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Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement

City of Lauderhill Municipal Complex

2010 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Municipal Division

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Built to replace the old and outdated City Hall, this four-story municipal office building is the first LEED Silver City Hall in Broward, Dade and Palm Beach counties, and features workspace for the mayor, commissioners, city manager and supporting departments, plus a 150-seat Commission Chamber with a pre-function area for community and civic events. In addition to two-, three-, and four-story Tilt-Up walls, the original design used cast-in-place beams and columns to help bear the large loads imposed by elevated decks used for archives and filing, which were ultimately incorporated into the Tilt-Up panel design.

To create depth on the exterior, both entrance alcoves are framed by stacked, offset wall panels. A domed roof on the City Commission Chamber and standing seam metal roofs on the other wings accent the architectural design. Balconies on the third floor of both entries provide a spot for employees to relax.

Limited access on the downtown site required all the panels to be cast on temporary outside casting slabs and walked to their location. The structural design also required cast-in corbels to support the offset entry panels. To accomplish this, the team cut a void through the casting surface, lined it with Styrofoam, formed the corbel below the casting surface, and cast it with the panel.

With its upscale yet traditional architecture, this building is a testament to the viability of Tilt-Up.

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Project Specifics

Project Wall Area
41,260 sq ft
(3,833 sq m)
Project Floor Area
44,650 sq ft
(4,148 sq m)
Project Footprint
15,604 sq ft
(1,450 sq m)
Tallest Panel
64 ft 0 in
(19.51 m)
Widest Panel
38 ft 2 in
(11.65 m)
Largest Panel
1,519 sq ft
(141.1 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
212,400 lbs
(96,343 kg)
Tallest Cantilever Panel
14 ft 10 in
(4.52 m)

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Tilt-Up contractor
Permit Engineering Services Inc
Structural engineer
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Lifting hardware
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Tilt-Up accessories
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Bond breaker
Textured Coatings of America Inc
Applied coatings

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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