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The Whole Truth

When it comes to shotcrete, there are still a few misconceptions out there. When you don’t know all the facts, you can’t make the best decisions. We’re pretty sure you’re interested in making more money, in less time and with a lot less hassle. Sound about right? Thought so. So take a look at our […]

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Man Made. Naturally.

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. […]

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Vancouver House Update – Beating the Clock

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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Congestion Breakthrough

Urban construction is booming. That’s great for our industry, but it’s not without its own unique challenges. Working on tight sites in busy, congested downtown areas is always a construction challenge. Accessing sites with equipment and materials inevitably creates additional traffic congestion with lane closures and frustration for motorists. The issue has leaped to the […]

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Concrete Trees in the Rainforest

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 […]

Tight Sites Done Right

Tight Sites Done Right

Building it Right on a Tight Site In the downtown urban environments of today, real estate is hard to come by and increasingly expensive. As a result, every available space, no matter how small, is being investigated for potential development. With more and more people wanting to migrate to the center of cities to take […]

Growing in Toronto

Growing in Toronto

The construction industry continues to boom in Toronto with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce indicating material increases in non-residential building permits and construction for the first time in four years in their 2016 Economic update. Torrent has grown right along with the industry and our 2X growth in the Ontario marketplace has necessitated the opening […]

Scheduling Champions!

Scheduling Champions!

Time is money. It’s true of almost all businesses and for the construction industry, time plays a huge role in overall profitability. Imagine how would it affect your bottom line if you could be 20 days ahead of schedule on a major construction project? Sound too good to be true? Well, let’s look at how […]

Big Numbers. Big Accomplishment.

Big Numbers. Big Accomplishment.

  At the Torrent Group, our mantra is More Wall. Every Day. But it’s not just a mantra; it’s a statement of fact. And we’ve got the numbers to back it up. In an eventful June 2016, Torrent shattered its own record for total air-placed structural concrete applied in a one-month period. The air-placement of […]

Shotcrete Quality put to the Test

Shotcrete Quality put to the Test

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 […]