Basics of tilt-up construction

ilt-up concrete has been around since the turn of the 20th century, when architect-contractor Robert Aiken used it to construct several buildings in the American Midwest. Thomas Edison employed the tilt-up method to build concrete houses in New Jersey, some of which are still standing today.

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Stone adds a timeless quality to a Toronto landmark

The Aga Khan Park in Toronto includes three distinct stone elements on a 7-ha (17-acre) campus-like property. The Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre are light-coloured stone buildings. The space between them encompasses reflecting granite pools, and stone accents. A formal 1-ha (2.5-acre) garden connects the structures. The whole complex is a cultural hub and represents Canada’s vibrant diversity.

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