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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Tilt Wall's Jobsite Safety: 5 Ways to Strengthen Yours - Tilt Wall Ontario Inc

Tilt Wall’s Jobsite Safety: 5 Ways to Strengthen Yours

Nobody wants to get hurt on the job. That’s why all construction workers are familiar with the provincial regulations and guidelines for construction projects as outlined in the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

At Tilt Wall, we place a high priority on creating a safe work environment for Tilt Wall employees and subcontractors. We have a clearly defined culture of safety on every jobsite. This begins with our safety handbook, which communicates the processes and procedures to work safely on every Tilt Wall construction site.

What follows is a general outline of five safety measures we implement at Tilt Wall to ensure everyone stays safe on our jobsites.

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Tilt-Up & Steel Construction A proven framework for warehousing structures - Tilt Wall Ontario

Tilt-Up and Steel Construction: A Proven Framework for Warehousing Structures

Steel construction has been a traditional and respected building method for many years in Ontario and it is one of the main competitors for the Tilt-Up and Precast Industries. But the use of steel in construction is not necessarily exclusive of concrete or blocks.

In larger or more sophisticated projects, various raw materials and construction methods are frequently used together. In fact, steel, concrete and tilt-up construction can be used together to provide the best quality and value.

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Tilt-Up Construction for Architects The Pros and Cons - Tilt Wall Ontario

Tilt-Up Construction for Architects: The Pros and Cons

Tilt-Up Construction was pioneered by California architect Irving Gill in the 1920s, who used it to express a sleek, undecorated aesthetic, inspired by the method’s engineering efficiency.

By the mid-20th century, tilt-up had become the method of choice for big-box, warehouse, and low-cost housing projects, due it’s ease of use, speed of erection, low cost, and durability.
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Tilt Wall 15 years - Tilt Wall Ontario Inc.

15 Years of Tilt Wall – Project Timeline

2017 was a milestone for Tilt Wall Ontario Inc. In 2002 we lifted our first tilt-up panel. 15 years later we celebrated lifting our 2000th panel in Whitby, Ontario.

The many applications of the tilt-up system deliver a green building with quality, speed, economics, durability and beauty. With more than 50 buildings and 2000 panels comprising over 1,000,000 square feet of panels Tilt Wall has become a leader in tilt-up construction in Ontario.

We want to thank everyone who has been involved in the growth of Tilt Wall over the past 15 years. Let’s go 15 years back in time, to were it all started.

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