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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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The Time for Shotcrete is Now!

The Time for Shotcrete is Now! 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… https://canada.constructconnect.com/dcn/news/associations/2019/08/shotcretes-time-now-say-advocates It’s great to see evidence of the rapid…

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Mountain Wall Majesty

Mountain Wall Majesty 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…

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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 issues for major projects and Canada’s relative tax disadvantage versus the U.S. could cause trouble…

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Safety Innovators – Part 2 in a Series

Safety Innovators – Part 2 in a Series The Torrent HardSet Tool In our first segment in our safety series, we looked at how the Torrent Shotcrete Blowout System provides better process control and worker safety when it comes to cleaning out hoses after a shoot In this second segment, we look at The Torrent…

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Torrent’s New Location

Torrent’s New Location 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…

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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 make some additions, that’s where things started to get tricky. If you’ve ever been to…

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