Tilt-Up Construction For Educational Institutions

Sitecast, or Tilt-up Construction is a durable, time, and money efficient way of building for educational buildings. More than ever before, school boards are challenged to respond to huge enrollment increases. 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. And, the diverse portfolio of educational Tilt-Up projects of Tiltwall Ontario demonstrates the method’s effectiveness in responding to the construction industry’s changing needs.

What Are The Advantages of Tilt-Up for Educational Buildings?

✓ High Quality Construction at Lower Cost

The speed of tilt-up allows for earlier occupancy and reduces overall construction time and costs. And, much of the construction is done at ground level, eliminating vertical forming and scaffolding, which reduces construction costs as well as meaning a safer work environment. The Tilt-Up method has delivered schools in as little as 4 months. Additionally, Tilt-Up will extend the longevity of the building, what makes it cost-efficiently on long-term.

✓ Thermal & Energy Efficiency

The combination of the thermal mass properties of concrete, higher energy-efficiency insulation systems and reduced air-infiltration allow Tilt-Up to be an optimum energy-efficient solution in addition to a growing architectural solution. The large, solid concrete panels also add to the energy efficiency of a Tilt-Up structure since the panel size reduces infiltration or air leakage into and out of the building. Air infiltration is a large source of heat loss.  A Tilt-Up structure can save up to 35% on energy efficiency compared to traditional building methods.

✓ Extreme Durability of Tilt-Up panels

Vandalism and maintenance are minimized while security is increased with concrete walls. The natural rugged durability of concrete and practical construction detailing reduces building maintenance costs. Because of their lasting value, tilt-up buildings are a preferred investment in the eyes of lending institutions and school boards. Concrete buildings maintain their appearance, structural integrity, and value enabling good resale.

✓ Architectural Freedom & Unlimited Design

Any structure build with Tilt-Up panels can be an attractive building in which you can take pride. With tilt-Up you can have any shape of panel you want including round, curved, panels that tilt in or out, as well as shadow panels. An unlimited array of colourings that can be added to the concrete mix or textured paints and stains of any colour may be used for beautiful effects on the concrete walls. Many different exterior finishes can be achieved using different formliners, reveal lines, thin brick and block, or even concrete stamps.

Example of unique tilt-up design panels including colouring, textures and stamps - Broadview Public School, Ottawa ON
Example of unique tilt-up design panels including colouring, textures and stamps - Broadview Public School, Ottawa ON
Architectural Freedom with Tilt-Up Construction - Tilt Wall
From beautiful and bold imprints to traditional brick this school demonstrates the wide variety of finishes that tilt-up can achieve with ease.

”Ensuring that our children and future generations have the proper space to learn is critical to our future. School districts in Ontario give Tiltwall an A+ for their inventiveness and ingenuity in successfully creating safe, energy-efficient, easy to maintain, cost-effective and durable structures”

Explore Educational Tilt-Up Projects

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The Tilt-Up Construction Process

Site-cast Tilt-Up construction, a method in which concrete wall panels are cast on-site and tilted into place, is one of the fastest growing construction mediums available today. The method affords owners a cost-effective, energy-efficient, durable building product with great architectural versatility and appeal.

• First, the concrete floor slab or a casting slab is poured on which the tilt-up panels will be built.

• The concrete wall construction begins with laying out the panels on the concrete floor slab. Perimeter forms are set up. Next window and door boxes are blocked out and set in place. Reveal lines and architectural design are secured.

• If the concrete panels are insulated the outside face will be poured and insulation and connectors are installed.

• Steel Reinforcing is added. Electrical and mechanical conduit is installed. Embeds for structural connections and lifting are put in place.

• Concrete is poured into panels and cured.

• Concrete panels are erected and temporary bracing is installed.

• Structural connections are made and braces are removed.

A Short Word From Our Clients

I would recommend Tiltwall Ontario to any company looking for quality services as you have shown to us that under the most extreme weather, schedule and complex conditions you will perform and do so with outstanding performance and professionalism.

Ryan Harris - Project Manager
Ryan Harris - Project Manager

I had the pleasure of working with Tiltwall Ontario Inc. when I was the Operations Manager for Graham construction and Engineering Inc. in Toronto, Ontario. This was my first personal experience with this interesting construction method and I can say that the Overbeek brother’s high level of experience and fair business dealings made the experience smooth and successful.

Reynder Van der Meulen - Operations Manager
Reynder Van der Meulen - Operations Manager

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