STEEL IS ONE OF THE MOST SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS IN THE WORLD. IT CAN BE RECYCLED CONTINUOUSLY WITHOUT LOSING QUALITY.
CEMENT IS PRODUCED BY A CHEMICAL PROCESS WHICH REQUIRES TEMPERATURES OF APPROXIMATELY 1450°C, WHICH IS ABOUT A ¼ OF THE SURFACE TEMPERATURE OF THE SUN
TREES ABSORB CARBON DIOXIDE. WOOD PRODUCTS CONTINUE TO STORE CARBON FOR AS LONG AS THEY EXIST. IN FACT, ONE-HALF THE WEIGHT OF WOOD IS CARBON.
Prior to starting Tignum, founder Jacob Kachuba worked extensively in the industrial sector. Working with clients such as Lafarge-Holcim and Iberdrola, he participated in large-scale projects around the world.
Slipforming relies on the quick-setting properties of concrete, and requires a balance between the quick-setting capacity and the workability of the concrete. Slipforming construction was used in the building of the CN Tower.
Biomass is a renewable energy source not only because its energy comes from the sun, but also because biomass can regrow over a relatively short period of time. Wood waste from the various wood manufacturing industries is often used as the fuel source.