Today’s religious facilities serve as more than sanctuaries and meeting halls. They also function as community centers that house educational venues, offices, and diverse gathering areas for everything from concerts to events. A room that serves as a place of worship on Sunday may very well be transformed in a music event on Monday.
However, the primary considerations for the facility must always the sanctity of the space, as well as the safe haven it provides for the community. Funds for these projects largely depend on building fund raisers and donations, therefore budgets are usually tight and schedules are stringent.
As such, design and construction of such facilities requires a diverse balance of speed, economy and creativity. On a variety of projects, both large and small and for both public and private entities, site cast Tilt-Up Construction has proven to meet the challenge for religious facilities.
✓ 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 religious buildings 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.
”Durability, long-term value, and aesthetics, all attributes of modern day Tilt-Up, appeal to the sense of value and fiscal accountability required to manage a religious institution.”
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.
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.
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.