Year: 2016

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CONCRETE CONSERVATION IN WINTER MONTHS

December 16, 2016 / By Groupa Concrete

Winter is upon us in full swing and with it the potential for damage that can occur to concrete after an extended period of time in cold weather. Repeated freezing and thawing happens due to fluctuating temperatures during daytime and nighttime. This in turn can lead to rain, snow and ice entering through any cracks […]

THE ANNUAL TOY DRIVE IS HERE!

December 15, 2016 / By Groupa Concrete

December 15th and 10 days till Christmas! Our annual tory drive is underway for Sick Kids Hospital. All girls and boys toys welcome! Donations can be scheduled for pick up or dropped off at 1123 Farewell St, Oshawa ON L1H 6N8. We will be collecting until December 22.

GARDINER EXPRESSWAY IN NEED OF SAVING

December 2, 2016 / By Groupa Concrete

Anyone who has ever visited Toronto will know that the Gardiner Expressway is a crucial road in the downtown core. Spanning for 18 kilometers across the city, this structure was built during the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. Since then, thousands of vehicles have used it every day in all manner of weather conditions. Like […]

CONCRETE SLAB TRACKS

November 18, 2016 / By Groupa Concrete

Concrete slab tracks are a trend that has been gaining popularity rapidly in Europe and with Britpave’s new report, `The whole life (and other) benefits of concrete slab track’, it’s no small wonder why. In it they write that there are several advantages to using concrete slab tracks over the traditional ballasted track, even though […]

FUTURE COASTAL DEFENSE LINE – TETRAPOT

November 4, 2016 / By Groupa Concrete

The habitat on global coastal lines is continuously under pressure from human influence. 35% of the worlds mangroves have already disappeared due to the greenhouse effect and if nothing is done, with time, more will follow. Thankfully, there are those out there who are working towards a long term goal with little impact on the […]

BOWMANVILLE HOSPITAL FOUNDATION DIAMONDS AND PEARLS GALA 2016

October 26, 2016 / By Groupa Concrete

On Friday October 21, 2016 our team at Groupa Concrete attended the annual Diamonds and Pearls fundraiser for the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation. Not only was it the 30th anniversary of the Gala itself but it was also the 40th anniversary of the Foundation’s existence. The Gala’s aim this year was to raise funds for a new CT Scanner for […]

REBAR

October 21, 2016 / By Groupa Concrete

You may recognize the steel bars or mesh of steel wires that are used in concrete at construction sites but might not be sure what their purpose is. This is rebar which is short for reinforcing bar, and is also known as reinforcing steel or reinforcement steel. The use of rebar in construction came about in the […]

SOLAR POWERED BIKE LANE OPENS IN POLAND

October 7, 2016 / By Groupa Concrete

A bike lane in Warsaw Poland has just opened up new possibilities for the future of concrete construction and home design. TPA Instytut Badan Technicznych in Pruszkow unveiled their solar powered bike lane last week near Lidzbark Warminski in the Mazury region. The synthetic material uses particles called luminophores that absorb solar energy during the day and are then […]

CONCRETE FOR CORAL REEF RESTORATION

September 23, 2016 / By Groupa Concrete

Artificial coral reefs have been around a long time now but their history has not always been glamorous due to the materials involved. This however has not deterred people from continuing to try. In 2013 Phil Saye, the owner of Dive Grenada, decided to do something about the decline of coral around the beaches close to […]

CONCRETE 3D

September 9, 2016 / By Groupa Concrete

The fad of 3D printing has become quite popular in the last few years. From DIY projects to 3D printed scans of people, it was only a matter of time before concrete would try to use this technology. China, Dubai, Germany, South Korea and the US have already begun to experiment with various processes and while the […]

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