Living Shangri-La

Project Type
Concrete
Company
Lehigh Cement
Ocean Concrete

Vancouver BC
Canada

Date Completed
January 2007

PROJECT FACTS

Opened: 2008

Height: 659 feet

Floors: 62

Concrete Volume: 47,000 cubic meters

Specialty Products: Tempo High-Early Age Strength Concrete, High-Flow®

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The Living Shangri-La Vancouver, a mixed-use skyscraper, is the tallest building on the Vancouver skyline at 201 metres. It houses a five-star hotel, spa, offices, and condominium apartments. The building incorporates energy-conscious features and sustainable design approaches.

UNIQUE FACTS:

Challenge

  • Leading technical expertise to manage one of the most complex and technically challenging buildings ever constructed in Vancouver.
    • Required high strength concrete, 70 MPa
    • 200 metre vertical pump and placing boom
    • 3,400 cubic meter continuous core footing pour
  • Sustainable building materials to enable LEED Silver Certification
  • Manage the supply, logistics, and schedule of a large-scale, complex pour

Solution

  • Forty-nine (49) concrete mix designs were used and delivered to meet project requirements
  • Ocean Concrete designed a specialty concrete suitable to be pumped 200 metres vertically
  • Ocean Concrete’s fleet delivered more than 47,000 m3 of concrete, including over 8,000 m3 with a specified strength of 70 MPa to help keep the project on schedule

Results

  • Ocean’s Tempo High-Early Age Strength Concrete and High-Flow®, a proprietary self-consolidating concrete, provided the high-end quality required to achieve the tolerances demanded for this sophisticated architecture
  • Concrete post-industrial recycled content was calculated at 64%, as per LEED Canada NCv1.0