By now, most of us know the name of this building: the Calgary Stampede.
But that doesn’t mean the Calgary building industry has yet come up with its own concrete bunker.
As construction progresses in the city, some have been proposing the building as a concrete version of the iconic “pumpkin bunker” in the fictional film “Cabin in the Woods.”
The idea has its roots in an episode of the film, when a local business owner decides to renovate his backyard and erect a concrete slab in the form of a makeshift “cabin.”
The result is a massive concrete structure that is said to resemble the “pumped-up” concrete bunker of “The Jungle Book.”
A Canadian firm called TEC Construction, which has built a few concrete bunker prototypes, says the Calgary concrete bunker could be a viable option for future concrete structures.
Construction of the Calgary Cement Bunker (Photo: TEC) “In this case, the concrete bunker will be a modular building, which allows the building to be easily and quickly built by hand,” TEC says in a statement.
“A modular structure is the most common way to construct concrete structures that can be easily built and transported without a lot of support structures.
It has been used in the past by concrete contractors and building contractors.”
Construction on the Calgary project is expected to begin in 2019, and will be completed by 2021.
The building will be made from cement concrete, which is known for its strength and durability.
The Alberta Building Standards Authority says that a concrete concrete bunker would be considered “an acceptable building material,” and should be safe for use as a shelter.
TEC has partnered with the Alberta Building and Construction Trades Council to ensure that the concrete concrete structure meets the construction requirements of the B.C. Building Code.
Building Standards Act says that “a building shall comply with the requirements of this Act, including provisions for the use of cement concrete and that it shall be constructed of concrete or concrete mixed with other materials or with a mixture of cement and other materials.”
Construction of a concrete structure in Calgary (Photo by: TIC) Construction for a concrete building at a concrete plant in Calgary.
(Photo courtesy of TEC.)
TEC describes the concrete structure as “an excellent candidate for a modular structure.”
In the BCSC’s report on concrete bunker construction, the building and concrete bunker project was considered “high risk” due to the potential for severe structural damage.
TIC, however, says it is confident that its concrete bunker can meet the BCLS requirements.
The Calgary concrete-bunker-like structure could also be built as a temporary shelter in case of flooding.
The concrete bunker is a concept built by the Calgary cement industry.
(A concrete bunker (Photo via TEC).
(Photo photo by: M.D. Anderson) In 2016, the BCTC said that the Calgary bunker was “not considered to be a building-code compliant structure.”
The Alberta Construction Trains Council also said that its work with TEC was “a step in the right direction,” but that the building was “still very much in its early stages.”
However, the Calgary construction industry says that it is already working on the project and is “actively looking at other locations to complete our own modular structure design.”
According to a TEC press release, the company is working with Calgary-based architects Humberto Pacheco and Juan Carlos Bienfang and is working to find an architect to build the concrete-building-like concrete bunker at a cost of $250,000.
The company has secured funding from a number of public and private sources to help with the project.
In a statement, the Alberta Construction Council said it is “extremely pleased with the progress the Calgary-TEC project has made and will continue to make as we continue to expand our capabilities and meet the needs of our clients.”
A concrete concrete building (Photo provided by TEC): Calgary concrete building with concrete slab (Photo (via TEC)) In Calgary, TEC said that it expects to be able to build a concrete-built concrete bunker by 2021, with construction to start “in 2019.”
The Calgary Cements website says that the “buildings are constructed from concrete and cement to achieve an ultra-high level of durability, strength, rigidity, and strength and strength with a minimum of material and labor.”
The company says that by 2021 it will be able “build a concrete shelter at the site.”
Construction will begin in 2021 (Photo taken in 2020, courtesy of Calgary Cites).
(Photos via TIC.)
The Calgary building boom is set to continue.
Construction is set for completion of a “pumping-up concrete bunker” (Photo of Calgary Stamps, via TEX) According to The Calgary Herald, Calgary is in the process of building a “bunker” to house construction equipment at the Calgary site.
The construction site is scheduled to open in 2021