Russel Reid Public School - Brantford, Ontario


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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