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Lakeside Hospital in Belle Glade

2010 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Institutional Division

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The Lakeside Hospital, a three-story metal structure skinned with Tilt-Up panels, is a unique hybrid of Tilt-Up concrete and metal construction.

The conversion of the exterior skin from a precast system to Tilt-Up helped cut down on construction costs. Hanging the site-cast panels from a steel frame eliminated pieces, and the integral returns and ledge caps provided additional cost savings while maintaining the desired aesthetic.

Reveals, recesses and rustication, formed into the concrete during pouring, add architectural appeal. Two-story freestanding panels surround the chiller plant structure to create a visually appealing veil for the building's mechanical aspects. The clean lines and soft colors of the structure produce a calming atmosphere.

As one of the few large buildings in the farming community of Belle Glade, this facility has helped to create jobs and encourage growth.

Project Specifics

Project Wall Area
75,911 sq ft
(7,052 sq m)
Project Footprint
179,129 sq ft
(16,641 sq m)
Tallest Panel
52 ft 0 in
(15.85 m)
Widest Panel
35 ft 2 in
(10.72 m)
Largest Panel
1,410 sq ft
(131.0 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
134,280 lbs
(60,908 kg)

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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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