About Us

DC International is a Canadian enterprise that designs, develops and markets techniques for the prefabrication of buildings.

Our Mission

DC International is a Canadian enterprise that designs, develops and markets techniques for the prefabrication of buildings and tanks.

As an export company, our main objective is to sell our products and manufacturing licenses into the following sub-markets:

  • Low-cost housing
  • Custom-design buildings
  • Insulated housing
  • Resort housing and lodges
  • Small and medium sized commercial buildings
  • Government buildings, schools, clinics
  • Multi-unit apartments
  • Anti-hurricane and anti-seismic shelters
  • Hunting and fishing camps
  • Retaining walls
  • Reinforced concrete tanks: rectangular, square, octogonal or circular
  • Industrial and agricultural buildings

DC Technologies can be used for the construction of high quality, low-cost prefabricated buildings, and water tanks as well as for structures that are built on specifications. The durability of our buildings systems, combined with the high speed of construction, make DC Products ideal for many parts of the developing world, as well as for developed nations.

DC buildings are able to withstand the rigors of the coldest winter to the hottest sun, earthquakes, fire and floods, as well as other damaging agents such as high winds and infestations. They are maintenance free and do not rot or rust.

The installation needs unskilled manpower and each step can be easily carried out with minimum supervision. Construction requires standard tools widely available and easy to handle.

DC products are lightweight and stackable. When shipped they take up little space, which is particularly important in reducing transportation costs.

Finally, our strategic partnerships with important manufacturers of components allow us to tap into their expertise, their volume discounts and quality of manufacturing they have come to develop over the years. This means an excellent value for money for our clients.

Developed Technologies

DC Technologies can be used for the construction of high quality, low-cost prefabricated buildings, and water tanks as well as for structures that are built on specifications. The durability of our buildings systems, combined with the high speed of construction, make DC Products ideal for many parts of the developing world, as well as for developed nations.

DC buildings are able to withstand the rigors of the coldest winter to the hottest sun, earthquakes, fire and floods, as well as other damaging agents such as high winds and infestations. They are maintenance free and do not rot or rust.

The installation needs unskilled manpower and each step can be easily carried out with minimum supervision. Construction requires standard tools widely available and easy to handle.

DC products are lightweight and stackable. When shipped they take up little space, which is particularly important in reducing transportation costs. Finally, our strategic partnerships with important manufacturers of components allow us to tap into their expertise, their volume discounts and quality of manufacturing they have come to develop over the years. This means an excellent value for money for our clients.

Timeline

In the early 90’s, the President of DC International, Mr. Bernard McNamara began taking a particular interest in low-cost housing further to his participation in trade missions abroad. As a personal and also professional challenge, he decided to design different building systems of low cost and easy to build for developing countries.

In 1995 he founded Digigraph Systems to commercialize his new construction techniques and worked in collaboration with the Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec (CRIQ) and the National Research Council Canada (NRC) to test his first building system.

Bernard McNamara, Architect, PA LEED
President and CEO
DC INTERNATIONAL

2013

Design and development of DC NORDIC and DC MODULE technologies for the manufacturing and the construction of prefabricated housing projects in remote areas.

2007

DC INTERNATIONAL’s Industrial Department adapted one of its technologies for the realization of reinforced concrete DC TANK. This permanent forming system allows the construction of tanks of any size and walls thickness.

2005

Design and development of the self-construction anti-hurricane and storage buildings DC SHELTER (patented).

2004

The Digigraph Building System is also known under the name of DC BUILDING SYSTEM (patented).Design and development of the DC FORM System (patented ), which utilizes injected plastic reusable formwork to build concrete slabs and walls fast and accurately.

2003

Bernard McNamara restructured his activities and founded DC International in order to offer a wider range of world-class state-of-the-art products, construction techniques, and professional services.

2001

Design and development of an alternative building system, now known as DC INSULATED SYSTEM, which utilizes extruded plastic profiles as well as moulded/expanded plastic (rigid) foam panel components to replace the exterior walls of homes and buildings in places where a superior thermal insulation is required or desirable.

1997

Digigraph Systems offered a building system, comprised of PVC profiles made from recycled plastic, which can be assembled on site into any desired design and use as a form for the construction of concrete buildings.

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