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Housing Unit Prototype

2010 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Housing Division

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The first Tilt-Up project in Jordan, a country with a need for modern, safe and affordable construction techniques, this building serves as a housing model for the military and government agencies.

The building's design replaces traditional masonry construction with insulated Tilt-Up wall and ceiling panels. The contractor, working through the challenging language barrier, provided supervision and training to local semi-skilled carpenters and laborers, teaching them how to place and finish concrete, form and place panels, and erect and brace the final product.

The model has already received considerable attention from high-ranking government officials in Jordan, including the Canadian Ambassador.

Project Specifics

Project Wall Area
5,638 sq ft
(524 sq m)
Project Floor Area
1,754 sq ft
(163 sq m)
Project Footprint
1,923 sq ft
(179 sq m)
Tallest Panel
18 ft 0 in
(5.49 m)
Widest Panel
34 ft 8 in
(10.57 m)
Largest Panel
324 sq ft
(30.1 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
32,450 lbs
(14,719 kg)

Participating TCA Members

SiteCast Construction CorpSustaining Member icon
Tilt-Up contractor
J W Lindsay Enterprises LtdSustaining Member icon
Project engineer
Meadow BurkeSustaining Member icon
Lifting hardware
Dayton Superior CorporationSustaining Member icon
Braces, Bond breaker
ThermomassSustaining Member icon
Insulation systems

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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