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Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement

CAME Americas

2010 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Warehouse/Distribution Division

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Surrounded by office/warehouse condominiums, the owner and architect desired a modern looking facility that would stand out from others in the area. The inspiration for the building was Art Deco to emphasize the company’s Miami roots with some contemporary design to demonstrate the company’s move to the new age. Circles and rounded edges were combined with contemporary straight lines to create a template that includes a multitude of possibilities for future use.

Tilt-Up was selected because the method offers the capability of having a smooth finished product that conventional construction methods did not allow.

One particular interesting feature is the automated Urbaco bollards, which complement the CAME gate automation equipment. In addition, circles were cast into the panels as reveals or to display completely open circles. The curved walls that come out as fins also have an open-circle feature. Movement was created by locating panels in different plains and height as well as perpendicular.

Project Specifics

Project Wall Area
31,487 sq ft
(2,925 sq m)
Project Floor Area
28,871 sq ft
(2,682 sq m)
Project Footprint
26,271 sq ft
(2,441 sq m)
Tallest Panel
49 ft 3 in
(15.01 m)
Widest Panel
29 ft 11 in
(9.12 m)
Largest Panel
840 sq ft
(78.0 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
77,937 lbs
(35,352 kg)
Tallest Cantilever Panel
14 ft 10 in
(4.52 m)
Longest Spandrel Panel
20 ft 0 in
(6.10 m)

Participating TCA Members

Builders Plus, Inc.Sustaining Member icon
Tilt-Up contractor
Permit Engineering Services Inc
Panel engineer
Nox-Crete Products GroupSustaining Member icon
Bond breaker

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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