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Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement

Bill Santucci Justice Center

2010 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Municipal Division

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Constructed to meet the court’s needs for security, longevity, and durability in an economical system, this two-story building blends Tilt-Up concrete panels with stone, glass and metal to produce a noble civic presence. Judicial prominence is depicted through design, function, security and aesthetics.

The innovative structural system relies on Tilt-Up concrete for the west, south and east sides of the building and allows nearly a full glass wall at the north entry side, which illustrates the transparency of justice. The Tilt-Up concrete layout provides lateral load resistance to seismic induced forces, while allowing an ornate glazed entry for the visiting public. In order to meet the blast resistance requirements, seamless, passive security measures were accomplished by integrating site structures, steps and pavement.

The contractor achieved energy efficiency by using high thermal mass Tilt-Up concrete, as well as a high recycling content for reinforcing steel.

Project Specifics

Project Wall Area
35,260 sq ft
(3,276 sq m)
Project Floor Area
114,000 sq ft
(10,591 sq m)
Project Footprint
55,000 sq ft
(5,110 sq m)
Tallest Panel
44 ft 0 in
(13.41 m)
Widest Panel
36 ft 0 in
(10.97 m)
Largest Panel
1,548 sq ft
(143.8 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
190,000 lbs
(86,183 kg)
Longest Spandrel Panel
30 ft 0 in
(9.14 m)

Participating TCA Members

Buehler & Buehler Structural Engineers Inc
Principal engineer
Dayton Superior CorporationSustaining Member icon
Lifting hardware, Bond breaker, Form liner
HD Supply Construction & Industrial White Cap
Tilt-Up accesories

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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