We are one week away from installing our most challenging and complex UHPC project to date. ECOSOMO by Matthew Soules has proved to be a serious undertaking. It features extremely complex geometry, cantilevered pieces, ornate texture and a massive installation process. There is a total of 50 ductal precast units installed in 6 different... Read More
The ductal casting is complete for the Trapp + Holbrook facade restoration. Szolyd created 43 custom molds and cast a total of 90 ductal pieces in less than 4 months. We were brought into the project only a couple months prior to pieces being needed for the building. The timeline was critical and Szolyd ended... Read More
Szolyd is please to announce our partnership with Landscape Furnishings, a new brand featuring British Columbian made site furnishings. Landscape Furnishings is a collective of designers and manufacturers coming together to provide durable outdoor products including: bollards benches planters / containers fire features litter receptacles outdoor furniture The following designers and manufacturers are also... Read More
The UHPC molds are finished and Szolyd is about to go into full production of white ductal precast benches and litter bins for the Quarters project in Edmonton AB. The Ipe wood decking, unistrut, feet levellers, LED lighting and all other details have been taken care of…….. LET THE CASTING BEGIN
And we have yet another update for SFU. The complexity of this project can not be understated. The Szolyd team is pushing the boundaries when considering the complicated texture, cantilevered form, and sophisicated geometry of these pieces. Four of the six modular components have been cast, here is a fun little time lapse video of... Read More
Szolyd has completed the final touches on the UHPC art piece, “Substation Pavilion” for the Meccanica development by Cressey. Designed by Cedric Bomford, the Szolyd team collaborated early in the design stage to help work out the constructibility details. Lafarge’s Ductal concrete was the obvious choice to create thin modular panels that made for an... Read More
A recently completed project showcases how modern technology can quickly bring a project to life. Szolyd was asked to fabricate a mold of a lions head and cast it in white ductal concrete.
Here are a few updated pictures of the ECOSOMO ductal art project to be installed at SFU. These shapes are truly pushing the Szolyd team. The complexity of the shape and texture envisioned by the Soules team, are driving new techniques in mold building for these ductal components. 1/2 way through the project we decided to switch... Read More
Aug12/14 Quarters update The ductal hardscape furniture is progressing for the Quarters project located in Edmonton, AB. Method Innovates has completed the milling of the positives and Szolyd is almost into the mold building portion of contract. the city of Edmonton specified ductal for it’s durability in harsh climates with big temperature fluctuations. ∂ ... Read More
Ductal concrete tree grates don’t rust, need powder coating, are freeze thaw proof, and can be perforated for aesthetic qualities.