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Project: Forum Pepsi Entertainment Center
Location: Montréal, QC, Canada
Scale: 2 500 t / 350 000 sq. ft.
Description : 

Our biggest accomplishment!

This ambitious project which included a 10 million dollar structure was intended to revive the glorious years of our Montreal Canadian hockey team.

By preserving several images and icons of this historical ghostly building, the memory of our beloved players bewitched this new entertainment and amusement centre, designed for the whole family.

Movie theatres, bowling alleys, restaurants and a lot more just to name a few of the entertainments offered. Here is a summary of the project:
  • Unit prices type contract awarded (more than 300 prices)
  • More than 60 vertical trusses furnished and installed, of which some decorative ones after the end of the job, that were used to hold up the existing walls during demolition.
  • A 5 story structure of which the last one passed through the old 1920 roof trusses.
  • Locating crane loads on the first floor of the steel structure, several months prior to the beginning of construction.
  • Multiple main beams measuring 60 ft and weighing 20 tons each made out of welded plates.
  • Central structure made of exposed round columns with an oval axis. In fact, every column had a different degree of slope.
  • A stepped structure in several locations for the movie theatres.
  • Reinforcement of the existing roof trusses for the installation of mechanical units.
  • Raising of 15% of the surface of the roof to allow room for a new tenant, including the reinforcement and cutting of the existing trusses.
  • Exterior galvanized decorative trusses painted in the shop, with the shape and fabrication reminding of a structure from the early 20th century.
To take up this challenge, Sofab was involved daily and methodically, in partnership with other professionals and the project contractor. The desire to succeed of all contributors made this incredible project a success, which we will remember…until new amazing memories are created, when the Stanley Cup becomes ours once again!