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Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement

FL Smidth Tec Center

2011 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Manufacturing/Industrial Division

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By using the Tilt-Up method of construction, a three dimensional facade was created. The unique looking structure is both functional and appealing to the eye. The building had faux windows that couldn't be accomplished with a different building system. Additionally, all panels had return walls that fit together like puzzle pieces.

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Project Specifics

Project Wall Area
32,132 sq ft
(2,985 sq m)
Project Floor Area
74,000 sq ft
(6,875 sq m)
Project Footprint
55,000 sq ft
(5,110 sq m)
Tallest Panel
38 ft 0 in
(11.58 m)
Widest Panel
25 ft 0 in
(7.62 m)
Largest Panel
950 sq ft
(88.3 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
75,600 lbs
(34,292 kg)

Participating TCA Members

Messerly Concrete Construction
Tilt-Up contractor
BHB Consulting Engineers PC
Engineer
Dayton Superior CorporationSustaining Member icon
Lifting hardware, Bracing, Bondbreaker

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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