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TCA Tilt-Up Project Profile - Manufacturing/Industrial Division

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This is the second winning entry of Colonnade Development of Nepean, Ontario. The structure covers 72,000 square feet and the exterior is totally finished with sandblasted concrete panels. Speed of construction, an energy efficient envelope, and flexibility got future expansion were the criteria which led to the choice of tilt-up construction.

The panels received a 'medium' sandblast finish exposing a white 5/8-inch marble aggregate imported from Southern Ontario. Panel reveals were 2-inch wide, ¾inch deep, and sloped at 22 degrees. The non-standard slope created a crisper cleaner reveal. Horizontal accent bands 8-3/8 inch wide with a smooth finish were used to give the building dimension and create a 'stepped' effect on the front and rear elevations. The entrance support panels were cast entirely of the face mix to present a uniform appearance to all sides of the panels.

StonEng Construction Consulting Corp. of Nepean, Ontario was the general contractor and LJB Engineers and Architects of Dayton, Ohio was the engineer.


Project Specifics

Project Floor Area
72,000 sq ft
(6,689 sq m)

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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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