This hot summer of 2021 has proved to be a challenging environment in the steel construction sector. We have seen mill pricing increases in all shapes but especially in HSS and Plate. In addition to this, the lead times from the mills have pushed deliveries to 4-5 months from booking. Due to large fulfilment and distribution centre demand from every North American city, we are seeing long lead times in joist and deck, now delayed until the Summer of 2022.
Supermétal has global mill supplier relationships which can mitigate bottlenecks. Contact us today to discuss timelines and site install durations, we'll be glad to help.
Here are some project highlights that we've been active with in the busy summer of 2021:
Riverbend 5 Multi-Storey Warehouse is almost substantially complete for the structural steel SOW. The 11,000 metric tonne warehouse structure had its topping off ceremony in early August, Supermetal's installation and engineering teams have received rave reviews from the Construction Manager - Ledcor.
141 Bay Overbuild - The initial phases of the overbuild is complete which span the tracks servicing Union Station in downtown Toronto. With construction hours being limited to the early morning from 12am - 5am, it required careful planning of activities to ensure efficiency. The overbuild area will support cranes and a laydown area for the 141 Bay Tower, currently beginning construction. It will later turn into a park space between the twin towers of CIBC Square. Construction Manager, EllisDon.
Pinewood Studios - is a complex for film & television production located in the Port Lands region of Toronto. The facility offers stage rental and other services to producers of Film / TV content. It is a state-of-the-art facility; with approximately 164,000 square feet of production space across 11 purpose-built stages. It features: - 2 new buildings, 205,000 square feet
- Our fabricate and install contract of 1700 tons including large span trusses.
- Construction Manager, Ledcor.
Mirvish Village - Designed to be a truly complete community of purpose-built rental housing, more than 10% of the units will be deeply affordable. Markham Street will host a new daycare with outdoor playspace, a bike hub with dedicated bike valet, and public art installations. Supermétal provided the penthouse galvanized steel housing the mechanical systems for the 4 tower complex and the upcoming steel for the covered central Marketplace area.
- Construction Manager, EllisDon.
Gordie Howe Bridge - Point of Entry Buildings - The Joint-Venture team at Bridging North America has awarded Supermétal the Point Of Entry facility on the Canada side. which include.
-9 buildings that comprise 3000 MT (including connections and joists), most of the tonnage will be for the large 2-story administration complex.
-The 130-acre facility will also feature impressive canopies and will be in operation in 2023. The first of these buildings are beginning to erect, we'll be erecting steel on site until late 2022.
- Construction Manager, Bridging North America.
Sharon High School
The new 240,000 square feet school includes 42 academic classrooms, 12 science labs, spaces for groups, teacher planning, art, music, band, chorus and technology/engineering. It will also include an indoor track, and a two tiered auditorium.
Yale New Economics Building
New Haven, Connecticut
Yale University’s new 40,000 square foot, 4 story economics building will serve as an academic and classroom building for the department of economics.
Upcoming Projects | Education Institutions in Massachusetts
In addition to 2 upcoming warehouse fulfilment centres beginning the first stages of construction in Western Canada, Supermétal has secured the following institutional projects in the greater Boston, MA area.
John Moriarty and Associates
This new development being built over and existing Macys. Featuring large girders erected in the existing building. It will add approximately 400,000 square feet of lab space in an area that is admired for its research facilities and world renowned medical centers.
Waltham High School
A new 400,000 square foot High School will be one of the largest in the state when it opens to over 1800 students in 2024.
Brookline Driscoll School
Brookline (Boston), Massachusetts
The Driscoll School Brookline, MA will be a 4 story fossil-fuel-free school. expected to cost around $115M. The new Driscoll is being designed for 800 students, Pre-K through 8th Grade.