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Eco Engineering & Development Ltd. is in the business of developing and promoting the use of sustainable building materials and lowering costs of construction in Alberta. We differentiate ourselves through the development of products containing 50% or more of waste materials.

The 50%+ Factor

We have demonstrated that the use of high volumes of waste materials, such as fly ash, in construction materials like ready-mixed concrete results in: (a) from 10-20% lower costs when compared to traditional types of concrete products; (b) quality engineering performance that meets building-code requirements; (c) ease of construction, reflected in lower labor costs; (d) a sustainable, green product that results in the use of less Portland cement and increased carbon credits.


A Superior Self-Compacting Concrete for Insulated Concrete Forms

EcoA is a low-cost self-compacting concrete that is designed for the cavity of ICF foundation and  upper-storey walls in residential and light-commercial buildings. Seventy percent (70%) of the binder in EcoA consists of Alberta fly ash. EcoA contains from 60 to 80 kg less Portland cement / m3 of concrete than a typical traditional wall-concrete mix design. Performance features of EcoA in ICF forms are:

  • 10 – 20% lower materials cost of concrete when compared to a traditional wall-mix.
  • Reduced labor and placement costs; EcoA is self-compacting and flowing.
  • Insignificant segregation of concrete and no voids within ICF forms.
  • Superior strengths at 7 and 28 days compared to typical upper-range and lower-range traditional wall mixes (see graph).
  • Early age (3 day) strength is satisfactory for regular construction and backfill scheduling.
  • Shrinkage of EcoA in ICF forms is virtually non-existent; concrete remains uncracked and thus more water-resistant.
  • EcoA cement passes CSA standard sulphate resistance tests at 6 months and 1 year.
  • EcoA concrete is proven in the field for residential construction.
  • Green-built construction: large quantities of waste materials and less cement are used.
  • Lower cost and extended season for winter-concreting.
  • Superior insulation and reduced life-cycle costs of the ICF-concrete composite construction.