At a recent meeting in Nassau, Bahamas, (pictured above left to right) the Hon. David Pratt, P.C. joined Canadian High Commissioner, Laurie Peters, Bahamas Tourism Minister, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar and Chris Calvin of LWCS at the Bahamas Business Outlook 2020 meeting. This was followed by the Canada-Bahamas Reconstruction and Resiliency Business Forum where Canadian companies met with Bahamian government officials and business leaders to discuss how Canada can help rebuild parts of the Bahamas devastated by Hurricane Dorian last September.
There was tremendous interest in Chris Calvin’s technology. Chris has developed highly innovative lightweight concrete, shotcrete and grout mix designs. Chris’s technology is:
- Achieves design strength in seven days or less
- Cleaner and greener – reducing CO2 emissions in excess of 25%
- Highly resistant to humidity and mold
- Patented and tested to CSA and ASTM standards
The government and people of the Bahamas understand that they will have to build better, stronger and smarter to withstand future weather events. Talks have begun with LWCS and local partners who are interested in more advanced building technology. LWCS will very likely contribute to realizing the important “resilience objectives” the Bahamas has set for itself in the process of reconstruction.