Industry News

12Feb 2020

Exoskeletons have been around for decades, both in real life and in science fiction. While a number of companies make exoskeleton suits for construction and manufacturing use, they’ve made limited headway as of yet in the construction field and few, if any, construction companies have adopted them. But that could all change very quickly. The […]

19Nov 2019

Our business here at Torrent revolves around concrete and concrete’s main ingredient is cement. Unfortunately, the production of cement, up until now, has been dependent on fossil fuel and is responsible for approximately 8% of global emissions of CO2. But that could change soon with new technology that has just been revealed to the marketplace. […]

25Sep 2019

Temporary shelters in humanitarian disaster areas need to be erected quickly and efficiently.  An innovative Spanish architecture firm has come up with a way to make this happen using bamboo, fabric, shotcrete and drones! This article featured in Fast Company magazine shows how the flexibility of shotcrete application methodology is an integral component of this […]

23Aug 2019

It’s not just Torrent who’s singing the praises of the rapid growth of shotcrete technology. Check out this new and informative article by Graham Cameron from Daily Commercial News by Construct Connect.  Just click on the quote below to read… Shotcrete’s time is now here, say its advocates   It’s great to see evidence of […]

05Jun 2019

The North Shore Mountains in Vancouver’s lower mainland are synonymous with West Coast living. But as more development occurs in the areas that surround these majestic hills, traffic congestion is as an unfortunate by-product. In order to help alleviate this, regional planners have begun an ambitious project that will see the highway leading down through […]

21Mar 2019

There is no shortage of changes, both positive and negative, facing the construction industry in 2019. Here are the top 10 items on the Canadian Construction industry radar for this year: 1) Confidence in Canada Approval issues for major projects and Canada’s relative tax disadvantage versus the U.S. could cause trouble for builders as investors […]

19Dec 2018

We’re pleased to announce the next phase of Torrent Shotcrete’s growth in the Vancouver marketplace – a move to a new location that brings together our head office and operations teams all under one roof. Located close to our previous operations address in Coquitlam, BC, the new facility increases the Torrent footprint with expanded office […]

02Nov 2018

The perfect location at British Columbia’s world-renowned Whistler ski-resort. A premiere property and a dream house built to exacting specifications. It all adds up to a showcase home with delighted owners. But when the owners decided to make some additions, that’s where things started to get tricky. If you’ve ever been to the town of […]

22Aug 2018

  With the pace of commercial construction in Canada’s major urban markets ramping up dramatically with no signs of things slowly down, it’s more important than ever for construction companies to look for opportunities to innovate creatively to meet the challenges of demanding schedules. When companies can come together to strategically assess projects, the possibilities […]

03Apr 2018

Concrete is the world’s most common building material and while it is long-lasting, it’s not indestructible. Ever since the Romans built the pantheon from it some 2,000 years ago, we’ve been trying to find ways to make concrete more durable. No matter how carefully it is mixed or reinforced, all concrete eventually cracks and the […]

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