Resilience, life cycle performance, architectural versatility and the building codes that shape sustainable design.
Increasingly, the need for affordable housing is presenting a challenge in urban centres. With its intrinsic qualities, concrete presents a long-term solution to meet the needs of owners and occupants.
From roman architecture to modern high rise building and cutting-edge art installations, concrete has been an architectural building material of choice for centuries and continues to prove itself as an innovative, versatile product with endless aesthetic possibilities.
Building codes outline the minimum performance requirements for construction materials across Canada, including considerations for structural design, fire safety, and resilience against disaster.
The comfort and quality of a building’s indoor environment can be affected by the materials used in its construction.
Whether you’re designing a single-family residential home, parkade structure, hospital, office tower, or tall hybrid building, concrete is an essential element of nearly every building type.
Solidification/Stabilization (S/S) with cement is a common method for the safe treatment, management and reuse of contaminated waste.
Thermal performance and operational energy savings over the life cycle of a building are critical aspects of design.
The severity and frequency of climate-related events are increasing across the globe, which has necessitated a shift toward mitigative and adaptive design strategies from building to community designs, and beyond.
As the most used construction material in the world, concrete has a unique role to play in creating a sustainable built environment.