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Industry Trends for 2019

Industry Trends for 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…

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Blending with Nature

Blending with Nature 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…

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Innovation Triple Play

Innovation Triple Play 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…

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Concrete, Heal Thyself!

Concrete, Heal Thyself! 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…

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They Shoot, They Score!

They Shoot, They Score! Torrent Shotcrete, Canada's recognized shotcrete leader, added 10 fully ACI-certified wet-mix shotcrete nozzlemen to its ranks this past December 2017. ACI certified instructors Neil McKaskill and Roland Heere from Metro Testing were on hand at Torrent's…

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Here Come the Drones

Here Come the Drones As we start a new year, it's a perfect time to look ahead and see what type of new developments are on the horizon in the construction industry. In this post, we're going to look at…

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Flexible Concrete!

Flexible Concrete! With natural disasters continuing to make to make headlines the world over, there's understandably an intensified focus on doing whatever possible to mitigate the often disastrous effects of mother nature's fury. With that in mind, recent findings by…

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In Search of Blindside Excellence

In Search of Blindside Excellence It seems there are still some misconceptions regarding structural shotcrete and the issue of blindside honeycombing and voids that ultimately affect water tightness. There's an erroneous opinion in some corners of our industry that shotcrete…

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