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Rosenbruch World Wildlife Museum

2002 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Municipal Division

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Selecting Tilt-Up was the obvious, and only choice, for the Rosenbruch World Wildlife Museum in St. George, Utah as it was planned as an expansion to the existing Tilt-Up Dixie Center. Constructed by Hughes General Contractors and selected as a winner in the Institutional category, it was crucial that the addition match the existing structure in architectural appearance.

Since Hughes General Contractors also constructed the original facility, they were careful to follow the exact protocol to achieve the same integrally colored concrete, blended with the local sandstone.

Unique design elements included playful openings punched in the west walls, the addition of natural light in the gift shop area by rotating panels 90-degrees to create fin-like columns, and curtain walls that span between the columns to create functional sun shading devices. Further, a dynamic pattern was sandblasted into the high museum walls to give them a dramatic presence in the background.

A large opening was required through a 32-foot tall Tilt-Up wall panel for the expansion, requiring extensive structural reinforcing. Several panels also were notched below the main stair to create a cantilever, providing visual interest and impact to an otherwise ordinary wall.

For more information on this project, contact Brent Stuart at (801) 292-1411.

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Participating TCA Members

Hughes General Contractors, Inc.Sustaining Member icon
General contractor, Tilt-Up contractor
Dunn Associates
Project engineer

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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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