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BIGFOOT SYSTEMS® FOOTING FORMS

Bigfoot Systems® are pre-engineered footing forms used as pier footings with construction tubes. Manufactured from recycled high-density polyethylene (HDPE), Bigfoot can be used in all situations where pier footings are required. Bigfoot is used not only as a pier footing but also acts as an anchor to prevent uplift in areas subject to high-velocity winds. Because of this, our product has a superior advantage in areas subject to hurricanes. Other important features of Bigfoot Systems® Footing Forms: Easy one-day installation, saving time, money and aggravation. Traditional wooden form boxes can take up to three days to install. Engineered design offers footings with greatly increased stability, safety and convenience. Bigfoot’s advantage rests with its shape – a bell shaped footing with a round base – which uses the natural laws of physics to evenly distribute the entire load’s weight, solidly securing the footing to the earth, something a square footing just cannot do.


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Fiber-reinforced hydrogel is 5 times stronger than steel

Hydrogels have shown significant potential in everything from wound dressings to soft robots, but their applications have been limited from their lack of toughness – until now. 

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A look at 7 incredible bridges built in the 21st century

Since the beginning of the new century, a number of record-breaking structures have opened, traversing some of the most difficult waterways, valleys, and gorges in the world.

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Report: Risk of building new Sidney fire hall close to airport runway, 'as low as reasonable possible'

In their conclusion, Tetra Tech stated that the construction of the community safety building 'relative to aviation operations at the Victoria International Airport are as low as reasonably possible.'

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2017 awards event in B.C. celebrates the best in wood design and building

More than 400 distinguished design and building professionals gathered for the 13th annual event at the Vancouver Convention Centre (West), including architects, structural engineers, project teams, local government, industry sponsors and guests. 

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To make marble more durable, engineers turn to human teeth

Researchers discovered that hydroxyapatite, the main compound within human bones and teeth, can be used to protect marble without changing the stone’s color or reflectivity.

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Weyburn looking to contract out water reservoir design

The expansion of the new treated water reservoir is underway for the City of Weyburn. Funding has been approved through the federal and provincial governments. 

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What is BIM and why do you need it?

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a simple enough idea: a single digital model of a building that everyone — architect, client, suppliers, builders, environmental managers — can work on. 

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Launch of the seventh edition of Go Green in the City, the Schneider Electric international student challenge

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has just launched Go Green in the City for the seventh consecutive year. This annual global challenge for business and engineering students is aimed at promoting innovative energy management ideas for smart cities. 

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'Tension crack' interrupts Site C dam construction

BC Hydro reassigned 30 people working on a haul road, after a 'tension crack' almost half a kilometre long appeared on a slope above the Site C dam construction site.

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Santa Monica seeks to pass America's most extensive earthquake retrofit plan

Santa Monica’s safety rules would go beyond what Los Angeles has done by requiring not only wood apartments and concrete buildings to be retrofitted, but also steel-frame structures.

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A Designer's view on zoning by-laws in Toronto

City by-laws are a crucial part of any qualified designer’s career and certainly any negligence towards them can result in catastrophic consequences.

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A look at the 10 tallest buildings under construction in the world

Developments in building technology and a surfeit of construction projects in Asia makes the title of tallest building more temporary than ever; none of the buildings on this list of the ten tallest in waiting are in North America.

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Insitu Contractors announces the launch of our consulting division Insitu Geoscience Consultants

With the creation of Insitu Geoscience Consultants our expertise in the field of hydrogeology will be available to Planners and Developers, Municipal and Regional Governments, Landowners, and the Consulting Industry.

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Designers float plan to cover Toronto’s CN Tower with clip-on condos

Design firm Quadrangle has come up with a new vision for the 1970’s building: to cover it in modular Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) condominiums. The wooden residential pods would cling to the outside of the tower between wind-shielding wings.

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Call for Presentations: CDBI National Design-Build Conference

The CDBI invites you to share your best ideas, implementation successes, tips, and proven project solutions by presenting at this year’s conference.

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