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Old Posted Mar 20, 2009, 10:55 PM
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CIP concrete is extremely rare and is only utilized on lower cost buildings, most buildings today pour concrete on site. Now freakin drop it!
M'thinks you're a little confused. I'm pretty sure CIP is cast in place which is pretty much an on site thing.
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Coming along nicely. Not going to win any awards for originality, but it has clean lines and a nice elegant silhouette, and is a good example of what we have been calling the "Toronto Style" condo that epitomizes this past wave of construction. Blessedly, the hat so closely associated with mid first decade 2000's condos doesn't appear to be too overwhelming.





Here is how Casa and BSN have transformed this little part of my 'hood!!

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LOL, I meant PC concrete is pretty rare and CIP concrete is the norm. The only buildings built out of pre-cast in Calgary are warehouses and cheap little office buildings.
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LOL, I meant PC concrete is pretty rare and CIP concrete is the norm. The only buildings built out of pre-cast in Calgary are warehouses and cheap little office buildings.
if PC = poured concrete and CIP = cast in place (concrete) then they are exactly the same thing!

each has it's advantages/disadvantages. cost is not necessarily the reason to use either.

All concrete is initially poured, then cured(dried).
some in an off-site (controlled environment) facility /or not in it's final location -and is sometimes called 'pre-engineered'

the other is served up the good old fashioned way; build a form or cast on site and the wet concrete is poured in on site, allowed to cure, forms later removed, presto!

this is painfully basic information. you should know this by 2nd grade.
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Sammo, PC stands for precast

This is painfully basic information... especially if you took the time to read a page back through the thread...

Do your homework before you try to act condescending.

And Calgarian, precast is mainly used as an architectural feature or veneer, what you are probably thinking of is tilt-up construction, which is a form of cast in place... but yeah mainly used for 1-3 storey warehouses and office parks with large laydown areas.
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Now that the weather is getting better, the quality and quantity of the updates will improve rapidly....

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Telus, MLS and ACC Renovation.

18 York Office Tower construction in the foreground of wide angle.
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Thanks for all the pics Caltrane
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Another tall one is on level 3 - This is the X Condo !!
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Sammo, PC stands for precast

This is painfully basic information... especially if you took the time to read a page back through the thread...

Do your homework before you try to act condescending.

And Calgarian, precast is mainly used as an architectural feature or veneer, what you are probably thinking of is tilt-up construction, which is a form of cast in place... but yeah mainly used for 1-3 storey warehouses and office parks with large laydown areas.
my appologies, you're right.

i kept checking in on this thread till the concrete debate went away... when i checked in (last few posts -quickly) to see pc, cip, etc still being discussed i was getting annoyed and responded with that 'almost-diatribe'.

and i'll admit, it's actually tough being 'condescending' on this thread regarding construction because most contributers are pretty sharp and have knowledge (of bldg/& sciences,etc)

here's a couple of bananas for everyone to lighten things up!
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Lots of precast going up on the BSN building in Yorkville.....


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BSN is something entirely different ... EIFS panels (some steel studs, some insulation, some exterior drywall, with a couple coats of acryllic stucco)
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^what a difference... wow!

I recall standing at that corner in the summer of 2007.
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i like how this pic shows contrast between new and old.
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Old Posted Mar 24, 2009, 10:19 PM
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RBC "The Gap" being closed up, today at noon -by me!

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