Fernbank 1

Fernbank 1

Project Details

Fernbank 1, situated at 60 Defence St, Stittsville, ON, stands as a shining example of tilt-up construction innovation in educational architecture. Constructed between 2022 and 2023, this project was spearheaded by Frecon Construction Inc., with architectural brilliance from N45 Architecture Inc.

Covering a vast footprint of 50,000 square feet, Fernbank 1 incorporates 82 panels, including the largest panel spanning 728 square feet. Tilt-up construction not only offered practical advantages but also allowed for intricate design details, including a combination of brick and painted finishes. This versatility in finish options ensured the building’s aesthetic seamlessly complemented its surroundings.

One of Fernbank 1’s standout features is its focus on energy efficiency. With 29,134 square feet of insulated panel area, the structure is designed to minimize energy consumption, providing a sustainable learning environment. Additionally, the use of tilt-up construction expedited the building process, reducing construction time and minimizing disruptions.

The combination of brick and painted finishes not only adds visual appeal but also requires minimal maintenance, ensuring the longevity of the structure. Fernbank 1 represents a model of adaptability and sustainability in educational architecture, providing a welcoming and conducive space for learning and growth.


Location & Year

60 Defence St, Stittsville, ON

General Contractor

Frecon Construction Inc


N45 Architecture Inc


Building Foot Print

50,000 Sq. Ft.

Panel Area

30,254 Sq. Ft.

Insulated Panel Area

29,134 Sq. Ft.

Non-Insulated Panel Area

1,119 Sq. Ft.

Number of Panel


Project Features


Area of Largest Panel

728 Sq. Ft.

Widest Panel

44 Ft. 5 In.

Tallest Panel

24 Ft. 10 In.

Heaviest Panel

58,670 Lbs.

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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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