March 13, 2022
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Why use non-invasive architecture for CABN?

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CABN.CO uses non-invasive site development strategies based on the specific site requirements for each project. Our team of engineers assess each site and recommend the least invasive and best-suited strategy based on building specifications, building purpose and site requirements. 

Non-invasive architecture allows for increased opportunity when selecting build sites, as there is less reliance on standard construction technologies, utilities, and the availability of skilled workers. Additionally, non-invasive options are often faster to implement when compared to a concrete foundation, allowing a shorter project window. 

Our preferred non-invasive site strategy includes the use of helical and screw piles. When possible, CABN will use Helical Piles foundations. The helical piles are a non-invasive construction technique minimizing the impact on the soil, and their installations need few machines expelling carbon dioxide to the environment. The helical piles facilitate manufacturing and transportation and allow prompt installations and easy adjustments or removals.

The non-invasive construction strategy allows installations on multiple ecosystems, reduces construction costs, and it is environmentally sustainable. CABN's foundations are cheaper than concrete, and steel structures as helical piles save installation, transportation, and long-term costs. Reduced mess and reusability of screw piles make this technology quite cost-effective.

HELICAL PILES VS CONCRETE

Modern-day builders trying to implement sustainable practices have started looking for alternatives to concrete when creating foundations for their building projects. Helical pile foundation systems might be one of the best sustainable alternatives out there, and here are a few reasons why:

Machinery and Labour

Helical piles don't require specialized machinery, and a small crew can carry out the installation. Concrete foundations require specialized machinery to process, transport, pour, and level, all carried out by a large team.

Environmental Sustainability

Helical piles are very simple to manufacture and install. They are easy to transport because of their size, and they arrive ready to be installed. Concrete foundation installation leaves a considerable carbon footprint from the machinery, process, and materials required. Concrete manufacturing is one of the leading producers of greenhouse gases.

Practical and Serviceable

Due to their size and design, helical piles can be easily replaced, repaired, expanded, or removed using simple machinery and techniques. Any service or repair that a concrete foundation requires will call for the same specialized machinery and energy output that installation requires.

Recyclable

Helical piles can be removed, refurbished, and reused as a foundation at other worksites without the massive impact of the concrete carbon footprint. Concrete can be reused, but removing old concrete and processing it into reusable concrete involves massive carbon emissions from the same specialized machinery.