The main challenge for Béton Provincial of the Icone condo project, located in the heart of downtown Montreal, was managing logistics on the ground: organizing the order and pace of truck arrival and departure, while taking dedicated lanes into account, planning the space required for cementing vehicles and equipment, and assigning a location for washing the concrete mixers. This large-scale tactical ballet has to contend with urban traffic and the dozen or so other large-scale real-estate projects currently going up simultaneously in the neighbourhood. Choosing the right type of concrete for any given circumstances is also one of the most crucial parts of the project; it varies based on the stage and season. Since everything depends on the concrete’s exposure, it may need entrained air, while in the basement and in parking areas, higher performance C1 concretes are needed, with different permeability levels and resistance to deicing salt. The project workers must often use a complex concrete-placing method in sequences, requiring concretes with different strengths within the same structures. Concretes up to 65 MPa were produced to build the structure, benefiting from the quality and performance of Béton Provincial’s Tercim cement.
Real estate and buildings