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Building with Tilt-Up | Benefits

Tilt-Up Benefits: Cost Containment

Tilt-Up is a very cost-effective construction method.

In-place material costs are more competitive..

than precast, masonry and steel structures becasue fewer skilled laborers are needed to achieve high-quality construction. In addition, the speed of erection and ease of other subcontractors' work further reduce costs.

Costs are easier to control...

because there are fewer variables in Tilt-Up construction. Ready-mixed concrete, made from readily available native materials, has price stability. Vertical forming and scaffolding are eliminated; less skilled labor is needed; and, the short construction cycle precludes cost run ups. Weather is less of a problem, since the floor slab provides a stable work surface for the trades.

Positive cash flow is easier to maintain.

Materials are used as soon as purchased, allowing for early payment, unlike off-site fabricated building components requiring long lead times.

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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