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Bravo Churchill

2010 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Retail Division

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Built to function as a supermarket, the Bravo Churchill project is a five-level, box design building. The facility houses two underground parking levels, one store level and two mezzanines.

Slabs were cast-in-place and supported with columns, beams and frames poured in place as Tilt-Up panels, with the store area constructed of metal structures and a metal deck roof. With both concrete and metal structure beams, the store level floors have a polished finish, and the internal load structure is formed by concrete columns. The mezzanines are supported by steel beams working as a secondary structure and a concrete cap. Tilt-Up panels, designed to act as retaining walls in the two lower levels, support gravitational and lateral forces in the upper levels. The elevated slabs were designed using a system of one-way ribs, supported by concrete frames with a reinforced concrete cap. Lower level panels are surfaced with a light, flexible geo-composite material, which has a drainage core to avoid humidity complications.

The concrete frames for the lower levels were cast as Tilt-Up joined by cast-in-place beams after erection in order to reduce construction time.

Project Specifics

Project Wall Area
32,830 sq ft
(3,050 sq m)
Project Floor Area
146,470 sq ft
(13,607 sq m)
Project Footprint
44,135 sq ft
(4,100 sq m)
Tallest Panel
62 ft 0 in
(18.90 m)
Widest Panel
36 ft 1 in
(11.00 m)
Largest Panel
1,142 sq ft
(106.1 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
52,540 lbs
(23,832 kg)
Longest Spandrel Panel
55 ft 8 in
(16.97 m)

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Contratistas Civiles Y Mecanicos SASustaining Member iconSustaining Member icon
General contractor, Tilt-Up contractor, Engineer
Meadow BurkeSustaining Member icon
Lifting hardware, Bond breaker, Form release, Braces

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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