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Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement

Pinch Office and Warehouse Facility

2008 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Warehouse/Distribution Division

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Located near a major airport, the owners of the Pinch Office Warehouse Facility were in search of a facility capable of significantly reducing the sound-level of airplane traffic. The Tilt-Up method was used to mask the sound of airport operations and guarantee a durable structure. The method also ensures the efficient use of space for the 16,500-square-foot office and 76,320-square-foot warehouse. Because of the flexibility of the Tilt-Up method, the owner has plans to expand the facility. Crews had to utilize a pre-engineered metal roofing system with Tilt-Up wall panels.

The novel architectural design for the building called for exposed ceilings, aluminum sun shading screens and a standing seam metal roofing system. A medium texture elastomeric paint and Low-E glass were used to enhance the architecture.

The design-scheme features clustered and isolated gabled roof forms, asymmetric chevrons, a workout room with gabled coves and a vaulted entry.

The Tilt-Up method allowed the owners to construct a building that would increase its efficiency level for corporate operations and its shipping interface. As a third-party shipper, turnaround times and inventory tracking became more feasible with the innovative construction of the 92,820-square-foot facility.

Project Specifics

Project Wall Area
35,682 sq ft
(3,315 sq m)
Project Floor Area
92,820 sq ft
(8,623 sq m)
Project Footprint
92,820 sq ft
(8,623 sq m)
Tallest Panel
34 ft 0 in
(10.36 m)
Widest Panel
26 ft 6 in
(8.08 m)
Largest Panel
870 sq ft
(80.8 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
90,000 lbs
(40,823 kg)

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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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