A total of 2,336 prefabricated units were delivered to the site, weighing 7,400 tonnes. The exterior facade contained 3,400 square meters of architectural prefabricated reinforced concrete. The internal load-bearing walls consisted of 7,450 square meters of unstructured gray concrete. Internal load-bearing walls had concrete strengths of up to 60 MPa, while 45 MPa were required for the facade.
This project marks a turning point in the era of precast concrete in Quebec due to the construction of an 18-storey high building, more than 55 meters, 100% precast concrete for all structural elements, staircases and bearings as well as exterior cladding panels for anything above the ground floor level.
Beams and multiform columns, "H" load-bearing frames, shear walls, external panels in, punched and solid, some insulated (sandwiches), hollo-cored slabs, stairs and landings, are the main elements out of Schokbeton factories and Saramac for the realization of this flagship project. These elements were built prior to excavation work and foundations, simultaneously in our 2 factories, and then erected in a short period of time. This manufacturing process allowed the design and construction to overlap, which reduced the delivery cycle.