1136 Pacific Street

The team at Aplin & Martin Consultants challenged the Brock White geotechnical team to help find a solution to a culvert crossing that had failed and needed to be fully reinstated.  There were a number of constraints: the system needed to be flexible enough to go around the culverts at the bottom of the ditch and we needed to maximize the width so large tractor trailers could get across and make the 90 degree turn. In addition, we wanted to minimize how long the crossing would be fully out of commission. The team recommended Maccaferri Terrawall® which provided a near vertical solution that could be field fit by the installation crews at the City of Richmond. Contractors prefer to install the near vertical TerraWall as the vertical lifts are up to 35% higher than the competitors, increasing productivity and much faster to install saving time and money!  In addition Flexamat offered the ability to reinforce the banks with added ballast and hard armour with the added benefit of offering a re-vegetated solution.  The result? Pretty fantastic we think!


This downtown Vancouver 12 storey luxury apartment building was in need of a retrofit.  Porcelanosa was the product of choice for the architect, providing high technical performance characteristics.  The Porcelanosa facades cladding system provides this building with excellent impact, scratch, and UV resistance to withstand the variety of weather conditions experienced on the West Coast



BW Product Used: Porcelanosa Performance Cladding system featuring Moon White High Gloss large format panels.

Location: Vancouver, BC

Installer: Cutting Edge

Architect: Chris Duray Studio Inc. & Buttjes Architecture





Panels: Moon White polished Porcelain panel finish: 20,000+ SF, Black Liam large format panels for the lobby wall and ground area with LED strip lights: 3,000+ SF

"The Major challenge with this project was the same one we face with most retrofit projects, not knowing all the on-site conditions with the existing structure until the project is well underway. Porcelanosa was able to show its systems adaptability throughout the building process and with its sleek design the final result is a stunning building that will be a showpiece in the downtown Vancouver core for decades to come." - Rob Mutch, Brock White Material Manager, Vancouver, BC

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