Use of EcoSmart Concrete in Multi-Unit Residential Construction – A Case Study: Cranberry Commons

The report analyzes the economical technical and business impacts of using EcoSmart concrete in Cranberry Commons a multi-unit residential construction project. The Cranberry Commons Cohousing Development Corporation chose to incorporate EcoSmart concrete because of their dedication to implementing environmentally sustainable building technologies throughout their building. Although the concrete took longer to set it did not effect the scheduling of the project. The use of EcoSmart concrete meant that the contractors were able to reduce cement content by 32%.

Case Study Report Author: Bob Mann, Artian Construction Ltd.,

Use of EcoSmart Concrete in Residential Construction: A Case Study of Ardencraig

This report investigates the the environmental and business impacts of EcoSmart concrete use on a heritage-style redevelopment project. The project was a market experiment and is an example of producing high-quality housing through remodeling and infill in an environmentally sustainable way. As a result of the developer s decision to make Ardencraig a true test of applying principles of resource efficiency energy efficiency and healthy housing EcoSmart concrete was made the building material of choice. The use of EcoSmart concrete at Ardencraig when compared to use of a regular concrete mix was close to the same cost provided equal or stronger finished concrete had adequate workability was supported by the structural engineer and did not disrupt the project schedule.

Case Study Report Author: Heather Tremain, Robert Brown, Chesterman Property Group Inc.,

An Architects Perspective: Overcoming Technical Issues

The slides from Peter Busby s presentation include notes on why to use fly ash concrete and experiences with high volume fly ash concrete in three Busby and Associates case studies including the type of fly ash used the chronology of the pours contractors previous fly ash experience strength development workability finishing appearance and economics.

Presentation Author: Peter Busby, Busby Perkins + Will Architects Ltd.,