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Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement

Pattern-Crete, Inc.'s Office/Warehouse

2007 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Warehouse/Distribution Division

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To achieve the look of imported granite slabs accented with slate without the high cost, the owner selected Tilt-Up for its ability to achieve the desired aesthetics, speed of construction and durability. This project combines cast-in-place decorative colored and stamped concrete with Tilt-Up construction.

Located on a tight site, the panels had to be cast in two phases. The second set of panels was poured around the bracing for the first set of panels.

Achieving a granite-like exterior, the structure is colored deep red with charcoal accents. Charcoal colored simulated slate borders running through the simulated granite slabs create additional visual appeal.

This project has been recognized by Concrete Décor magazine, Concrete Contractor magazine, the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) newsletter, and was featured as an online article on ConcreteNetwork.com.

Project Specifics

Project Floor Area
4,160 sq ft
(386 sq m)
Tallest Panel
24 ft 0 in
(7.32 m)
Largest Panel
300 sq ft
(27.9 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
24,700 lbs
(11,204 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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