When it came time to build a new facility Algoma went straight to their trusted general contractor Johnson Building and his preferred method of construction, tilt-up. Using load bearing tilt-up allowed them to achieve a durable product that also maximized the interior square footage by eliminating bulky interior columns. The exterior of the building was completed using a painted finish and cultured stone applied to the market area. Since construction commenced on this project in 2008 3 more tilt-up additions have been made.
Project: Algoma Orchards
Location: Bowmanville, Ontario
Year built: 2008 & 2015
Owner: Algoma Orchards LTD.
Architect: Phase 1 BBA, Phase 3 Walterfedy
Engineer of Record: Phase 1 BBA, Phase 3 Walterfedy
General Contractor: Johnson Building Construction Inc.
Building Size: Phase 1 88,705 sqft; Phase 3 43,000 sqft
Square footage of insulated panels: 0
Square footage of non-insulated panels: 59,870
Number of Panels: 172
Heaviest Panel: 56,700 lbs
Tallest Panel: 32′ – 6″
Largest Panel: 682 sqft
Exterior Finish: Paint
Interesting facts: Winner of 2010 Ontario Concrete Awards