Efficient, strong, and time-saving: Adapting modular construction to Net Zero standards
July 9, 2020
To the untrained eye, a modularly constructed building looks nearly identical to one built using traditional methods, but Jeff Enns with Grandeur Housing hopes that people will take notice of the role that factory construction played in bringing the Willowview Heights Net Zero project to fruition.
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Using Net Zero tech to build better multi-unit residential buildings
June 25, 2020
The Canadian Home Builders’ Association has embarked on an exciting mission: to provide healthier homes for Canadians using the fastest and most efficient methods, including Net Zero technologies. Big Block’s Willowview Heights will be one of the first multi-unit residential buildings (MURB) qualified under the CHBA Net Zero Home Labelling Program.
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Designing the future of construction: How we used the LEEP process to design a Net Zero multi-unit residential building
June 11, 2020
Collaboration is better when you have different disciplines at the table together, and the Big Block team saw this in action through a series of design charettes we undertook as part of the Willowview Heights Net Zero project.
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Laying the foundation for a Net Zero multi-unit residential building
May 28, 2020
Our tradespeople have been busy working on laying the foundation for the Willowview Heights project. The basement crawl space has been excavated and the footings have been poured; sewer, water and storm lines are done; and we installed the ICF block that’s going to form the foundation walls.
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Saskatchewan’s first Net Zero multi-unit residential building breaks ground
May 18, 2020
Big Block Construction is leading the way to the future of energy-efficient, sustainable housing in Saskatchewan with the province’s first Net Zero multi-unit residential building.
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Cory Crossing Craning Time Lapse
March 23, 2020
Watch the craning of a modular-built 16-unit stacked townhouse building in just one minute. The 24 modules were placed in a single workday. From the Cory Crossing project in Saskatoon, SK.
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Urban Flats Craning Time Lapse
March 23, 2020
Watch the craning of a modular-built 42-unit apartment building in just one minute. The 30 modules were placed over the course of three workdays. From the Urban Flats project in Saskatoon, SK.
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Big Block nominated for CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence
March 5, 2020
Big Block Construction, Innovative Residential, and Grandeur Housing are thrilled to be finalists for the 2020 Canadian Home Builders’ Association National Awards for Housing Excellence!
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a construction revolution
Old-school ways of building are broken
Traditional construction methods are resource-heavy and inefficient, so we decided to change that.
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