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Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement

Hogan Office Building

2005 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Office Division

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Tilt-Up is considered a “green” product that would be locally produced and would offer the thermal mass needed to heat and cool the building through our ground source mechanical system. Forced out of their former office space to make way for a freeway, construction began in late fall with the structural work beginning in the dead of winter. A portable boiler was used to control the winter temperatures, which allowed work to continue through the worst part of the winter and complete the structural walls and the mural despite heavy snowfall. Construction also required careful management to ensure the timber frames were compatible with the concrete work.

The architectural treatments were a rough bark wainscot around the entire building (except the mural wall), a simple chamfer pattern, a mixture of timber frame elements and concrete, exposed aggregate accomplished through concrete retarder, and a standing seam metal roof. The concrete was kept a plain color to retain a natural and durable look.

Design elements in the wall include a formliner, a mural depicting construction elements, exposed aggregate, and exposed interior walls.

Project Specifics

Project Floor Area
21,500 sq ft
(1,997 sq m)
Tallest Panel
24 ft 0 in
(7.32 m)
Largest Panel
504 sq ft
(46.8 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
51,500 lbs
(23,360 kg)

Participating TCA Members

Sika Greenstreak
Tilt-up accessories
Nox-Crete Products GroupSustaining Member icon
Bond breaker, Form release
Meadow BurkeSustaining Member icon
Lifting hardware, Braces

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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