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Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement

The Children's Hospital North Ambulatory Sugerical Center/Clinic

2009 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Institutional Division

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Located in Broomfield, Colo., the 50,000-square-foot Children's Hospital North Ambulatory Surgical Center/Clinic began its construction in December 2007.

The design and construction team worked to keep in-line with the Children’s Hospital philosophy—that the care environment is just as important as the care itself. The owner challenged the team to design a facility without the “clinical” feel so prevalent in other facilities of its nature.

The Design/Build team generated a variety of creative design options for the owner including the use of Tilt-Up concrete exterior wall panels. By choosing the Tilt-Up option, the project was not only completed approximately four to six weeks faster than traditional structures, but it also was more cost-effective. With the rising cost of steel, Tilt-Up was found to be the most budget-friendly structural solution. Further, the use of cast-in brick, block and recesses enabled the team to produce the desired look.

Project Specifics

Project Wall Area
24,000 sq ft
(2,230 sq m)
Project Floor Area
50,000 sq ft
(4,645 sq m)
Project Footprint
50,000 sq ft
(4,645 sq m)
Tallest Panel
24 ft 0 in
(7.32 m)
Widest Panel
31 ft 4 in
(9.55 m)
Largest Panel
690 sq ft
(64.1 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
73,800 lbs
(33,475 kg)

Participating TCA Members

Saunders Construction Inc
General contractor, Tilt-Up contractor
Meadow BurkeSustaining Member icon
Lifting hardware, Braces
Nox-Crete Products GroupSustaining Member icon
Form release
HD Supply Construction & Industrial White Cap
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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