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Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement

Fred Jones Nissan

1997 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Commercial Division

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There are not many tilt-up panels on the facade of this building submitted by E. V. Cox Construction Company of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, but the panels are very dramatic. Multiple copies of the company logo were cast into the fascia panels. The recessed portions of the outermost logos were painted to highlight the FJ in the logo.

The entire front fascia of the structure was constructed using two load bearing panels that are fifty-three feet long. The fascia panels are offset 2½ inches beyond the outside face of the spiral reinforced cast-in-place concrete columns and none of the columns has concrete to concrete bearing because of the anticipated expansion and contraction. All of this required some unique structural solutions.

The fascia panels used a flexible coating system for a sleek modern look. The balance of the panels (not shown) are lightly sandblasted for a durable, low-maintenance finish.

E.V. Cox Construction Company was also the engineer for the project. Speed of construction and durability were two of the criteria that convinced the owner to use tilt-up construction.

Project Specifics

Project Floor Area
38,126 sq ft
(3,542 sq m)

Participating TCA Members

E V Cox Construction Co
General contractor, Tilt-Up contractor, Engineer
Dayton Superior CorporationSustaining Member icon
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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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