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Advance Polybag, Inc

2010 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Manufacturing/Industrial Division

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The Advance Polybag, Inc. building houses office, manufacturing, and warehouse spaces for a plastic-bag manufacturer in Sugar Land, Texas. The 70-foot clear height “tower” portion of the building includes storage silos and processing equipment.

The facility is clad in an insulated metal-panel skin with slit windows to provide ample amounts of daylight to the interior functions. Tilt-Up was utilized in a composite construction application of panels that balance the function of blast resistance with aesthetic appeal, and bridge the office and manufacturing areas of the facility.

Currently awaiting LEED Silver certification, this building is comprised of a pre-engineered metal structure, which accommodates an overlapping metal panel system.

Project Specifics

Project Wall Area
90,900 sq ft
(8,445 sq m)
Project Floor Area
179,130 sq ft
(16,641 sq m)
Project Footprint
179,130 sq ft
(16,641 sq m)
Tallest Panel
44 ft 1 in
(13.45 m)
Widest Panel
31 ft 8 in
(9.65 m)
Largest Panel
938 sq ft
(87.1 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
62,846 lbs
(28,506 kg)

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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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