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Load Restrictions 2019

March 24, 2019 / By Groupa Concrete

2019 Load Restriction schedules have been released with some unfortunate news to the construction and transportation industry in general. Until June 30th, load restrictions are in place on roads in order for the thawing soil not to damage the pavement any further than normal wear and tear would. Pursuant to The Highway Traffic Act, the […]

2017 LOAD RESTRICTIONS

April 10, 2017 / By Groupa Concrete

It’s that time of year again and with it, the load restrictions that arrive every spring. Until May 1st, load restrictions are in place on roads in order for the thawing soil not to damage the pavement any further than normal wear and tear would. While this will cause delays in projects, rest assured that […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

CONFLEXPAVE – CONCRETE THAT BENDS

August 18, 2016 / By Groupa Concrete

As with any industry, concrete construction continues to find new ways in which to improve its methods as well as the materials used. In Singapore at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) – JTC Industrial Infrastructure Innovation Centre, scientists say they have created a bendable concrete that will not only bend under pressure but also will require less […]

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