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Congestion Breakthrough

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…

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Concrete Trees in the Rainforest

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…

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Tight Sites Done Right

Tight Sites Done Right 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 advantage of urban…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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Torrent Welcomes New CEO

Torrent Welcomes New CEO TORRENT SHOTCRETE STRUCTURES is pleased to announce the hiring of Michael Luers as President and CEO. Michael brings a wealth of construction industry leadership and business-building experience to Torrent and a bold vision for the future of Torrent and the shotcrete industry. Get to know more about Michael and this exciting…

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TORRENT’s the Choice for Strathcona Village

TORRENT’s the Choice for Strathcona Village Strathcona Village is an exciting new, 283-unit condominium development by Wall Financial and The Wall Group of Companies currently under construction at Vancouver. For project formwork contractor, Loewen’s Construction, Torrent Shotcrete Structures was the clear choice for concrete reinforcement requirements. Torrent was chosen for this project based on our…

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Vancouver House has begun!

Vancouver House has Begun! TORRENT SHOTCRETE STRUCTURES was awarded the project by Carion Construction Ltd. (Form Work Company). Being part of such a world recognized project is a proud moment for everyone at Torrent. With our result driven offerings, Torrent was chosen to be part of the solution to ensure a superior product for the…

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