The Erickson

Project Type
Concrete
Company
Lehigh Cement
Ocean Concrete

Waterfront in False Creek in Downtown Vancouver BC
Canada

Date Completed
January 2009

PROJECT FACTS

Height: 200 feet

Floors: 21

Concrete Volume: 15,000 cubic meters

Specialty Products: Tempo High-Early Age Strength ConcreteHigh-Flow® and WaterGuard

Project Overview: A building that bears its legendary designer’s name, The Erickson is located on the waterfront of False Creek in Downtown Vancouver. Connected by a series of battered and angled concrete columns, the design incorporates concrete slabs that twist as the building rises.

UNIQUE FACTS

Challenge

  • Ensure neighbouring False Creek did not penetrate the perimeter walls of the underground parking structure
  • Unique, high end “Arthur Erickson Design” challenges such as requiring perfect flatness for high end finishes
  • Standard topographical and natural element challenges with waterfront and seawater construction projects
  • Meet all of the design and construction challenges in a cold weather environment

Solution

  • The underground parking structure used more than 1,280 m3 of Ocean Concrete’s WaterGuard concrete with Kryton’s K.I.M. waterproofing admixture
  • More than 1,200 cubic metres of our proprietary self-consolidation High-Flow® slab concrete was placed in the tower slabs to achieve the flatness required for high-end flooring
  • Tempo High-Early Age Strength Concrete for optimal cold weather scheduling

Results

  • The construction of this high-end residential tower surpassed the highest expectations of quality and craftsmanship set by Arthur Erickson’s design team
  • The construction of this high-end residential tower surpassed the highest expectations of quality and craftsmanship set by Arthur Erickson’s design team
  • 1,250 m3 of Tempo High-Early Age Strength Concrete was used to maintain the winter construction schedule