Winter has arrived in the Sea to Sky Corridor. Our clients and contractors that we work with are busily trying to get everything buttoned up before the Christmas break. Whilst construction can continue over the winter months, progress is definitely slowed by these cold and snowy conditions.
We have recently experienced a polar vortex period with temperatures down to -15 degrees celsius. This has proven difficult for contractors to pour concrete in these cold conditions. Heat and thermal blankets have been required to ensure that the concrete has cured correctly and achieved the design strength required. Insulated concrete forms have come into their own in these conditions allowing for cold weather concreting to proceed utilising the in-built insulated form work. See link below for more details on this great product.
As we move into the holiday period, the new year is the perfect time to get your design finalised for your renovation or new build planned for 2017. Contact us today or come by our office in Function Junction to see how we can help out with your Consulting Structural Engineering needs in Whistler, Squamish and Pemberton.