HighRidge SystemsTM

HighRidge Systems™ is our metal roofing concept that provides a more open space with a clear ceiling.
An ideal solution for your large-scale projects.

LAINCO has created its own concept of metal roofing


LAINCO has created its own concept of metal roofing adapted to long-span constructions of more than 150 feet (45m). An innovative, aesthetically pleasing structure that allows for greater clearance and an unparalleled feeling of roominess.

We developed this concept of metal roofing following a need communicated during the construction of an athletic centre. Our client felt that conventional construction gave a sense of wasted space where the roof structure took on too much visual importance. Our team has developed a metal roofing concept that meets this recurring need of users and owners of athletic centres.

After being proposed for an initial project, HighRidge Systems™ has been successfully used in the design of several athletic centres. The concept is particularly popular, and we now use it on various categories of large-span buildings.

LAINCO’s teams like to take on the most complex challenges by offering customized support from preliminary design to the final construction. We provide you with precise and detailed schedules and budgets, and we make a point of sticking to them

Primarily offered for large buildings such as hangars, athletic centres, and other major structures, HighRidge Systems™ is a registered trademark of LAINCO. It’s an exclusive roofing concept for a unique look and an unparalleled experience. This is an alternative solution to traditional prefabricated steel buildings, one which offers a distinct and more aesthetically pleasing interior due mainly to a clear ceiling providing a more open space.

At the heart of innovation, LAINCO’s engineers are in constant research to offer you innovative solutions for your construction and structural steelwork projects.


Understand the benefits of a building designed with HighRidge Systems™


LAINCO outperforms many types of prefabricated buildings. Our concept allows for the use of insulated metal panel cladding on the exterior of the structure, thus eliminating thermal bridges.

This provides greater architectural flexibility in the choice of finish and color.


Our exterior perimeter columns are small and help to reduce the impact on the overall dimensions of the building.

Our concept avoids the arching effects that often complicate the construction of foundations, avoiding the use of tie tendons or inclined piles.


The Lainco™ roofing concept allows for more roofing flexibility through the use of TPO, PVC or EPDM membranes. These more common types of coatings facilitate future repairs and replacements while offering varying thicknesses of insulation.


Buildings designed with HighRidge Systems™ allow for the evacuation of rainwater with exterior gutters or roof drains connected to an interior pipe system. This allows better management of the collected water.

The benefits of a building designed with HighRidge Systems™


  • Alternative solution to prefabricated structural steel buildings
  • Span over 150′ (45m)
    A clear ceiling offering a more open space
  • Modern, clean construction


  • Reduced construction time
  • Conventional structure that facilitates future modifications
  • Maximum flexibility to adapt to your needs (scenography, mechanical workings, and future equipment)
  • Simple foundations applicable to soils with low bearing capacity

Our projects

Want to know more about our expertise? See some of our latest structural steelwork design-build projects.
Design – Build


A 111,945 sq. ft. building that converts from a skating rink into a performance space.

ABCP architecture | Structural Engineer - LAINCO - 2017

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Design - Build


Discover a 230,000 sq. ft. hangar that combines innovation and space.


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Design – Build


A 96,107 sq. ft. shared sports center with unparalleled views.

ARCHITECT DUQUETTE I Structural Engineer LAINCO - 2015

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Design - Build


A 63,000 sq. ft. soccer complex in the heart of Granby.

Danny LANGEVIN | Structural Engineer – LAINCO - 2011

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Design – Build


A 72,000 sq. ft. multi-sport complex focused on energy conservation.

DUQUETTE ARCHITECTES | Structural Engineer - LAINCO - 2017

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Our HighRidge Systems™ metal roofing concept was featured in this large-scale project.

STUDIO TROIKA | Structural Engineers – LAINCO and EXPAND RRC - 2020

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A 122,710 sq. ft. multi-platform sports and recreation complex with ample clearance.

DUQUETTE | Structural Engineer - LAINCO - 2019

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Our other services

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Assistance and turnkey project management

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Manufacturing and installation

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