Toronto District Christian High School – Woodbridge, Ontario – 2019

Toronto District Christian High School - Woodbridge, Ontario - 2019

Project Details

Building Use: Additional classrooms, auditorium, and new atrium/front lobby
Building Location: 377 Woodbridge Ave, Woodbridge ON
Project size in sq. ft.: 11,415 sq. ft.
Total panels in sq. ft.: 16,436 sq. ft.
Total insulated panels in sq. ft.: 10,368 sq. ft.
Total non-insulated panels in sq. ft.: 6068 sq. ft.
Heaviest panel in lbs.: 119,000 lbs.
Widest panel in ft.: 39’ 5”
Tallest panel in ft.: 31’ 5-3/4”

Description

Construction on Toronto District Christian High School started June 6, when the casting slab was poured. Panel construction began July 23, and the final panel was lifted into place on October 30.

The project showed the architectural versatility of tilt-up construction. Toronto District Christian High School was an existing structure but needed to expand to accommodate the demands of its growing student body. This included adding new classrooms and auditorium space, and also revamping the front lobby.

Construction happened in two different phases, mainly to work around the space constraints of the site and to accommodate the fact that some parts of the building had two storeys while others only had one.

A unique reveal pattern was achieved by placing over 6,000 linear feet of individual reveal strips into the building’s new panels. This happened prior to pouring.

The building is still under construction; however, interior finishes and mechanical work are being completed alongside the exterior work and site services.

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Tilt-Up Construction University of Guelph Ontario - Tilt Wall Ontario

University of Guelph Addition – Guelph, Ontario – 2017

Tilt-Up Construction University of Guelph Ontario - Tilt Wall Ontario

Project Details

Project: Bio-products Discovery and Development Center
Location: University of Guelph, Ontario
Year built: 2017
Owner: University of Guelph
Architect: WalterFedy
Engineer of Record: 
WalterFedy
General Contractor:
AEC Developments
Building size: 
5,393 square feet of addition to existing building
Building use: 
Research Facility
Square footage of insulated panels:
6,976
Square footage of non-insulated panels: 
2,438
Number of panels: 
24
Heaviest panel:
 61,500 lbs
Tallest panel:
 20’-3”
Widest panel:
 28’-8”
Largest panel:
657 square feet
Exterior finish: 
integral colored concrete

Description

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Grace Christian School Tilt-Up Construction - Tilt Wall Ontario

Grace Christian School – Dundas, Ontario – 2017

Grace Christian School Dundas, Ontario - Tiltwall Ontario

Description

Tilt-up was chosen for this project because as a private school funded by donations every dollar counts! Tilt-up offers a savings of approximately 15% over traditional construction methods when it comes to schools. Long term savings was also a factor as tilt-up will save approximately 30% per year on energy consumption. Thin brick was used on part of the exterior to give the school a traditional feel, while stained concrete was used to in other places to give it a progressive feel. Working with a volunteer construction management on this project did pose challenges but the simplicity of the tilt-up method overcame these quite easily.

Project Details

Project: Grace Christian School
Location: Dundas, Ontario
Year built: 2016-2017
Owner: The Canadian Reformed Society of Flamborough
Architect: OCA
Engineer of Record: Strudet Inc.
General Contractor: The Canadian Reformed Society of Flamborough
Building Size: 35,176 square feet
Building Use: Elementary school
Square footage of insulated panels: 20,355 square feet
Square footage of non-insulated panels: 17,704 square feet
Number of Panels: 116
Heaviest Panel: 77.6 kips
Tallest Panel: 27’-9”
Largest Panel: 864 square feet
Exterior Finish: Brick and stain

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Cite Jeunesse Addition CFB - Trenton, Ontario

Cite Jeunesse Addition CFB – Trenton, Ontario – 2014

Cite Jeunesse Addition CFB - Trenton, Ontario

Description

This project involved an addition to an existing tilt-up school. This addition comprised a daycare which required lots of natural light. Cantilevered panels were used in the corners to create large openings. The exterior finish of the building used thin brick to match the existing and stained concrete to give the addition its own unique look. Panels on this school were designed with future consideration of a second storey addition.

