Tiltwall Ontario Humber College Toronto Tilt-Up


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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