Concrete's inherent benefits translate well into reduced operating expenses.

Less heat and air-conditioning...

will be required for your Tilt-Up building; and, smaller, less costly mechanical systems can often be used. The thermal mass inherent in concrete reduces the heating and cooling peaks and loads. Insulation systems are available that enable the construction of integral sandwich walls or lightweight interior insulation.

The national Energy Policy Act of 1992 mandates improved energy performance in commercial buildings, and recognizes the effect thermal mass contributes to reducing heating and cooling loads.

You'll have lower insurance premiums because:

  • concrete provides more fire resistance than comparable steel buildings or wood-frame structures;
  • Tilt-Up concrete structures have been shown to withstand wind storms and earthquakes better than comparable buildings of other materials; and
  • security is improved with solid concrete walls.

Maintenance concerns are reduced.

Your new Tilt-Up concrete building will require less maintenance. Concrete interiors are less subject to damage, and easier to wash down. The exterior can be left unpainted with no damage from the elements. If painting is desired, it need be repainted only every five to ten years.