Project Details

Project: Cite Jeunesse Addition- Trenton
Location: CFB Trenton, Ontario
Year built: 2014
Owner: Conseil des ecoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario
Architect: Rubin & Rotman Associes
Engineer of Record: WSP
General Contractor: Frecon Construction Limited
Building size: 7,115 sq ft
Building use: day care addition to school
Square footage of insulated panels: 7,216 sq ft
Square footage of non-insulated panels: 3,197 sq ft
Number of panels: 33
Heaviest panel: 63,900 lbs
Tallest panel: 15’-4”
Largest panel: 596 sq ft
Exterior finish: brick and stained concrete

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Russel Reid Public School - Brantford, Ontario

Russel Reid Public School – Brantford, Ontario – 2012

Russel Reid Public School - Brantford, Ontario

Description

This 3 classroom addition was originally designed as a precast building. Using tilt-up versus precast achieved a significant savings on this project. Using load bearing insulated tilt-up panels allowed the schoolboard to achieve a clean and inviting interior. The exteriors of the panels were finished using stucco and a stone finish formliner. Because tilt-up includes both the exterior and interior finished product as well as insulation, costly mobilizations of multiple trades for very little work was not required.

Project Details

Project: Russel Reid Public School Addition
Location: Brantford, Ontario
Year built: 2012
Owner: Grand Erie District School Board
Architect: +VG Architects
Engineer of Record: Traux Engineering Ltd.
General Contractor: Abcott Construction Ltd.
Building size: 3,530 sq ft
Building use: 3 classroom addition for elementary school
Square footage of insulated panels: 2,643 sq ft
Square footage of non-insulated panels: 3,058 sq ft
Number of panels: 19
Heaviest panel: 46,600 lbs
Tallest panel: 17’-4”
Largest panel: 529 sq ft
Exterior finish: ashler stone form liner and stucco

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Rose des Vents, Cornwall Ontario

Rose des Vents – Cornwall, Ontario – 2010

Rose des Vents, Cornwall Ontario

Description

Rose de Vents was designed using tilt up construction knowing that there would be an aggressive construction schedule. Construction of school began in June, the addition was ready for the new school year in just over 2 months! The tilt-up panels for the 14 classroom addition were designed as load-bearing insulated tilt-up panels. The exterior finish of the panels was multi colored stucco that was applied directly to the concrete tilt-up panels.

Project Details

Project: Rose de Vents
Location: Cornwall. Ontario
Year built: 2010
Owner: Conseil des ecoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario
Architect: Sequin Racine Architects
Engineer of Record: Levac Robichaud Leclerc
General Contractor: Asco Construction Ltd.
Building size: 15,000 sq ft
Building use: 14 classroom addition to elementary school
Square footage of insulated panels: 5,887 sq ft
Square footage of non-insulated panels: 5,645 sq ft
Number of panels: 47
Heaviest panel: 23,900 lbs
Tallest panel: 12’-6”
Largest panel: 301 sq ft
Exterior finish: Stucco and reveal lines
Other interesting points: Construction of school began in June, the addition was ready for the new school year in just over 2 months!

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Holland Marsh Christian School - Gwillimbury, Ontario

King Christian School – Gwillimbury, Ontario – 2014

Holland Marsh Christian School - Gwillimbury, Ontario

Description

Project description:
This project began with the HMDCS society looking for the most efficient and economical way to build a new privately funded school. After several revisions to drawings and exploring many different building options, site cast tilt-up concrete was chosen as the construction method for their new facility. Due to poor ground conditions and complications receiving the permit a casting slab was utilized to construct the panels. While the tilt-up panels were being constructed, work on the school foundation and services commenced. Immediately following the completion of the slab on grade, panels were erected and structural steel was able to commence. Using the tilt-up construction method the school construction was able to begin in late August and still be closed in prior to the end of the year. Not only was tilt-up a more economical wat of building, but the highly energy efficiency of tilt-up panels will reduce energy consumption by about 30%! The durability of exposed concrete will contribute to low cost maintenance and a building that will maintain its strength and beauty fir years to come.

