Grace Christian School
This independent elementary school in Dundas needed a new 35,176-square-foot facility that better met the needs of the growing community and the paradigm shifts of education.
Not only did Grace Christian School need to reduce its construction costs, since the charity is primarily funded by donations, but they also needed to ensure long-term savings over the life of the building. To further save money, the school chose to use a volunteer construction management committee, which resulted in challenges.
Fortunately, the simplicity and strength of casting and erecting the 116 tilt-up panels helped to ensure a smooth process. Thin brick was used on part of the exterior to give the school a traditional feel, while stained concrete was used in other places to give it a progressive feel.
By choosing tilt-up construction from Tilt Wall Ontario, Grace Christian School saved approximately 15% over traditional construction methods, and is saving approximately 30% per year on energy consumption.
Location & YearDundas, Ontario
CategorySchools & Universities
General ContractorThe Canadian Reformed Society of Flamborough
Structural EngineerStrudet Inc.
Development/OwnerThe Canadian Reformed Society of Flamborough
Total # of Panels116
Weight of Heaviest Panel77,600 lbs
Height of Tallest Panel27' 9"
Size of Largest Panel864 sq ft
Project FinishBrick and stain
Insulated Panels20,354 sq ft
Non-Insulated Panels17,704 sq ft
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About Tilt Wall
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.