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Deerfield Beach Mitigation Operations Center

2008 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Municipal Division

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As Deerfield Beach, Fla., grows at an expansive rate, the community realized its need for a hurricane-proof fire rescue headquarters station. Construction of the emergency operations facility called for a building that could withstand category five winds. To meet these safety needs with a cost-effective outlook and in a timely manner, the owner relied on the Tilt-Up method.

Tilt-Con Corporation was able to construct complex Tilt-Up panels of various sizes and shapes that allowed for a dramatic arched entryway for fire trucks. The design plans also required special panels for large arched doorways.

The wood-like architectural look of the facility was created using a special formliner. Yellow and red tones were applied to enhance the natural vibe of the design-scheme. Serving as an emergency operations center during Florida storms, the facility’s features include male and female dorms, a communications area, kitchen, food pantry and locker rooms. By using the Tilt-Up method, the Deerfield Beach community was able to guarantee a financial return for the city.

The sustainability of the structure is expected to protect residents for many years to come.

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Project Specifics

Project Wall Area
40,722 sq ft
(3,783 sq m)
Project Floor Area
47,980 sq ft
(4,457 sq m)
Project Footprint
22,840 sq ft
(2,122 sq m)
Tallest Panel
46 ft 0 in
(14.02 m)
Widest Panel
29 ft 0 in
(8.84 m)
Largest Panel
710 sq ft
(66.0 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
105,000 lbs
(47,627 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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