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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Overbeek Residence – Woodstock, Ontario – 2017

Overbeek Residence - Woodstock, Ontario - 2017

Project Details

Project: Overbeek Residence
Location: Woodstock, Ontario
Year built: 2017
Owner: Len Overbeek
Architect: Len Overbeek
Building size: 4,100 square feet for the ground floor including garage
Building use: Residence
Square footage of insulated panels: 9,175 sq ft
Square footage of non-insulated panels: 240 sq ft
Number of panels: 39
Heaviest panel: 78,000 lbs
Tallest panel: 38’ – 10”
Largest panel: 879 square feet
Exterior finish: thin brick, stained formliners, and stucco
Other interesting points: This home is the first Residential Site Cast Tilt-Up Project in Ontario.

Project Description

Since tilt-up construction uses R20 continuous sandwich panel construction without any thermal bridging, a concrete home is much more energy-efficient than a wood-frame house.

From the outside, the 6-bedroom, and 2,900 sq. ft. house is indistinguishable from a conventionally-built residence. This first tilt-up home in Ontario will be more than 30 per cent more energy-efficient than a traditional wood-frame house.

Tilt-up construction is already being used for residential projects in the US and on Canada’s West Coast. We are confident that it can be a great option for Ontario home builders as well. After the success with this first residential project, Tiltwall is ready to make their mark in the residential sector.

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Commerce Way - Woodstock, Ontario

1269 Commerce Way – Woodstock, Ontario – 2014

Commerce Way - Woodstock, Ontario

Project Details

Project: 1269 Commerce Way
Location: Woodstock, Ontario
Year built: 2014
Owner: Orangewood Holdings
Architect: Barry-Bryan Associates
Engineer of Record: Barry-Bryan Associates
Building size: 9,900 square feet for the ground floor
Building use: mixed office and light commercial
Square footage of insulated panels: 9,120 sq ft
Square footage of non-insulated panels: 4,013
Number of panels: 30
Heaviest panel: 82,100 lbs
Tallest panel: 29’-4”
Largest panel: 946 square feet
Exterior finish: mixed
Other interesting points: This project is the new home for a design build firm whose core business is promotion and construction for all things Tilt-Up. The primary objective of the building was to provide a showcase and canvas for the use of Tilt-Up construction, by displaying and promoting “Tilt-Up” in a construction market that is dominated by other systems.

Project Description

The building is multi-tenanted, and the design reflects unique architectures for each suite. This promoted the creation of three unique frontages, and allowed the design builder to employ three different Tilt-Up solutions. The first tenant (the design builder) had the concrete take on a balancing act with the leading edge pushed beyond the building foot print. Additional form liners were used on the side and rear elevations, and the interior spaces to show clients the many options available for their own projects.

The second tenant requested a more traditional facade treatment, which was showcased with a varied response of masonry veneer.

The third tenant space allowed the design builder to again flex some muscle by creating a facade that employed the use of suspended “key stone” panel.
The main building sign pylon was also made with tilt up, and again reflects the design ethos of the main building.

Currently the new building is sited in a vast field of a new industrial park. While the neighboring steel framed complexes dwarf this new structure, this new contractor’s office sits proud as a “jewel” for better construction possibilities.

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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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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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