Shingwakons Public School
The Shingwakons Public School was one of four tilt-up schools constructed in Ottawa simultaneously. Three were for the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. Tilt-up construction is a preferred method for schools in the region due to cost and time reductions. Tilt-up structures offer durability, longevity, and resilience against fire, pests, and extreme weather, creating a safe learning environment. They require less maintenance and repairs, serving the community for many years. Tilt-up construction is attractive for its cost-effectiveness, time efficiency, durability, energy efficiency, design flexibility, and sustainability.
Shingwakons Public School’s tilt-up panel construction had three phases starting in the winter of 2021-2022. Lifting was completed by mid-April, allowing students to move in after the December break. The school’s exterior features brickwork and paint accents installed during the winter. Despite winter temperatures and the COVID-19 pandemic, the project faced minor delays, extending the timeline by a few months. The school spans 42,000 square feet across two stories. It used 81 panels, totaling 47,000 square feet. The largest panel measured 1,127 square feet and weighed approximately 118,000 pounds. These details highlight the complexity and achievement of constructing a large educational facility using tilt-up construction.
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Location & Year480 Cope Dr., Ottawa, Ontario
CategorySchools & Universities
General ContractorFrecon Construction Inc
ArchitectN45 Architecture Inc
Developer / ClientOttawa-Carleton District School Board
Engineer of RecordCleland Jardine Engineering
Specialty EngineerKrahn Group of Companies
Floor Area69,000 Sq. Ft.
Building Footprint42,000 Sq. Ft
Building Height34' Feet 2 Inches
# of Panels81
Area of Largest Panel1,130 Sq. Ft
Widest Panel10 Feet 3 Inches
Tallest Panel34' Feet 2 Inches
Heaviest Panel118,000 Lbs
Project FinishThin Brick and Textured Paint
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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.