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Broadview Public School

Project Details

This 74,973-square-foot two-storey elementary school in Ottawa was finished in only 11 months in 2016. To save time, the panels were cast through winter, which provided many challenges, but Tilt Wall was able to solve all of the challenges that the client needed addressed.

The school site was extremely small, and so additional casting slabs had to be poured, further limiting access to the site. Thorough coordination had to take place between all parties involved for the facility to be built safely, on time and on budget.

This school and its architect really wanted to showcase the power of concrete with unique artistic imprints and embedded brick patterns on the exterior of the insulated walls. Students’ handprints were cast, while the towering panels also resulted in energy efficient interior spaces at construction costs that rival traditional methods.

This school project really emphasizes the capabilities of tilt-up construction: intricate designs, small work spaces and using concrete to create warm interior spaces.

Winner
2017 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award

General

Location & Year

Ottawa, Ontario
2016

General Contractor

Frecon Construction Ltd.

Architect

Edward J. Cuhaci and Associates Architects Inc.

Structural Engineer

Cunliffe and Associates

Development/Owner

Ottawa-Carleton District School Board

Technical

Building Footprint

74,973 sq ft

Total # of Panels

117

Weight of Heaviest Panel

85,200 lbs

Height of Tallest Panel

35'-9"

Size of Largest Panel

1,080 sq ft

Project Finish

Brick, artistic imprints and stain

Insulated Panels

35,550 sq ft

Non-Insulated Panels

22,122 sq ft

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Tilt Wall is a subcontractor committed to bringing a superior building product to the Ontario construction industry since 2001. With its tilt-up construction and design experience it is able to assist their clients design buildings with lasting beauty and value. It takes pride in building lasting relationships, and impacting the lives of those around them in positive ways.

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