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Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement

Transportadora Comercial Colombia Headquarters

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

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The use of Tilt-Up construction for the Colombian headquarters of Transportadora Comercial TCC, a Latin American packing and shipping company, represents an innovative step forward in the building market in this region of the world.

Because the complex encompasses a variety of different uses (including office and warehouse space, a hotel for employees, a vehicle-repair shop and a reception package point), Dinpro S.A. used their extensive Tilt-Up knowledge to create a multifaceted design that could accommodate them all.

The box-like structure of one of the buildings was designed to reference the company’s line of work, while uniquely shaped cantilevered panels over the reception entry lend the structure architectural interest.

The vehicle repair area is highlighted by a cable-stayed roof supported by triangular panels, and a fence around the perimeter was constructed with Tilt-Up panels and cantilevered beams.

The decision to use Tilt-Up on this project not only kept it on schedule and budget, but also allowed for energy-efficient and earthquake-resistant buildings that have helped to elevate the quality of the surrounding neighborhood.

Project Specifics

Project Wall Area
30,400 sq ft
(2,824 sq m)
Project Floor Area
156,000 sq ft
(14,492 sq m)
Project Footprint
84,000 sq ft
(7,804 sq m)
Tallest Panel
70 ft 6 in
(21.49 m)
Widest Panel
29 ft 3 in
(8.92 m)
Largest Panel
589 sq ft
(54.7 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
44,000 lbs
(19,958 kg)
Tallest Cantilever Panel
70 ft 6 in
(21.49 m)

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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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