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Shingwakons Public School

Project Details

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 & Year

480 Cope Dr., Ottawa, Ontario

General Contractor

Frecon Construction Inc


N45 Architecture Inc

Developer / Client

Ottawa-Carleton District School Board

Engineer of Record

Cleland Jardine Engineering

Specialty Engineer

Krahn Group of Companies


Floor Area

69,000 Sq. Ft.

Building Footprint

42,000 Sq. Ft


2 Story

Building Height

34' Feet 2 Inches

# of Panels


Area of Largest Panel

1,130 Sq. Ft

Widest Panel

10 Feet 3 Inches

Tallest Panel

34' Feet 2 Inches

Heaviest Panel

118,000 Lbs

Project Finish

Thin Brick and Textured Paint

Project Features


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