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Building with Tilt-Up | Benefits

Tilt-Up Benefits: Architectural Aesthetics

Concrete is a flexible material that lends itself to a variety of creative design options.

Any Tilt-Up structure can be an attractive building in which you can take pride. The large Tilt-Up panels lend themselves to a variety of decorative treatments:

  • An unlimited array of colorings that can be added to the concrete mix or textured paints of any color may be used for beautiful effects.
  • Textures produced with improvised techniques and form-liner cast surfaces in a variety of patterns, including striated, fractured fin, stone, brick and woodgrains.
  • Exposed aggregate and mechanical tooling surface treatments.
  • Trompe l'oeil painting and simple forming on the casting surface can produce the effect of three-dimensional surfaces.

About the TCA

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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