The Situation It’s a fact that building houses in Northern communities has always been a huge challenge for the industry. There is often not only a lack of local skilled labour but there is also a shortage of temporary accommodations for workers brought in to
Industry Moving Away from Wood Framing for Multi-Family Projects BEAUSEJOUR, MANITOBA – Builder Syed Bokhari passionately believes in creating durable, energy-efficient housing for seniors. That dedicated focus has led him to explore creative construction practices — including the use of precast concrete panels from Superior
Cheaper, faster AND better! Sounds like exactly what you want to see as a construction contractor right? According to Ray Wentz, Special Projects Manager at Superior Walls by Magnis, that is exactly what you can achieve with precast concrete panels as a replacement for concrete
On Jan. 23, 2014, a fierce fire swept through the Résidence du Havre, in L’Isle-Vert, Quebec, killing 32 of its residents. There were multiple reasons why the fire in this particular senior’s home was so deadly but one thing that was noted by witnesses at
For many years, North American commercial construction has preferred building above ground structures using precast concrete vs. pouring concrete on site. This trend is being fueled by the need to: Avoid costly project delays directly associated with inclement weather. Reduce the need for large pools
Precast concrete technology is known to support build-ability and construction productivity. Precast concrete products are almost everywhere, and the use is on the rise.
Starting from the bottom up with energy-saving products and construction practices made it possible for High Performance Homes to receive its third consecutive Housing Innovation Award for “Home of the Year” in 2017 presented by the U.S. Department of Energy. Located at the Links of
Here are 3 powerful reasons why: Concrete often doesn’t cure properly in the outdoors exposed to the elements. Rain, relative humidity, and temperature can all have a negative impact on the strength of the concrete as it goes through the curing process. 2. Most new
When building your new home, it’s important to take the appropriate steps to ensure that it lasts for many years to come. Bottom line, foundations built on crushed rock or stone footings have less structural cracking problems then foundations built on concrete footings!
Many home owners in Manitoba naturally accept the fact their basement walls will eventually crack and let moisture in. Heavy clay soils surrounding Winnipeg probably warrant some of this reputation. Having said that, home owners who have homes built on soil with less clay and