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-Up for Educational Buildings. A Challenge or Opportunity?

When the school bell rang at Ottawa’s Broadview Public School in September 2016, it signaled the beginning of a new year in a brand-new building.

While students and teachers marveled at their school’s eye-catching exterior, wide corridors, and sun-filled common areas, they were probably unaware that the project was completed using tilt-up construction.
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A Look at Energy Efficient Concrete Tilt-up Buildings

One of the largest contributors to energy waste in a building is heat loss or gain through walls, roofs, doors and windows. The energy efficiency of the building envelope is a major consideration in an analysis of it’s life cycle costs. The mass of an internally insulated concrete tilt-up wall panel makes it a significant thermal reservoir having the ability to store a large amount of heat energy.
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