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Iron Bridge 1401 Building

2004 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Office Division

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Located in an area of Spokane that is in the throes of revitalization, the 24,772-square-foot Iron Bridge 1401 Building is the first step for the rehab project.

Tilt-Up was selected for its ability to provide the aesthetics of brick without efflorescence, the structural integrity of concrete and the cost-effectiveness of the method. The detailed and defined use of brick was noted as unique by the judges.

Winter weather necessitated keeping panels clear of water and snow before concrete placement and the use hydronic heat to cure the panels. The floor slab was used to cast panels three times, because of the inability of stacking due to a gross wall to floor casting slab ratio of 1:26:1. Further, additional casting slabs were unavailable because the parking lot had to be paved before the asphalt plant closed for the winter.

The traditional brick color was employed to be reminiscent of the brickyard that was formerly located on the property. The entry utilized seven small panels to build columns and spandrels of which the four smallest panels are 20-square-feet each.

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Project Specifics

Project Floor Area
24,772 sq ft
(2,301 sq m)
Tallest Panel
32 ft 7 in
(9.93 m)
Largest Panel
636 sq ft
(59.1 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
51,500 lbs
(23,360 kg)

Participating TCA Members

DIVCON, Inc.Sustaining Member iconSustaining Member icon
General contractor, Tilt-Up contractor
Scott System, Inc.
Cast-in materials
Nox-Crete Products GroupSustaining Member icon
Bond breaker
Meadow BurkeSustaining Member icon
Lifting hardware
Summitville Tiles & Thin Brick
Thin brick

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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