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Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement


1997 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Special Projects Division

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The YMCA/YWCA was one of two awards won by Colonnade Development, Inc. of Nepean, Ontario, a wholly-owned subsidiary of StonEng Construction Consulting Corporation. The YMCA is one of the first uses of the Scott System plastic 'brick snap' which enables a tilt-up building to look just like a brick structure. With this system, real bricks (approximately ¼-inch thick) are inserted into brick snap frames which are then placed on the casting surface. The frames correctly position the bricks and form the 'mortar' joint. When lifted, the snaps are stripped away and the panel is washed, resulting in a real brick tilt-up wall. The project also utilized insulated concrete sandwich panels with the THERMOMASS Building Insulation System.

Like most projects in this day and age, schedule and budget were critical factors for this project. The speed of tilt-up made it an ideal choice, especially when combined with thermal performance and aesthetic appeal of brick. LJB Engineers and Architects, Inc. were the engineers for the project.

Project Specifics

Project Floor Area
30,000 sq ft
(2,787 sq m)

Participating TCA Members

SiteCast Construction CorpSustaining Member icon
Tilt-Up contractor
ThermomassSustaining Member icon
Insulation system
LJB Inc.Sustaining Member icon
Project engineer
Scott System, Inc.
Thin brick

About the TCA

Founded in 1986, the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) strives to improve the quality and acceptance of site-cast Tilt-Up construction, a method in which concrete wall panels are cast on-site and tilted into place. Tilt-Up construction is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States, combining the advantages of reasonable cost with low maintenance, durability, speed of construction and minimal capital investment. At least 10,000 buildings, enclosing more than 650 million square feet, are constructed each year using this construction method.

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