Solving the Affordable Housing Crisis With Tilt-Up Construction

Belleville’s Home for Good project transformed how Ontario should respond to our housing crisis.

One of the most important challenges Ontario is facing is the need to quickly build more affordable housing. Although we could write many articles on just the crisis itself, we are here to discuss a method of construction that can lower the cost of new building construction, and thus more quickly address the problem.

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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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Ontario's First Affordable Housing Tilt-Up Project

Why Developers Choose Tilt-Up Construction for Multi-Story Residential Buildings

You drive by a residential construction project, and you notice something you haven’t seen before. Construction workers are building the walls for the residential structure on the ground. After all the walls are completed, the workers tilt the walls into place, before finishing the outside of the project by installing the roof.

Welcome to tilt-up construction, which offers developers several reasons to opt for the residential construction method.

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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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Career Tilt-Up Site Supervisor - Tilt Wall Ontario

Career Opportunity: Tilt-Up Site Supervisor

We take pride in our work, and our employees, and that allows us to work together as a team to provide an amazing client experience, all while ensuring the safety of our employees.

Tilt-Up is one of the fastest growing construction markets of our future! We are looking for someone to join our team who has passion, dedication and who is a team player, to join our company.

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How Tilt-Up decreases the total cost of building ownership

How Tilt-Up decreases the total cost of building ownership

Original article is published at tilt-up.org | Author: David Tomasula | Principal, LJB Inc.

One of the iconic sayings attributed to Benjamin Franklin is “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” In layman’s terms, this means that it is better to avoid problems in the first place, rather than fix problems once they arise.
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Tilt-Up For Schools - TiltWall Ontario

Video: Join us at the OASBO Conference on July 10-13 in Huntsville, ON

With a growing student population in Ontario, Canada, flocking already overcrowded and aging facilities, there is a tremendous need for new or renovated educational facilities completed on a tight schedule. But, beyond space issues there also is a growing concern about indoor air quality, sustainability, mold and a tighter building envelope.

As such, communities are turning to site cast Tilt-Up construction as a long-term, energy efficient and durable solution for their schools in Canada. The quality and durability of both concrete and Tilt-Up construction make it an obvious choice for school boards seeking to ensure a long-lasting usable life for their facilities.

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