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Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement

Digital Domain

2012 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Office Division

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Digital Domain was constructed to house a computer graphic design firm that specializes in digital animation and military simulation.

The use of Tilt-Up construction allowed the design of a unique window opening configuration that resembles the bar lights of an old computer system. Further, Tilt-Up enabled the use of unusual cantilevered panel sections and also allowed for a smooth, natural interior finish (the panels remained uncovered by interior finishes). One concern for this owner was balancing design with the necessity to meet the 145-mph wind load required in the area.

Tilt-Up is a proven construction method for meeting such restrictions and the construction method enabled the designers to fulfill this requirement while still employing large glass facades.

Project Specifics

Project Wall Area
48,357 sq ft
(4,492 sq m)
Project Floor Area
105,747 sq ft
(9,824 sq m)
Project Footprint
67,188 sq ft
(6,242 sq m)
Tallest Panel
33 ft 1 in
(10.08 m)
Widest Panel
46 ft 6 in
(14.17 m)
Largest Panel
1,358 sq ft
(126.2 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
119,000 lbs
(53,977 kg)

Participating TCA Members

Woodland Tilt-UpSustaining Member iconSustaining Member icon
Tilt-Up subcontractor
Permit Engineering Services Inc
Tilt panel engineer
Meadow BurkeSustaining Member icon
Lifting hardware
HD Supply Construction & Industrial White Cap
Bracing hardware
Nox-Crete Products GroupSustaining Member icon
Form release
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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