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Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement

Liberty Station, Building 903

2006 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Office Division

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Minimizing aircraft noise from the nearby international airport was an important consideration for this project and one of the primary reasons why Tilt-Up was the optimal construction method. Further, the speed of construction, durability and low maintenance cost in a marine environment made the method an attractive choice for the owner.

Adjacent to a historic district of a former military base that is being redeveloped for private use, this Class A office facility needed to be compatible with the existing 1920s architecture. To ensure this goal was met, a design was developed that incorporated elements such as arches, inset balconies, trellis and clay roof tiles.

An acrylic coating was used to provide surface color and texture to the panels. The building is a light salmon color with gray accents on window reveals and sage green window mullions. Ceramic tile banding, arched windows, expressed columns with reveals, a wood trellis and the clay tile roof add architectural appeal to the facility while maintaining the area’s existing look.

Project Specifics

Project Floor Area
63,234 sq ft
(5,874 sq m)
Tallest Panel
31 ft 6 in
(9.60 m)
Largest Panel
1,252 sq ft
(116.3 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
120,000 lbs
(54,431 kg)

Participating TCA Members

R. A. Libs, Inc.
Architect, Engineer
Dayton Superior CorporationSustaining Member icon
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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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