Precise concrete formwork and a system for recycling formwork materials helped reduce costs and increase efficiency in building the Grand Rapids Art Museum.
The Aldo Leopold Legacy Center is a small complex of buildings surrounding a central courtyard. This design is flexible in managing energy use based on thermal requirements, creates outdoor spaces, and reduces the buildings' scale.
Symphony House used recyclable Eco-Blast steel shot finish. While contaminated sand from sand-blasting must be discarded, builders can reuse steel shot.
C-GRID carbon fiber reinforcement resulted in a smaller carbon footprint by reducing the weight of precast panels, materials, and energy and superstructure requirements.
This project, winner of an Ontario Concrete Award for Sustainable Concrete Construction in 2007, will soon be the first mixed-use building in Canada to be LEED Gold certified.
The Country Club Road concrete home uses ICF construction to create an airtight, energy-efficient design.
The small squares on the kitchen floor were hand-brushed with multiple layers of onyx-colored stain to reach a deep color. Black grout and saw cuts create the look of tile.