Residential housing development presents special challenges to developers and suppliers of site services.

Site preparation, planning for placement of utilities, landscaping ambitions, land-use constraints, environmental thoughtfulness, and smart user-friendly building designs are all considered in the Terre Armée approach.

Planning and development

Terre Armée’s involvement in planning and developing residential housing projects begin with idealizing and preparing designs that answer to the developer’s vision and the occupants’ need for a sustainable living environment.

As engineers and material suppliers working for planning agencies, engineers, developers and builders, Terre Armée experts draw from their expertise in developing massive outlying urban infrastructure projects to develop localized “green” and friendly residential solutions. We have expertise at planning and design, and arranging the supply of building materials for “ground-up” works with:

Low-impact approach

Terre Armée is keen on developing plans that are low-impact to the resident’s surroundings. We operate in awareness that residential development projects are sensitive. When there is lack of available working space in residential communities, then in comparison to other techniques, Reinforced Earth® MSE and derivatives require a minimal footprint to install, they are unobtrusive, and therefore make the integration of our solutions in residential environments simpler and less invasive during installation.

The Terralink® solution is an alternative retaining wall solution used when constraining conditions limit the amount of space and clearances available to construct new structures in proximity of existing structures and utilities. By way of Terre Armée design, the minimization of excavation and backfill material make this technique both tolerable and economical.

Ergonomics and beautification

The Terre Armée companies are driven to offer limitless aesthetics possibilities. Beautification and sustainability of your surroundings are at the center of our residential design approach.

Around the world, our teams are used to work closely with architects and town and city planners to design tailored solutions that meet the most exacting architectural, “green”, and environmental demands.


Site adaptability

Site adaptability

Our solutions offer high adaptability allowing for construction on terrains presenting challenging geotechnical and topographical characteristrics.

Endless aesthetic possibilities

Endless aesthetic possibilities

Reinforced Earth® wall facings can be their own work of art. Designed to blend into the environment or to be an attraction of their own, our panels offer endless aesthetic possibilities. In direct collaboration with the artist or architect to incorporate a customized design into the retaining wall.

Lower land use and site impact

Lower land use and site impact

Reinforced Earth® structures require lower land use and site impact during construction, which is a great advantage where construction projects need to accommodate existing infrastructure and the need to accommodate busy urban areas.

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