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3D Systems

2009 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Office Division

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With an extremely fast-track construction schedule that required that the shell of 3D Systems’ headquarters be under construction before the interior up-fit design was completely resolved, Tilt-Up proved to be the optimum solution for integrating efficient construction and creative design.

The main entrance of the office/warehouse/laboratory structure is framed by a three-story crescent-shaped glass curtain wall supported by four Tilt-Up concrete buttresses. The white panels feature red and gray accents and incorporate unique reveals integrated with windows and doors to bring in an abundance of natural light. Clerestory windows continue to a tapered, disc-shaped roof at the atrium, filling the space with even more light.

The 80,000-square-foot structure provides a durable and innovative showcase for the unique production capabilities of the business.

Project Specifics

Project Wall Area
27,256 sq ft
(2,532 sq m)
Project Floor Area
80,028 sq ft
(7,435 sq m)
Project Footprint
80,028 sq ft
(7,435 sq m)
Tallest Panel
29 ft 6 in
(8.99 m)
Widest Panel
30 ft 7 in
(9.32 m)
Largest Panel
874 sq ft
(81.2 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
78,100 lbs
(35,426 kg)
Tallest Cantilever Panel
33 ft 4 in
(10.16 m)

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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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