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High-Speed Upgrade

High-Speed, High-Quality Upgrade for Valery Homes For Valery Homes, acquiring and upgrading existing properties is an important component of their overall business model. Valery worked with Torrent to assistance with an upgrade of an existing building where the underground parking garage walls needed substantial updating and repair. Ground water was the culprit causing damage to…

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Subterranean Solutions

Subterranean Solutions It’s amazing what lurks beneath the surface of our fair cities… In Tsawwassen, BC, a series of 4 large, subterranean water reservoirs lie beneath the public tennis courts at Pebble Hill Park. Our client, The Bennett Group, was hired by the engineering team at Metro Vancouver to provide seismic and structural upgrading to…

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The new Torrentshotcrete.com – Fresh New Look, More Reasons than Ever.

The New Torrentshotcrete.com – Fresh New Look, More Reasons than Ever. We’re proud to announce our brand-new website is up and running at torrentshotcrete.com We’re confident it will help new and potential clients really understand what makes Torrent different and how we can help accelerate projects through our tried-and-true collaborative process. You’ll find our Torrent…

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10=50?

10 = 50? So how does that happen? Since when does 10 equal 50? Well, sometimes the power and potential of Torrent Shotcrete can result in some pretty impressive math. Mardina Construction contracted Torrent to shoot 18″ thick, high-lift walls on one of their projects – 10 shoots in total were booked. These walls were…

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Shoot to Save!

Shoot to Save 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…

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Recipe for Success

Recipe for Success 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…

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Canadian Breakthrough in Concrete Carbon Reduction

Canadian Breathrough in Concrete Carbon Reduction In the April 2020 edition of WIRED magazine, Canadian innovator, CarbonCure Technologies is featured in a very interesting article on what the construction industry is working on right now to lower the environmental impact of concrete manufacturing. “Researchers and entrepreneurs around the world are working on projects to make…

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Exoskeleton Innovation for Construction

Exoskeleton Innovation for Construction 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…

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Solar Manufacturing Breakthrough

Solar Manufacturing Breakthrough 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…

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Sprayable Homes? Shotcrete Innovation!

Sprayable Homes? Shotcrete Innovation! 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…

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