Tilt-up Concrete a First for Starbucks

By Peter Kenter, Published in Daily Commercial News

Ottawa's SiteCast  Construction Corp. has been keeping busy with construction of Carleton Place  Colonnade with tilt-up concrete panels that are cast on-site, then tilted into  position.

Phase I of the project  included 106,000 square feet of tilt-up retail space constructed for retailers  including Rona, Staples, the LCBO, TD Canada Trust, Blockbuster Video, Broadway  Bar and Grill, and Telus Mobility.

Although Carleton Place,  about 50 kilometres outside of Ottawa, has only about 9,000 residents, it  averages more than 18,000 vehicles per day. Among the retail projects to take  advantage of that steady commuter stream is a 1,650 sq. ft. Starbucks  drive-though, the first tilt-up concrete outlet in Ontario for the global  coffee retailer.

"We constructed it  of 13 insulated, load-bearing concrete panels for the building, which we cast  on-site," says Shawn Hickey, vice-president of SiteCast.
Construction of the base  building took about eight weeks, with the tilt-up construction portion taking a  fraction of the schedule.


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