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Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement

The Daugherty Residence

2004 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Housing Division

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The durability, economy and energy efficiency afforded by the Tilt-Up method were attractive to the Daugherty family when considering building methods for their new residence.

This 15,000-square-foot project was selected for an award because it is a great example of the growing acceptance of Tilt-Up construction for small scale and residential projects.

Approximately 70 Tilt-Up panels, totaling more than 22,000-square-feet of wall panel, were used to construct the extremely engery-efficient home. The owners estimate that the balance of smart appliances and concrete walls will offer a 30 percent more efficient home than competing residences.

Further, the home has great architectural appeal – both inside and out. With a smooth concrete finish, six structural concrete columns create a unique and inviting entrance and custom stone surrounds the mantels encasing the entire exterior. Even the floors and walls are to be enjoyed. Stone accent walls are coupled with Venetian texture walls with actual imprinted grapevines and leaves, while the floors are a balance of slate deck, stained concrete and custom wood flooring wove with stone inserts.

Precast stone framing is on all windows and doors, demonstrating the effective use of a variety of construction types for accents.

Project Specifics

Project Floor Area
15,000 sq ft
(1,394 sq m)
Tallest Panel
27 ft 0 in
(8.23 m)
Largest Panel
730 sq ft
(67.8 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
69,000 lbs
(31,298 kg)

Participating TCA Members

Nawkaw Corporation
General contractor, Tilt-Up contractor
Nox-Crete Products GroupSustaining Member icon
Bond breaker
Meadow BurkeSustaining Member icon
Lifting hardware

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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