Concrete floors are popular choices as they are extremely durable and long-lasting if installed, cured, and finished properly. However, issues can arise during or after installation, and construction professionals must know how to diagnose and fix these concrete flooring challenges.
Civil infrastructure company, Green Infrastructure Partners Inc. (GIP), has entered an agreement with Aecon Group Inc. to acquire its Aecon Transportation East (ATE) roadbuilding services, aggregates, and other materials supply businesses, and expand its breadth of operations in Ontario.
Recently, ironworkers placed the final curved steel beam 47 storeys above downtown Toronto, crowning Cadillac Fairview’s 160 Front Street West commercial office tower, a short walk away from the CN Tower.
Deceptively simple in form, Calgary’s 17th Avenue Clinic’s articulation seeks to bring in light and enhance privacy and transparency. For its seemingly basic design, it has received a 2022 World Architecture Festival award.
Sustainable construction materials company, Lafarge Canada (Lafarge), and power company, TransAlta Corporation (TransAlta), have entered an agreement to advance low-carbon concrete projects in Alberta, replacing cement as a concrete constituent with a waste product, fly ash.
An engineering research team from University of Toronto (UofT) and the Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC) will explore how concrete can be used to capture large amounts of CO2, as part of a $1.7 million federally funded study.
Parking decks are costly to build, repair, and replace. Water is the major cause of concrete deterioration and steel corrosion; therefore its management is vital to ensure proper durability. Designing, installing, and testing specialized systems are key steps to ensure water is diverted away from the structural elements of the deck.
A public/private partnership has launched a program to eliminate more than 15 million tonnes (15 billion kg) of greenhouse gas emissions from cement and concrete production in Canada by 2030, followed by ongoing reductions of over 4 million tonnes (4 billion kg) annually.
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has certified the 86.6-m (284-ft), 25-storey Ascent building in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as the tallest mass timber structure in the world in two categories—the tallest timber building overall, and the World’s Tallest Timber-Concrete Hybrid Building.
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