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Russell Reid Public School

Project Details

In 2012, Brantford’s Russell Reid Public School designed a new three-classroom expansion using precast construction, but discovered that the exorbitant costs needed to be drastically reduced, while maintaining the original quality of the design and structure.

Not only were costs an issue with the new 3,530-square-foot design: the school addition was in need of an aesthetically pleasing exterior, a challenge that can be costly for many standard structural materials.

Tilt Wall was chosen to accomplish all of the benefits of precast, but without the cost. Nineteen tilt-up panels were cast with ashlar stone form liners and stucco, while reducing trades and cutting timelines.


Location & Year

Brantford, Ontario

General Contractor

Abcott Construction Ltd.


VG Architects

Structural Engineer

Traux Engineering Ltd.


Grand Erie School Board


Total # of Panels


Weight of Heaviest Panel

46,600 lbs

Height of Tallest Panel


Size of Largest Panel

529 sq ft

Project Finish

Ashlar stone form liner and stucco

Insulated Panels

4,221 sq ft

Non-Insulated Panels

1,480 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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