Home for Good
The three-storey Home for Good is a life-changing affordable housing solution in Belleville, Ontario that opened its 40 units in the spring of 2020.
The County of Hastings worked with community support service organizations to create a plan for this affordable housing solution with many goals: to provide shelter for those in need, to have an attractive design, to reduce maintenance costs and have durability to last many years. The County also had a fast-approaching deadline, which meant structural work needed to be completed over the winter.
Tilt Wall was brought onboard by Geertsma Construction to deliver the superior structure that met all of their goals. Using tilt-up construction, more than 33,000 sq ft of panels were cast onsite, including a temporary casting slab. To allow for proper concrete curing, large heaters were brought in. The exterior of the building brick texture was accomplished using form liners.
The result of this project is nothing short of remarkable. The award-winning affordable housing solution is a prime example of the versatility of tilt-up construction, and how its cost-effective usage can help make affordable housing an achievable reality for many.
Location & YearBelleville, Ontario
CategoryCondominiums and Apartment Buildings
General ContractorGeertsma Construction (1988) Ltd.
Structural EngineerBarry-Bryan Associates
Total # of Panels62
Insulated Panels16,555 sq ft
Non-Insulated Panels17,017 sq ft
Weight of Heaviest Panel84,900 lbs
Height of Tallest Panel33’ 8”
Size of Largest Panel856 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.