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: Grace Christian School
Location: Dundas, Ontario
Year built: 2016-2017
Owner: The Canadian Reformed Society of Flamborough
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