced that the BuildMaster approach will be the construction concept adopted by the major national chains and real estate developers for whom on-site efficiency is a priority within a safer, faster and greener context."The BuildMaster approach is based on the use of technological tools rarely used before in the construction sector and proposes three apps developed for iPhone-type smart phones.President and Chief Operating Officer of Canam Group, Marc Dutil, states that this initiative launched by Canam Canada is consistent with the company's major development goals to focus on value-added innovations that differentiate it from the competition.About Canam CanadaCanam Canada specializes in the fabrication of steel joists, joist girders and steel deck and is also the exclusive distributor of structural and architectural metal deck products, known as Versa-Dek® and Deep-Dek®, in Canada. As well, Canam Canada designs and manufactures the Murox® high performance building system. One of the largest steel joist fabricators in North America, Canam also offers value-added engineering and drafting services, architectural flexibility and customized solutions and service.About Canam Group Inc.Canam Group is a leader in the design and fabrication of construction products and solutions and a leading provider of design-build and building information modeling (BIM) services. The company operates more than 25 manufacturing plants and engineering offices in Canada, the United States, Romania, India and China, and has partnerships with companies in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and China.For further information: Source:   Isabelle Lemaire Senior Advisor, Communications Telephone: 450-641-4000 Email: Press Relations: SCPGR Public Relations Claire-Louise Fitzpatrick Telephone: 647-401-9134 Email: claire-louise@scpgr.comBuildMasterTM is a trademark of Canam Group Inc. Copyright Ó 2010 Canam Group Inc. All Rights Reserved.