Russell Reid Public School
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 & YearBrantford, Ontario
CategorySchools & Universities
General ContractorAbcott Construction Ltd.
Structural EngineerTraux Engineering Ltd.
Development/OwnerGrand Erie School Board
Total # of Panels19
Weight of Heaviest Panel46,600 lbs
Height of Tallest Panel17'-4"
Size of Largest Panel529 sq ft
Project FinishAshlar stone form liner and stucco
Insulated Panels4,221 sq ft
Non-Insulated Panels1,480 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.