High-rise buildings are our skylines. They give our cities character. They are landmarks. And they are often multifunctional.
Contact a High Rise Segment Manager
Lafarge high rise managers are ready to help solve your problems, give quotes and answer questions.
High-rise buildings are complex to design and can be tough to build. There is pressure to enhance aesthetics, to achieve energy efficiency goals, to build faster, higher and better.
Although in many cases hidden by their glass coverings, concrete is used throughout the structure of these cloud dwellers and makes up the majority of their mass. That means the concrete needs to provide the structural capabilities to bear the immense load that comes with vertical heights. All the while, the walls and columns must use space as efficiently as possible.
The building must also provide all-around energy efficiency: in the placement of concrete during the construction phase, right through to storing and distribution of the heating or cooling across the many floors. And it must stand up against the years of wear and tear that come with the severe wind when holding such high positions in the city.
Structural columns. Slabs. Beams. Facades. Foundations. Floor decks. We can provide the design spec assistance, systems, materials and expertise to make them all work better.
Our pavement solutions also supply concrete and aggregates for hardscaping, parking areas and access roads. We even have pervious pavement technologies for stormwater management.
Because better high-rise buildings build better cities.
Four Season Residence
To be able to accommodate high end floor finishes in the Four Season Condominiums in the luxurious Yorkville area Agilia Screed FINA and Screed Topping were selected to provide the precisely level floors.
The Four Seasons Raft Slab Project
Agilia was used at the Four Seasons Hotel and private residences in the largest self-consolidating pour in North America. It provided cost effective results in a shorter time with a higher degree of safety.
Review & outlook 2012-2015
Employees, sales, shareholders, stock price: review in figures the year 2012 at Lafarge and discover the targets and actions of our strategic plan for 2012-2015, in terms of performance and innovation, which contribute to better cities.
Lafarge has embarked on a new program designed to provide a superior Architectural Concrete System that will simplify the ability to create a vision and achieve a consistent reality of the design.
Chronolia concrete technology enables easy placement and high early strength gain. Chronolia responds to the needs of contractors and designers by allowing them to speed up a project schedule and save money.
Contempra Hand Out
Your next concrete project can contribute to the equivalent of taking 13,846 cars off the road... in Ontario alone.
Chronolia Data Sheet
Chronolia concrete uses advanced technology allowing for easier placement than that of conventional concrete.