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Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement

Super Micro Computer, Inc.

2002 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Office Division

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Another high-tech winner is the Super Micro Computer, Inc. facility in San Jose, California, a winner in the Manufacturing/Industrial category. Since the 84,000-square-foot space is situated along major highway 880 in Silicon Valley, the owner sought a modern, hi-tech, dominant presence.

Constructed by Balch Enterprises, Inc., steel trellis were welded to steel embeds cast in the Tilt-Up panels. Steps in the panel thickness above windows and small circular reveals cast in the panels provide a unique appeal not typical of a manufacturing/industrial facility.

Eight-foot-high radius panels are found at the front corners and decorative six-foot radius panels are used to enhance the building sides.

For more information on this project, contact Sherman Balch at (510) 429-9400.

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Participating TCA Members

Balch Enterprises Inc
General contractor, Tilt-Up contractor
Meadow BurkeSustaining Member icon
Tilt-Up accessories

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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