Off-Grid Living: A Concrete Home Built Using Tilt-Up Construction

Brining Dreams to Reality, When No One Else Would! How Tilt Wall Brought One Family’s Vision to Life

Everyone has a vision in their head of what a dream home would and should be. The Vella’s dream home included life-style changes as well. They wanted to live more sustainable; environmentally as well as financially. Having a home that was “off the grid” and could offer energy efficiency, cumulating into monthly savings on essential services, was part of their dream design. Here’s how Tilt Wall stepped up, when other companies literally outpriced themselves to avoid the project, and became partners with the Vella’s to build their dreams into reality.

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How much does a tilt-up building cost

How Much Does a Tilt-Up Building Cost?

Choosing the right construction methods and materials can save millions in the long run

Tilt-up construction can save building owners more money than you may think. Studies show that the total cost to construct a building is between 5 and 10% of the actual amount paid to own and operate it. That means if you’re spending $1,000,000 on your new building’s construction, the cost when factoring in other long-term expenses such as maintenance and operating costs can be as high as $10,000,000.

Tilt-up construction allows for cost-conscious builders and owners to create an exceptional building at a better price while also tackling the elephant in the room – the massive costs required to operate the building and the large sums that can be saved over the long term.

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The New Trend for Multi-Storey Buildings With Tilt-Up Construction

The Sky’s the Limit for Tilt-Up Construction

Tilt-up construction has been used for everything from homes and single-storey businesses to expansive industrial distribution centres and big-box retail stores. Now the sky really is the limit on what tilt-up can do as engineers and architects are improving their understanding of tilt-up’s ability to not only go wider, but higher, than ever before.

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Masonry vs. Tilt-Up Construction

Building Systems Compared: Masonry vs. Tilt-Up Construction

When it comes to two trusted construction methods, which is right for your project?

There are many options when it comes to building a structure – masonry and tilt-up construction are two of the most common. Masonry is quite popular, and it has been around for centuries, dating all the way back to the 4th millennium. Tilt-up has been around for more than 100 years and is growing in popularity each year. When comparing tilt-up vs. masonry, which one is right for your project?

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Top 5 most advanced construction projects in 2019 - Tilt Wall Ontario

The Top 5 Most Advanced Construction Projects Planned for 2019

What do you think of when it comes to advanced construction projects? Do you think about massive airport renovation projects or the construction of new canals and subways operating in one of the largest cities in the world? Well, the five advanced construction projects on our list are not limited to unfolding on planet Earth. In fact, we have an otherworldly construction project that might be the most advanced project of them all.
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Best Practices For Pouring Concrete In The Winter

Best Practices For Pouring Concrete In The Winter

Contrary to popular belief, concrete can be placed, finished and cured at any temperature, even sub-zero temperatures. You just have to take extra precautions. That’s because if you allow the concrete to freeze before it has cured, you face trouble.

First, a quick refresher course on concrete curing. Concrete transforms from a liquid to a solid material through a chemical reaction. The colder the temperature of concrete, the slower the speed of the reaction. In winter, your enemy is the clock. The concrete needs to harden as rapidly as possible to resist the pressures caused by water freezing within the concrete.

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5 Ways To Improve Construction Safety During The Winter Months - Tilt Wall Ontario

5 Ways To Improve Construction Safety During The Winter Months

The bad news is that winter is a high-risk time for construction workers.

In the US in 2014, there were 42,480 workplace injuries and illnesses involving ice, sleet or snow that required at least one day away from work to recuperate. If you consider that winter lasts roughly four months (November through February), this means there were 10,620 injuries or illnesses a month, or 354 a day.

The good news is that many winter-related workplace injuries and illnesses can be prevented. Here are five steps you can take at your job sites to improve your winter safety performance.

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Tilt-Up Construction The Past, The Present, And The Future - Tilt Wall Ontario Inc.

Tilt-Up Construction: The Past, The Present, And The Future

Tilt-Up Concrete Construction is a proven method for building warehouses, office buildings, retail buildings, homes, and much more. But where did this innovative building method come from? And how does the future of tilt-up looks like? In this article, we take a deeper look into the past, the present, and the future of Tilt-Up Construction.
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Tilt-Up Contractor of The Year - Tilt Wall Ontario

Tilt Wall Ontario Chosen as Tilt-Up Contractor Of The Year

Tilt Wall Ontario was recently recognized for excellence in the tilt-up industry with two awards from the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA).

The company was named the 2018 TCA Contractor of the Year and received the 28th Tilt-Up Achievement Award for building the first tilt-up home in Ontario.

The Contractor of the Year award recognizes an individual or company whose work offers the very best examples of tilt-up construction. Nominees are judged on everything from craftsmanship to safety, customer service, and collaboration.

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