Solving the Affordable Housing Crisis With Tilt-Up Construction

Belleville’s Home for Good project transformed how Ontario should respond to our housing crisis.

One of the most important challenges Ontario is facing is the need to quickly build more affordable housing. Although we could write many articles on just the crisis itself, we are here to discuss a method of construction that can lower the cost of new building construction, and thus more quickly address the problem.

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Tilt Wall’s Len Overbeek Ranked One of the World’s Top 50 Most Influential Tilt-Up Professionals

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) has announced its inaugural ranking of tilt-up construction professionals, naming Tilt Wall co-founder Len Overbeek in its exclusive list.

This listing by the TCA affirms the experience of industry professionals dedicated to steering the tilt-up construction industry forward into the future. Individuals were scored based on factors such as leadership, certification status, industry engagement and professional credentials.

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Tilt-Up Construction Is It Your Best Alternative to Precast

Tilt-Up Construction: Is It Your Best Alternative to Precast?

Precast concrete construction is well known in the industry, but tilt-up concrete construction is the breakout method for constructing buildings of tomorrow.

Forward-thinking developers foresee tomorrow’s needs, and are continuing to create buildings faster, better and more affordably using earth’s most versatile construction material: concrete. Whether concrete is cast on site or precast in production facilities, no other building material offers the benefits of concrete.

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Off-Grid Living: A Concrete Home Built Using Tilt-Up Construction

Brining Dreams to Reality, When No One Else Would! How Tilt Wall Brought One Family’s Vision to Life

Everyone has a vision in their head of what a dream home would and should be. The Vella’s dream home included life-style changes as well. They wanted to live more sustainable; environmentally as well as financially. Having a home that was “off the grid” and could offer energy efficiency, cumulating into monthly savings on essential services, was part of their dream design. Here’s how Tilt Wall stepped up, when other companies literally outpriced themselves to avoid the project, and became partners with the Vella’s to build their dreams into reality.

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How much does a tilt-up building cost

How Much Does a Tilt-Up Building Cost?

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.

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The New Trend for Multi-Storey Buildings With Tilt-Up Construction

The Sky’s the Limit for Tilt-Up Construction

Tilt-up construction has been used for everything from homes and single-storey businesses to expansive industrial distribution centres and big-box retail stores. Now the sky really is the limit on what tilt-up can do as engineers and architects are improving their understanding of tilt-up’s ability to not only go wider, but higher, than ever before.

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Masonry vs. Tilt-Up Construction

Building Systems Compared: Masonry vs. Tilt-Up Construction

When it comes to two trusted construction methods, which is right for your project?

There are many options when it comes to building a structure – masonry and tilt-up construction are two of the most common. Masonry is quite popular, and it has been around for centuries, dating all the way back to the 4th millennium. Tilt-up has been around for more than 100 years and is growing in popularity each year. When comparing tilt-up vs. masonry, which one is right for your project?

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Tilt-Up Construction for Residential Buildings

Construction method is faster, more cost-effective, and more sustainable than processes involving wood, ICF, and steel

There are countless ways to design and build a home, but most projects have a few things in common. Homeowners want their house to be durable and safe, affordable, environmentally friendly, and built in a reasonable amount of time. Tilt-up construction checks all of these boxes and more.

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Building Systems Compared – Wood Construction vs. Tilt-Up Construction

Tilt-up has more benefits when it comes to cost, durability, project timeframes and architectural versatility

Wood construction has been popular for centuries – research shows that timber homes were first built over 3,000 years ago. Thus, because of its history, wood construction is still trusted today. In contrast, tilt-up construction was developed around 1905 and has had less time to build an equally strong reputation. One might assume that wood construction is the best option because it has been around the longest. However, a comparison of tilt-up vs. wood reveals that tilt-up is actually the most effective choice.

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Tilt-Up for Hospitality Buildings: A Case Study of the Muskoka Bay Resort Expansion

New five-story condominium requires 381 panels, 13.4 million pounds of concrete, and one of Ontario’s largest cranes

In 2020, the Muskoka Bay Resort in Gravenhurst, ON will finish its latest expansion and open its new multi-unit condominium to the public. Already known for its private residences and its championship 18-hole golf course, the resort’s newest addition will further boost its luxurious offerings.

The condominium project was a massive undertaking that demonstrated Tilt Wall’s ability to deliver durable, safe and visually striking buildings, regardless of the circumstances.

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