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Muskogee Armed Forces Reserve Center

2011 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Institutional Division

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The new Armed Forces Reserve Center in Muskogee, Okla. houses the Army National Guard and the United States Army Reserves.

Tilt-Up is utilized as the exterior envelope for the Reserve Center with a progression of detail and articulation from the public front to the more utilitarian building rear. Tilt-Up serves as the backup to the stone at the main entry front, which features a "Core Armory" with stone veneer. In addition, Tilt-Up also acts as the "trimwork" within the stonework: the watertable, horizontal banding, window heads, parapet "cap", entry arch, circular elements, backdrop for the Thunderbird logo, and central "shield" at the parapet above the main entrance.

Both the primary and secondary roof drainage was fully integrated into the Tilt-Up panel design, which avoided a negative aesthetic impact. A receiver box leads to dual downspouts for the primary roof drainage within thickened "pointed" panels. The panels are thicker than the typical wall to provide depth along the facades and house the paired downspouts.

Tilt-Up was used effectively not only on the building exterior, but on the interior as well. The lowest portion of the interior walls for the Drill Hall are painted, exposed Tilt-Up, which is very abuse-resistant.

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Project Specifics

Project Wall Area
59,793 sq ft
(5,555 sq m)
Project Floor Area
93,711 sq ft
(8,706 sq m)
Project Footprint
95,691 sq ft
(8,890 sq m)
Tallest Panel
33 ft 11 in
(10.34 m)
Widest Panel
30 ft 2 in
(9.19 m)
Largest Panel
895 sq ft
(83.1 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
87,300 lbs
(39,599 kg)

Participating TCA Members

The Haskell CompanySustaining Member icon
General contractor, Tilt-Up contractor, Architect, Engineer
Meadow BurkeSustaining Member icon
Lifting hardware, Bracing
Nox-Crete Products GroupSustaining Member icon
Bondbreaker
Fitzgerald Formliners
Form liner
Textured Coatings of America Inc
Applied coatings

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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