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Panattoni Beltway 8 Corporate Centre Bldg 3

2009 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Office Division

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Located in Houston, Texas, the Panattoni Beltway 8 Corporate Centre Building #3 totals 133,000-square-feet and was completed in a mere 186 days (six months).

Tilt-Up was specifically chosen for its use of self-performance concrete as well as the ability to control the quality of the panels. Further, Tilt-Up offered the design team a means for creating a building that is flexible, economic and durable. Fly-by panels, which detach from the building, and exterior walls, which slip into the lobby and the interior floor surface and then slip out into the landscape, blur the boundary between inside and outside. Ribbed panels and a metal panel profile are used as a roof-screen in a seamless transition.

This technique of Tilt-Up construction was utilized in a manner to produce a unique identity for a building set within a business park.

Project Specifics

Project Wall Area
26,173 sq ft
(2,431 sq m)
Project Floor Area
133,000 sq ft
(12,356 sq m)
Project Footprint
66,500 sq ft
(6,178 sq m)
Tallest Panel
38 ft 6 in
(11.73 m)
Widest Panel
30 ft 0 in
(9.14 m)
Largest Panel
1,155 sq ft
(107.3 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
115,500 lbs
(52,390 kg)
Tallest Cantilever Panel
38 ft 6 in
(11.73 m)

Participating TCA Members

Powers Brown ArchitectureSustaining Member icon
Architect
Alston Construction CompanySustaining Member icon
Developer, General contractor
Cardno Haynes Whaley, Inc.
Project engineer
CMC Construction ServicesSustaining Member icon
Lifting hardware, Braces, Bond breaker
Dayton Superior CorporationSustaining Member icon
Form release

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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