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Published on May 20, 2013
http://fab-form.com/helix/valkyries+h... RDC Fine Homes Ltd. recently poured BC's first foundation reinforced with Helix® micro rebar in the footing and stem wall. RDC, located in Whistler BC, specializes in custom homes and energy efficient 'Built Green®' technology.
The project, 'The Valkyries', located in Squamish, BC, consists of four, three story, three bedroom townhomes. The developer, Mario Gomes, is building to the 'Built Green® GOLD' standard with a minimum EnerGuide rating of 80.
Project Structural Engineer, Ken Louie, RKTG Associates Limited, Vancouver BC, determined that Helix®provided equivalent structural performance to conventional steel reinforcing while lowering the embodied energy by 30%.