Project Details

Project: Holland Marsh District Christian School
Location: East Gwillimbury, Ontario
Year built: 2014
Owner: Holland Marsh District Christian School
Architect: OCA Architect Inc.
Engineer of Record: Steenhof Building Services Group
General Contractor: Maple Reinders
Building size: 30,500 sq ft
Building use: Elementary School
Square footage of insulated panels: 16,575 sq ft
Square footage of non-insulated panels: 18,096 sq ft
Number of panels: 122
Heaviest panel: 68,900 lbs
Tallest panel: 24’-0”
Largest panel: 912 sq ft
Exterior finish: brick and stained concrete
Other interesting points: Construction was begun in late August and was closed in by Christmas.

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2017 TCA Award - Broadview Public School - Tilt Wall Ontario Inc.

Broadview Public School – Ottawa, Ontario – 2016

Broadview Public School - Ottawa, Ontario

Description

Broadview Public School was a complex job with an aggressive construction timeline. Most of the tilt-up panels were built during the winter months. This school was designed using concrete to show case the creative style of the architect firm. From beautiful and bold imprints to traditional brick this school demonstrates the wide variety of finishes that tilt-up can achieve with ease. Using insulated tilt-up sandwich panels allowed for an energy efficient school at costs that rival traditional construction methods.

Project Details

Project: Broadview Public School
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Year built: 2016
Owner: Ottawa-Carleton District School Board
Architect: Edward J. Cuhaci and Associates Architects Inc.
Engineer of Record: Cunliffe and Associates
General Contractor: Frecon Construction Ltd.
Building size: 42,951 sq ft, 2 storey, total building area 74,973 sq ft
Building use: elementary school
Square footage of insulated panels: 36,642 sq ft
Square footage of non-insulated panels: 20,332 sq ft
Number of panels: 117
Heaviest panel: 85,200 lbs
Tallest panel: 35’-9”
Largest panel: 1,080 sq ft
Exterior finish: brick, artistic imprints and stain

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Humber College Toronto Tilt-Up project

Humber College Building B – Toronto – 2007

Tiltwall Ontario Humber College Toronto Tilt-Up

Description

When Humber College decided to build their new North Campus Academic and Student Service Building tilt-up construction was chosen as the building method to help overcome some of the challenges on this project. The new addition was to be built in a tight site with a main fire route that had to remain usable adjacent to it. Using coloured concrete as the finished exterior surface and constructing the 3 storey panels with in the footprint of the building enable us to achieve this. Although the layout of the building was simple in order to keep the project on budget, details such as a walkway formed from colored panels and a cantilevered tilt-up panel above the front entrance added interest to the structure without increasing costs. In keeping with the university’s sustainable-design goals, the combination of precast and insulated tilt-up resulted in a building that is thermally efficient.

Project Details

Project: Humber College Building B
Location: Etobicoke, Ontario
Year built: Nov. 2006 – Sept. 2007
Owner: Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Architect: Barry-Bryan Associates (BBA)
Engineer of Record: Barry-Bryan Associates (BBA)
General Contractor: Graham
Building Size: 83,694 sqft
Building Use: Academic Classrooms, student testing centre & offices
Square footage of insulated panels: 30,581 sqft
Square footage of non-insulated panels: 10,622 sqft
Number of Panels: 60
Heaviest Panel: 166,000 lbs
Tallest Panel: 43 feet
Largest Panel: 1,011 sqft
Exterior Finish: Integral colour
Interesting facts: Winner of TCA Achievement Award & Structural Design Inovation Award from the Ontario Concrete Awards

Award Winning Project

Tiltwall TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award 2009

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