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.
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