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Northern Ohio Medical Specialists

2012 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Office Division

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This three-story, one-stop medical facility was built to allow patients to see physicians, get medical exams and receive therapy - all in one place. It is the first Tilt-Up concrete building for the owner and also in the area.

The owner wanted a facility that was durable, energy efficient and attractive on a tight schedule. Tilt-Up construction was a natural fit. It saved five to ten percent on the total project cost compared to masonry construction, and the facility was completed 45 days ahead of schedule. Layered Tilt-Up wall panels created a dynamic multi-dimensional building shell. Tilt-Up panels also frame the expansive windows and distinct entryway, which maximizes natural light in the facility.

The contemporary look of the facility is enhanced with textured concrete panels and two-tone cast-in thin brick. Rustication lines and medallions accent the building. At the front of the building, the top floors extend beyond the footprint of the first floor, creating a covered driveway for patients. Customizing spaces for numerous medical practices and disciplines in a single facility was one of the greatest challenges on this project.

Project Specifics

Project Wall Area
68,141 sq ft
(6,330 sq m)
Project Floor Area
106,572 sq ft
(9,901 sq m)
Project Footprint
36,230 sq ft
(3,366 sq m)
Tallest Panel
54 ft 4 in
(16.56 m)
Widest Panel
28 ft 1 in
(8.56 m)
Heaviest Panel
109,000 lbs
(49,442 kg)
Longest Spandrel Panel
50 ft 0 in
(15.24 m)

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Project engineer

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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