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Tilt-Up Basics: Panel Erection

The erection process involves several key planning considerations.

The erection sequence should be determined well in advance, but it's a good idea to review it immediately before panel erection. Also, thoroughly review safety procedures with all Tilt-Up crew members to help prevent accidents. Discuss crane operation, bracing and anchorage details, cable releases, and job communication.

A crane lifts one of the final panels into place on this Tilt-Up warehouse project in Utah.

Locate and clean inserts and embeds and attach braces before lifting the panels. It is much quicker and safer to do this work while the panel is flat rather than doing it on a ladder after the panel is upright.

Braces should not be removed until after the roof and decking are installed. Once the braces have been safely removed, workers can patch holes in the floor and complete other finish work.

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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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