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Brentwood Gate

Burnaby,

Owner:

Ledingham McAllister Properties Ltd

Engineer:

GeoPacific Consultants, Ltd.

Contractor:

Gemelli Stonework, Inc.

Installation:

August 2009

At Brentwood Gate, a new master-planned community in suburban Vancouver, nature-inspired landscaping and architectural beauty were high priorities. To keep these priorities in mind, the team decided to use a large retaining wall and innovative engineering to create a striking façade to fit into the surroundings.

Keystone’s 133Elite™ was used because of its efficiency, natural looks and design for large-wall applications. With a 8-in. x 24-in. face dimension, the same effort that creates one-square-foot of wall area with other wall systems produces 1.33 square feet of wall area with the Keystone 133Elite. This provided a larger-scale look that aesthetically matched the larger wall look and feel of the project, and reduced the number of units required to complete the job.

Keystone 133Elite also provides a 33 percent reduction in the number of pins required and the mid-range weight of each block is 95 pounds, allowing for it to be installed by one person. This maximizes man-hours and increases installation speed.

Due to its inventive engineering, the project received the Gold Award in 2009 from the VRCA (Vancouver Regional Construction Association) awards program in the Supplier/Manufacturer category. Brentwood Gate has also been recognized by the BC Association of Professional Engineers and Geo Scientists and has made the 2008/2009 recognized projects list.

Technical Description:

  • Product:
  • Keystone 133 Elite™
  • Retaining Wall System
  • 30,000 sf

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