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Coral Baptist Church Expansion

2011 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Spiritual Division

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The Coral Baptist Church expansion features a 2,000-seat sanctuary with stadium style seating, early childhood learning rooms, a chapel and church administration offices. The church places a major focus on audio visual equipment, as well as lighting and camera coordination, and produces their message in a theatrical production setting.

The Tilt-Up portions of the project include several radiused panels that step in and out to create the lobby area that followed the contour of the main sanctuary. Tilt-Up was also used to create the stair-stepped bearing elements for the support of the stadium style seating in the sanctuary, while creating corridors from the main lobby and hallways into the theatre.

Full height load bearing Tilt-Up panels enclosed the full sanctuary area while utilizing large spandrel panel sections spanning over the soundstage, one of which is 65 feet, 2 inches wide weighing in excess of 150,000 pounds. All of the Tilt-Up panels support the roof structure of clear span truss girders at elevations of 52-plus feet. In addition, spandrel panel sections were used to accommodate the many roof elevation transitions that help create architectural separation of the building's support structures from the main sanctuary.

Project Specifics

Project Wall Area
107,250 sq ft
(9,964 sq m)
Project Floor Area
72,396 sq ft
(6,726 sq m)
Project Footprint
64,300 sq ft
(5,973 sq m)
Tallest Panel
64 ft 2 in
(19.56 m)
Widest Panel
65 ft 2 in
(19.86 m)
Largest Panel
1,323 sq ft
(122.9 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
170,000 lbs
(77,111 kg)
Tallest Cantilever Panel
55 ft 3 in
(16.84 m)
Longest Spandrel Panel
41 ft 10 in
(12.75 m)

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Tilt-Up contractor
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Lifting hardware
HD Supply Construction & Industrial White Cap
Tincher's Welding LLC
Structural steel fabricator
Permit Engineering Services Inc
Project engineer

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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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