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Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement

Western Valley Child Care Center

2010 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Civic Division

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Constructed for the Fowler Elementary School District in Phoenix, Ariz., the Western Valley Child Care Center provides convenient and safe child care, with an educational setting for district teachers and staff at an affordable rate. Capitalizing on Tilt-Up’s cost-effectiveness, the contractors and architects were able to design a building that possesses strength, durability, and playfulness.

The wall panels were cast with curvilinear designs of various shapes, textures, and depth, which were then stained or painted in bright earth tones. The use of intricate radius reveal and sandblasted patterns provides a unique touch to the child care center. Not only is this an economical building constructed within a reduced timeline, but it also provides students with an attractive and fun atmosphere in which to play.

By incorporating Tilt-Up methodology, this project saved the Fowler School District over $850,000.

Project Specifics

Project Wall Area
29,612 sq ft
(2,751 sq m)
Project Floor Area
31,182 sq ft
(2,897 sq m)
Project Footprint
31,182 sq ft
(2,897 sq m)
Tallest Panel
23 ft 10 in
(7.26 m)
Widest Panel
32 ft 4 in
(9.86 m)
Largest Panel
688 sq ft
(63.9 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
51,000 lbs
(23,133 kg)

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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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