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Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement

Blue Oaks Corporate Center

2006 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Office Division

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For this complex project, close coordination with the architect and structural engineers was necessary to ensure that design objectives were completed accurately.

Since construction occurred during the winter months, the contractor was required to dry up the site chemically to maintain a timely building schedule.

A foam cornice around the perimeter and on the tops of all panels adds visual appeal to the building. Mirrored blue glazing was used on the storefront glass to creating a striking entrance. Reveal lines carry the glass pattern around the building to create a unique finish.

The interior offers several attractive features including stairs and walls that are trimmed with cherry wood as well as a coffered ceiling and 1-foot by 6-inch columns on center wrapped with Wilsonart in the main entryway. Curved metal awnings over the entryway doors and colored stamped concrete at the building’s entry and driveways add additional architectural appeal.

Tilt-Up enabled this facility to be transformed into a unique office.

Project Specifics

Project Floor Area
97,000 sq ft
(9,011 sq m)
Tallest Panel
50 ft 0 in
(15.24 m)
Largest Panel
2,245 sq ft
(208.6 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
110,000 lbs
(49,895 kg)

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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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