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Not Just Structural

When thinking of concrete many think about cast in place concrete which is transported in an unhardened state (typically in a concrete truck), primarily as ready-mix, and placed in forms. This type of concrete is ideal for retaining walls and foundation walls. However, concrete has come a long way. Concrete is not just being used to build solid foundations and …

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Okanagan Green Roofs & Rooftop Gardens

Green roofs and rooftop gardens have become a common feature to many apartment buildings and homes in the Vancouver area and around the world. They provide a range of environmental benefits including: Energy conservation (improve buildings insulation and energy efficiency) Aid reduction of the urban heat island effect Form a noise buffer Houses an area for biodiversity to flourish Provide …

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2016 Construction Trends

The construction industry grows and changes every year. To stay on top of the competition and achieve long-term success, construction experts must be aware of the latest building trends and adopt these practices. Property owners, meanwhile, must learn about innovative building materials and methods in order to know how to be cost effective and how to incorporate new trends in …

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Specialty Spaces

Building a custom built-home offers many benefits to designing a house. Unlike purchasing a prebuilt home, you are able to choose the layout, materials, color, and style of each part of your house. In addition, special rooms may be added to your designs that will enhance your home. The traditional house with a few bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen and living room …

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What You Need to Know about B.C. Real Estate Market

If you’ve been monitoring property prices in the past months, you’ve probably noticed that some of the most expensive homes are located in British Columbia, particularly in Vancouver. You may also have heard that the rising prices in the city have caused many buyers to be displaced to less expensive suburbs simply because they are unable to afford properties in …