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Movember Movement: Don’t be macho!

November 4, 2019 11:28 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In 2003 a couple of mates in Australia had an idea to bring back the once fashionable mustache – think Burt Reynolds photo shoot circa 1972.  That year they didn’t raise any money but they were so inspired by the conversation they decided to make it a fundraiser for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA). At the time, that first Movember check was the largest single donation the PCFA had ever received. That was the start of Movember Foundation which in the last nine years has raised over $446 million dollars for prostate research and cancer awareness programs. In 2007, Movember officially launches in Canada in partnership with Prostate Cancer Canada, along with other participating countries. Ryan Mathwig joins the Mo Bro’s and forms the Concrete Dusters Fraserway... View Article


Exposed aggregate stair treads to improve the value of your home

April 30, 2018 11:23 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Spring has finally sprung in Metro Vancouver and it’s time to take stock of spring maintenance and home improvement projects. Keeping your property in good repair and adding incremental improvements will reduce long term wear and tear costs and improve the value of your home or property. Exposed aggregate stair treads add aesthetics and are easy to maintain. Teaming up with Caliber Projects to provide precast stair treads for At The Links Fraserway Precast Ltd (FWP) is currently working with Caliber Projects on At The Links community development of 55 distinguished townhouses, located in Surrey, BC next to Guilford Golf & Country Club. The community is set amid native landscapes and FWP has provided an exposed aggregate stair tread that fits perfectly with the warmth of the natural... View Article


Concrete vaults & manholes used for dark fibre installation in Vancouver

November 15, 2016 11:20 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The digital demands of most business’ and homes are growing exponentially. The corporate world is looking for major bandwidth, speed and security. Residential users want to be able to stream 2-4 movies at any given time. Fraserway PreKast Ltd. (FWP) has been working with Optic Zoo for the last two years to bring dark fibre optic services to Vancouver. Mike Savage, Technical Sales Representative at FWP explains, “Optic Zoo has been growing their customer base at a tremendous rate, and with our local precast manufacturing facility we are able to meet the demands for their underground infrastructure by supplying concrete vaults and manholes for the dark fibre network. The manufacturing facility’s quality management system is designed to meet ISO 9001:2008 standards, we are able to produce a concrete product... View Article


Concrete is Sustainable – Grey is the New Green

February 22, 2016 11:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

We have a slogan in the Fraserway PreKast office that says, “Grey is the new Green”. We often get the question, “How is concrete green?” Often people interchange the words “cement” and “concrete”. But Portland cement is only one of the ingredients that make up concrete. Because cement gets quite a bad rap, it is often thought that concrete is not a green building material. But the end product of the manufacture of concrete presents a very green building alternative. Concrete is sustainable and green because it is long-lasting, sustainable, energy efficient, versatile and helps achieve LEED certification. Concrete is very durable and is resistant to heating and thawing; it is water and wind resistant and can’t be damaged or destroyed by bugs and... View Article


Lite Access Technologies for fibre optic networks installation

October 23, 2015 11:09 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Fraserway Prekast is once again partnering with some of the most innovative companies to complete The Township of Langley’s Municipal Fibre Optic Network Extension. This project utilizes Lite Access Technologies proprietary micro-trench and air blown fibre optic technologies. The Township of Langley is proactively building a cost-effect and future-proof fibre connectivity infrastructure solution. This project is a 9.65 km network that connects the Township’s civic facilities to its operations centre, operations building and the RCMP station. Communication vaults connect vital communications centres Fraserway Prekast is supplying DSG Communications – an approved installer of Lite Access – with 1.2m communication vaults with galvanized steel doors stamped with Fibre Optic and 5686 service boxes. The vaults and service boxes will create the hubs needed to install over 9 km of fibre... View Article


Fraserway Prekast provides precast traffic control products for Tsawwassen Commons

July 21, 2015 10:39 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

There is a lot of buzz about the opening of the new McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Mall.  The opening weekend saw over 160,000 people visit this large retail space. This massive retail destination boasts over 240,000 SF of shopping.  But just a bit further south is a colossal project in the works called Tsawwassen Commons. It is a massive 550,000 SF retail development that will service the affluent areas of Tsawwassen, Ladner, South Delta, North Delta and South Richmond. Site preparation is well under way. Construction will begin in September of 2015, with a completion date of the fall of 2016. Safe lighting starts with precast concrete This mini-city is being built under the direction of the general contractor Ledcor. Fraserway Prekast Ltd. is very excited to work with Crown Contracting,... View Article


New CSA Requirements for Precast Concrete

July 15, 2015 10:36 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Fraserway Prekast is pleased to announce that we recently received our Enhanced CSA Precast Concrete Certification as required by The Canadian Standards Association (CSA). “Under the CSA requirements, more stringent rules were announced with a compliance deadline of September 15, 2015, reports Mike Savage, Quality Control Manager. “We completed our compliance audit well ahead of schedule and were awarded our updated certification.” Fraserway precast concrete quality certified The new regulations announced in 2014 update includes: Additional categories regarding the classifications of precast concrete; Document control; Quality control assessments and evaluations; CSA authenticity markings; Appointments of key personnel and professional engineers. The CSA Group works to help create safer and more sustainable precast concrete products, that are safe and perform as required. The organization works on... View Article


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Mike Savage, QC Manager Precast Concrete – Fraserway PreKast Ltd.

March 27, 2014 10:29 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Mike Savage has been a member of the Fraserway Prekast team since January 2010. When Mike first arrived at our precast concrete operation he began working on developing a precast concrete product offering that would be tailored to the specific commercial, civil and waste management market segments that our  products are constructed for in British Columbia. Over the last four years Mike has continually developed his depth of knowledge and took on responsibility for precast sales, product design, and business development. In 2013 Fraserway Prekast Ltd. decided to pursue certification by The CSA Group to CSA A23.4 Structural Non Pre-Stressed and Mike then added the role of Quality Manager to his responsibilities. CSA Certified Precast Concrete “Having an ISO based quality management system controlling how you produce... View Article