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About the Gardens ASA’s 2012 Outstanding Shotcrete Project of VanDusen Botanical Gardens is self-suffi- the Year Award for Architecture adds credibility cient, carbon-neutral, and has LEED Platinum to the shotcrete industry as an established and certification. It has won numerous other awards recognized process for building our cities and for its design and implementation. Winning infrastructure. “Shotcrete is Concrete.” references 1. Government of New Mexico, 2006.* 2. Fix, S. and Richman, R., “Viability of Rammed Earth Building Construction in Cold Climates,” Report, May 11, 2009. *Contact the author at Torrent Shotcrete Structures Ltd. for more information. Gary Hawkins, Business Development Manager for Torrent Shotcrete Structures Ltd., has been Fig. 5: Preparing one of the feature walls for in the construction form- shooting. Exterior area view prior to shoot work industry for over 25 years and takes care of the estimating and client management. Torrent’s management team is comprised of individuals with extensive experience in the formwork industry who contribute to elevating the level of expertise in the structural shotcrete industry. Recognition for the success of this project particularly goes out to Torrent’s Opera- tions Manager, Carl King, whose attention to detail and understanding of building in general made this project successful, and T. Ross King, Founder of the company and pioneer of the shotcrete industry in Canada. Fig. 6: Applying the steel trowel finish on the walls and detailing in the vertical architectural reveals 2012 Outstanding Architecture Project Project Name VanDusen Botanical Gardens Project Location Vancouver, BC, Canada Shotcrete Contractor Torrent Shotcrete Structures Ltd.* General Contractor Ledcor Construction Ltd. Architect/Engineer Perkins+Will Canada Material Supplier/Manufacturer Ocean Heidelberg Cement Group Project Owner Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation Fig. 7: Curved and oscillating up and down, structural and architectural sandblasted concrete *Corporate Member of the American Shotcrete Association structure for VanDusen Botanical Gardens 38 Shotcrete • Winter 2013


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