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1149 Commerce Way

Summarize the project's program, features, and achievements: Black & White, a real estate development company, undertook the construction of a new building for their portfolio. In a departure from their traditional construction methods, they opted for tilt-up construction due to its advantages in terms of cost, speed, and availability. The resulting 20,000 square foot building features a remarkably open and inviting interior, thanks to the use of only three interior columns. To ensure energy efficiency, low maintenance, and durability, Black & White employed insulated tilt-up sandwich panels for the walls and insulated metal panels for the roof. The exterior of the building was enhanced with textured paint and EFIs cornices, providing an attractive appearance for the new tenants. One notable achievement of the project was the creative construction approach used. All the panels were cast on the building's slab and then erected in a single phase, streamlining the construction process. This approach contributed to the overall speed of the project. Overall, 1269 Commerce Way showcases the benefits of tilt-up construction, achieving a cost-effective, energy-efficient, and visually appealing building. The successful completion of the project demonstrates the company's commitment to innovation and sustainability in the real estate industry.

What obstacles were overcome related to the schedule, budget, program, specification, site, etc. on this project? Overcoming obstacles related to the schedule, budget, program, specifications, and site was crucial to the project's success. By opting for tilt-up construction, Commerce Way was able to expedite the building process, meeting the schedule requirements. The cost-effectiveness of this method also ensured that the project remained within budget. Additionally, the use of insulated panels contributed to the building's energy efficiency, reducing long-term operational costs for the tenants.

Please communicate any engineering complexities or unique features of the panel design for this project. ? Engineering complexities were encountered in designing the panel system for this project. Tilt-up construction requires careful planning and coordination to ensure the panels can be cast on the slab and lifted into place. The engineering team had to consider factors such as the weight and dimensions of the panels, the lifting equipment required, and the structural integrity of the building. By successfully addressing these complexities, 1269 Commerce Way achieved a seamless construction process.

What is the potential for this project's impact on the community and/or environment? The potential impact of this project on the community and environment is significant. The energy-efficient design, incorporating insulated panels, reduces the building's carbon footprint and contributes to sustainability. The low-maintenance and durable features ensure the longevity of the structure, minimizing the need for frequent repairs or renovations. The inviting and attractive design of the building also enhances the aesthetic appeal of the area, positively influencing the surrounding community.

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Project Location

Woodstock, ON N4V 0A2

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Project Team (TCA Members)

General Contractor:
Concrete Contractor:
Tilt Wall Ontario

Project Specifics

Project Category:
Building Types:
Distribution Center
Paint (Textured)
Sandwich Panel (Non-Composite)
Number of Floors:
Tilt-Up Wall Area:
15,087 sq ft (1,402 sq m)
Total Floor Area:
19,950 sq ft (1,853 sq m)
Project Footprint:
19,950 sq ft (1,853 sq m)
Tallest Panel:
28 ft 5 in (8.66 m)
Widest Panel:
32 ft 0 in (9.75 m)
Largest Panel:
909 sq ft (84.4 sq m)
Heaviest Panel:
64,200 lbs (29,121 kg)