Self-consolidating concrete (SCC) is designed to flow and synthesize on its own. Even though the technology has advanced, it retains an air of mystery. This article provides an overview of SCC and explains its many benefits, design, chemistry, plastic performance, production, specification, testing and certification, and construction best practices.
Most floorcovering failures result from design mistakes, lack of groundwater barriers, and placement of the material before concrete has dried to safe levels. Therefore, all members of the project team must collaborate at every stage, such as the design, placement, curing, and relative humidity (RH) testing of the concrete.
Located in Toronto’s Junction neighbourhood, 77 Wade Avenue aims to be the tallest modern mass timber office and commercial building in the country that is targeting Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification.
The Vancouver Island Chapter is having a luncheon meeting on understanding and preventing floorcovering failure. The event will take place on Thursday, April 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Fireside Grill in Victoria, B.C.
Campus1 Montréal has opened across the street from McGill University. Designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, the former hotel has been transformed to support student residence and learning environments with a range of amenities and fully furnished suites.
Winner of the 2019 Grands Prix du Design award, the expansion of the headquarters of the Confédération des syndicats nationaux (CSN) in Montréal has improved the quality of life of building occupants. Designed by a consortium including BGLA and NEUF architect(e)s, this project has also earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification.
The Ottawa Chapter is having a breakfast meeting on Thursday, March 21, at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre from 7 to 10 a.m. Chris Maskell will be presenting on “Understanding and Preventing Floor Covering Failure.”
Diamond Schmitt Architects has won a Civic Trust Award for the National Arts Centre (NAC) rejuvenation project in Ottawa. Now in its 60th year, the international event is the longest-running built environment awards program in Europe.
One of Vancouver’s most prominent landmark churches and music venue will undergo a major seismic upgrade and heritage restoration.Design practice Ryder Architecture has been retained for the St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church restoration project.