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Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement

Weston Corporate Center

1998 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Office Division

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Speed of erection and aesthetic appeal were the key factors in choosing tilt-up concrete construction for this four-story, 73,000 square-foot speculative office building. Construction time was reduced by 15 per cent over conventional methods (for example, the glazier measured and numbered the window openings while the panels were still on the ground, saving field-cutting).

Tilt-up panels are 54 feet tall, approximately 12 feet wide to reduce weight, and weigh 36 tons each. The tough shell supports the upper floors and roof, and meets Florida's tight hurricane building code requirements. Even the elevator shaft and stair tower were built using tilt-up panels.

The construction team consisted of Woodland Construction Company, Jupiter, Fla., tilt-up contractor; Itasca Construction Associates, Boca Raton, Fla., general contractor; Burton, Braswell, Middlebrooks Assoc., Boca Raton, engineer; and, Quincy Johnson & Associates, Boca Raton, architect. The owner is WF Buildings, Ltd., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

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Project Specifics

Project Floor Area
73,000 sq ft
(6,782 sq m)

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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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