Vancouver Projects

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 […]

15Nov 2016

A huge concrete water reservoir rank is not what you’d normally expect to see in a British Columbia rainforest. So how does one go about softening the stark contrast of concrete construction and natural beauty? That was the challenge Metro Vancouver faced when their newest water reservoir tank was built near the entrance to popular […]

18Jun 2016

Air-placed structural concrete is offering today’s engineers and architects boundless opportunities for innovation in construction design. The use of structural shotcrete has grown by leaps and bounds over the past decade as application concerns from engineers have been addressed with pre-construction quality assurances. At the recent 2016 ACI Spring Seminar in Vancouver themed around Defects […]

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