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Safety Innovators – Part 1 in a series

Safety Innovators – Part 1 in a Series Safety is a concern for every industry, but for the construction industry, where working environments can often involve the potential for serious injury, its importance is paramount. Within the shotcrete segment of the industry, Torrent is setting the bar for safety innovation. Given structural shotcrete’s recent entry…

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Waterproof shotcrete? You bet!

Waterproof shotcrete? You bet! For all its wonderful attributes and the undeniable impact it’s had on the building industry, concrete does have one inherent challenge that can’t be avoided; it’s not waterproof. All concrete, regardless of application methodology, is susceptible to leaking when proper preparation steps are not taken. It doesn’t matter if the application…

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The Whole Truth

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…

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Man Made. Naturally.

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…

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Vancouver House Update – Beating the Clock

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…

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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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