Vancouver Projects

06May 2021

  In just about any business you can think of, it’s a truism that time is money.  So it makes sense that any time you can save on a project schedule will equate to real bottom-line savings. But that only works if the quality is still there. Sacrificing quality simply for speed is not a […]

15Sep 2020

One of the most important variables in determining success in the shotcrete arena is field training. Excellence in execution come from two things – experience and education. As the training and communications director at Torrent, it’s always a great pleasure when I get to see these two variables in action at a site. During a […]

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 […]

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 […]

22Feb 2018

A pool on an upper floor of a downtown hi-rise is not that unusual. Unless of course, it has to be constructed after the crane used to transport the concrete to the top of the structure has left the site. That was the case when, due to last minute design changes, K&S pools were contracted […]

26Jan 2018

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 maintenance and operations yard in Coquitlam, BC to put the men through their paces. An ACI-certified Shotcrete Nozzleman (Wet-Mix Process) is […]

10Jan 2017

Retaining walls are functional. Everyone knows that. But what if they had to be beautiful and natural; to look like they were part of the existing environment while still ensuring the necessary structural integrity? That was the challenge Torrent faced when they were contacted by a private client in the resort town of Whistler, BC. […]

21Nov 2016

Construction on the ground-breaking Vancouver House project in the downtown core is well underway and Torrent is giving the project owners a dramatic scheduling advantage. The numbers are in for Torrent’s work on the below-grade portion of the site and they’re impressive to say the least. Torrent’s original schedule analysis predicted a 20-day savings in […]

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