Canada Building Materials (CBM), which operates as part of St Marys Cement, was the recipient of three important awards, in recognition of Votorantim Cimentos' efforts to build long-term customer relationships and providing building materials to make new and innovative designs a reality.
The company received the Material Development & Innovation Award for providing more than 150 cubic meters of self-consolidating concrete (SCC) used in the construction of the Ryerson University Student Learning Center, in Toronto. The specialized SCC met stringent requirements for numerous inclined columns, an ultra-light color and minimal surface voids, or "bug holes".
CBM also earned The Sustainable Concrete Construction Award for its work in the Southcore Financial Centre in Toronto, on a new 'green', mixed-use office tower. The long-term performance of the project was a major consideration in selecting the supplier and the high-performance mix that helped to achieve the vision of the architect and the owner.
Finally, CBM was recognized with the Institutional Building Award as part of a winning team responsible for constructing the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, an award-winning facility that serves as a community center, athletic facility for the local university and training center for elite athletes. The center earned recognition for its utility and dynamic design, which allows for a thematic integration between architecture and landscape.