Eco-Solar Expo & Tours

With the continuous growth in the city of Calgary (and surrounding area), the high energy costs, the signing of the Kyoto Protocol and the increasing destruction of the environment there is an immediate need to share all the information that is available for consumers to make good decisions regarding their purchases, homes, lifestyles, health, finances…

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Cellulose Composites by Construction Technologies

In response to pressures on existing construction materials and practices, there has been increasing interest in cellulose composites. It is becoming evident that new types of building materials have the potential to make buildings which offer lower operating costs and increased durability in an environmentally friendly way. On a per project basis, these new materials…

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Services Offered by Construction Technologies

Services Offered by Construction Technologies We have helped our customers meet energy and environmental goals in construction for 17 years in Alberta. Passive Solar Insulation Active Solar Energy Systems Fire-Rated Assemblies Rammed Earth Straw Bale Construction Commercial Residential New Construction Retrofits Renovations Additions Environmental Building Materials Project Managment and Contracting Consider our unique and exclusive…

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Addressing Changes in the Construction Industry

The construction industry is one of the most conservative industries in terms of change. Yet, the industry is facing the potential for a dramatic shift. Why? Our main conventional methods are the result of a culmination of incremental changes, but the state of the art has reached a plateau in performance and quality, while the…

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Four Different Types of Concrete

To the everyday man on the street, concrete is concrete. The professional knows better. There are many kinds and mixes of concrete, each one intended for a specific purpose, and with a particular application in building and contracting. Image of a Concrete Arch Concrete Wall “Regular” or “normal” concrete is the term used for the…

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A Brief History of Concrete

Concrete is a compound mixture essentially made of cement, sand, rock and water which creates a strong, hard surface. Its durability makes concrete the preferred material for many construction projects, from a simple patio or garage base for the homeowner to skyscrapers reaching several stories high. Over the years, the sophistication of mixing and creating…

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A Brief Introduction to Garage Bases

The solid weight and strength of concrete makes it the perfect base for a garage. It can stand up to the weight of vehicles, tools, bicycles and all the other stuff that ends up in garages around the world. Today’s concrete floors can be plain or stamped with designs to enhance and beautify the space….

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Choosing the Right Plans For Your Garage

Having a garage is part of every homeowner’s dream. It is one of the nice things that makes life a little more comfortable, a little more convenient and a little bit safer. Design your own garage to make sure you have all of the features want. Choose the building material, color, size, roof type, windows…

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Directory of Concrete Garage Retailers

There are many reasons to choose a concrete garage for your home. Concrete garages are used for more than just parking the car, but they work well for that, too. With room for one vehicle or two, there is also room for storage in a dry environment with a clean, solid floor. They often have…

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The Elegance of Concrete Staining

The Elegance of Concrete Staining With more and additional individuals spending time in their homes and actually receiving lots of use out of their decks and lawns, you may uncover that there has been a real trend towards patio concrete staining. With patio concrete staining, you are able to enjoy the natural search of brick…

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