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Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement

Champion Motors Audi Dealership

2006 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Retail Division

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Desiring a facility that offered a striking showroom with expansive use of glass, the owner wanted to create an attractive high-end auto dealership.

The Tilt-Up spine of the showroom allows the facility to meet the wind loads, while providing the architectural look the owners desired. Interior Tilt-Up panels separate the service area and the garden showroom, and a cantilevered mezzanine walkway interacts with the Tilt-Up panels.

The facility marries Tilt-Up and precast double-tees to create an extremely durable structure.

The garden showroom boasts extensive vegetation and plant life to create a unique atmosphere that is possible through the expansive use of glass.

The white color scheme with gray accents complements the corporate image that Audi has set forth for its dealerships.

Giant spandrel panels are located between the showroom and the roof to create visual appeal and the exposed barrel truss roof system adds another architectural element. A textured coating and intricately colored concrete on the floor area further add to the appeal of the dealership.

The largest Audi dealership in the world, Champion Audi adds a high-end dealership to the area.

This design would not have been possible without Tilt-Up because the use of the method as the spine of the building enabled the structure to meet stringent Florida building codes.

Project Specifics

Project Floor Area
50,311 sq ft
(4,674 sq m)
Tallest Panel
25 ft 11 in
(7.90 m)
Largest Panel
840 sq ft
(78.0 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
83,810 lbs
(38,016 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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