Choosing the right construction methods and materials can save millions in the long run
Tilt-up construction can save building owners more money than you may think. Studies show that the total cost to construct a building is between 5 and 10% of the actual amount paid to own and operate it. That means if you’re spending $1,000,000 on your new building’s construction, the cost when factoring in other long-term expenses such as maintenance and operating costs can be as high as $10,000,000.
Tilt-up construction allows for cost-conscious builders and owners to create an exceptional building at a better price while also tackling the elephant in the room – the massive costs required to operate the building and the large sums that can be saved over the long term.
Enjoy Immediate Savings
The costs to complete the construction of a tilt-up building can be less than conventional methods. This is due to:
- More ground-level work which results in no scaffolding and smaller crews
- Can be completed faster than conventional methods
- Reduced transportation costs
- Can utilize lower-skilled labour
- Less dependency on manufactured parts
Let’s take a look at some actual numbers:
Cost Comparison on Commercial Development
Cost Comparison on Schools
Enjoy Long-Term Savings
Tilt-up construction can lead to significant savings in the long term – where 90% of a building’s costs actually lie. Looking at these savings is crucial in determining your construction method of choice:
- Large well-insulated wall panels reduce the need for heating and cooling
- Fewer air-gaps, and no thermal bridges in walls
- Reduced cleaning required
- Stronger load-bearing material, so less prone to damage
- Maintains its appearance
- Concrete walls resist moisture better than conventional methods
- Easy to repaint if a new colour is desired
Total energy costs can be cut by up to 35%. Here is a comparison of two new tilt-up construction projects and two using conventional designs.
A Tilt-Up Building Can Result in Huge Savings Today and Tomorrow
As you can see by looking at the information above, you can achieve a lower price with tilt-up construction, but the true savings comes when you factor in the long-term occupancy and maintenance costs.
Whether you’re an owner or an architect, think of tomorrow when you’re deciding on a building today. Ensure you’re considering the long-term cost efficiencies while also keeping your construction costs to a minimum.
Take the Next Step
Learn more about the upfront and long-term cost savings of tilt-up construction by contacting Tilt Wall – explore TiltWall.ca or call 519-602-2990. A friendly and helpful tilt-up expert will be happy to speak with you about short- and long-term cost savings.