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Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement

Briarcliff Village

2007 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Retail Division

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As part of an overall development that includes an upscale residential component and numerous Class A office buildings, this 86,200-square-foot building will provide an atmosphere for small boutique shops. Tilt-Up was selected for this project because it was able to meet the owner’s design and budget goals.

The building design catered to a site that sloped drastically from back to front. This required a “split-level” concept where the upper floor for offices had entrances from the south side and appeared to be a single-story building.The lower floor, however, appeared to be a two-story structure with entrances to the retail spaces on the north side.

The site also had varying soils, which required the below-grade north wall to be a cast-in-place concrete retaining wall with second-story Tilt-Up panels setting on top of the cast-in-place wall. Foundations for the cast-in-place walls were tremendously large to support the weight of a two-story structure and resist the overturning forces of the retaining wall. Since the floor-to-wall ratio was drastically out of proportion, numerous panels had to be stack-cast and 5,000 square feet of casting beds were necessary.

To emulate a small village in the Tuscan region of Italy, a variety of color schemes were used on the project. Bright colors were used to enhance the colors of modular brick, natural stone and cut stone materials. Colored areas were achieved by using an EIFS material that is directly applied to the concrete panel surface.

All of the curved window openings were cast into the concrete panels and many also incorporate a radius brick band above the opening.

A combination of cast-in brick and standard modular brick was used on the project.

Project Specifics

Project Floor Area
86,200 sq ft
(8,008 sq m)
Tallest Panel
44 ft 7 in
(13.59 m)
Largest Panel
1,476 sq ft
(137.1 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
88,209 lbs
(40,011 kg)

Participating TCA Members

LJB Inc.Sustaining Member icon
Project engineer
Dayton Superior CorporationSustaining Member icon
Lifting hardware, Braces
Scott System, Inc.
Cast-in materials

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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