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Tilt-Up Basics: Site Considerations

Site evaluation should include thoughts of material storage, equipment movement, pouring schedules and panel erection sequences.

Planning begins with an evaluation of the site. A large, flat, open site is ideal, but not common. Therefore, evaluate the site with regard to slab layout and the movement of materials and equipment around the slab. If the site is tight around the building, consider sequencing the pouring of slabs and panels from within the building.

A plan or sketch showing the pouring and erection sequence relative to the site and floor plan of the building can identify potential problems.

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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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