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3949 Forest Parkway

2008 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Office Division

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The owner of 30,578-square-foot 3949 Forest Parkway wanted a signature building that would be suitable for corporate headquarters. Tilt-Up, already a staple in this business park, was selected because of the energy efficiency, durability and architectural variety that method provides.

Using a combination of 24,000 embedded thin bricks, this one-story office building is accented by a curved glass entryway.

Constructed in only 270 days, the use of a higher strength concrete and admixtures resulted in faster set time and the necessary strength required for lifting during the harsh winter months.

Because of the irregular footprint of the floor slab, there was not enough room to cast the 34 7,500-pound pilasters and caps. These decorative pieces were cast off site and transported to the jobsite to be erected.

Project Specifics

Project Wall Area
15,731 sq ft
(1,461 sq m)
Project Floor Area
30,578 sq ft
(2,841 sq m)
Project Footprint
30,578 sq ft
(2,841 sq m)
Tallest Panel
23 ft 2 in
(7.06 m)
Widest Panel
28 ft 10 in
(8.80 m)
Largest Panel
634 sq ft
(58.9 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
40,000 lbs
(18,144 kg)

Participating TCA Members

LJB Inc.Sustaining Member icon
Project engineer
Meadow BurkeSustaining Member icon
Lifting hardware, Braces
Scott System, Inc.
Cast-in materials
Tincher's Welding LLC
Structural steel fabricator

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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