February 21, 2012
VIDEO: Lafarge's Harbour plant emphasizes conservation and sustainability
Lafarge Canada's Harbour plant is situated very near to a metro Vancouver residential community, and its unique placement means a different design is necessary to maintain harmony with its surroundings.
The plant is largely self-contained in order to reduce noise, emissions and integrate with the largely residential area surrounding the plant. But one unique feature distinguishes the plant from other industrial sites; it features a nest of bald eagles.
Lafarge has made efforts to preserve the eagle nest and accommodate their winged neighbours, and won an Environmental Excellence award from the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association which recognizes “outstanding contribution in protecting the environment and maintaining sound environmental management practices.”
The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of British Columbia celebrated its best and brightest at its Awards of Excellence gala, held on April 12 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
In this week's preview, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of April 21st, 2014.
RDH Building Engineering Limited is running extensive tests on the viability of using insulated concrete forms (ICF) as walls in building structures. While ICF has traditionally been used below grade, it is becoming possible to also use forms for above-grade work.
In this week's preview, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of April 14th, 2014.
The British Columbia Common Ground Alliance held a contractor's breakfast on April 1 to highlight the importance of excavation awareness and to ring in "National Safe Digging Month."