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Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement

South Regional Library

2007 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Municipal Division

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Having demonstrated its ability to complete complex projects, Tilt-Con was selected to provide a library for a growing community with adequate space for a young adult area, study rooms and multipurpose rooms as well as a gift shop and coffee bar.

Some of the challenging architectural treatments of this project included insulated panels, spandrel glass, integrated color panels, and a sandblast finish.

The exterior sandblast finish required careful attention to ensure the color stayed consistent throughout the building; therefore, tight control was placed on water to cement ratios, and the cement was only mixed during certain times of the day to produce an identical finish.

With the speed and efficiency of Tilt-Up, Tilt-Con met both time and budget constraints.

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Project Specifics

Project Floor Area
103,500 sq ft
(9,615 sq m)
Tallest Panel
39 ft 2 in
(11.95 m)
Largest Panel
1,187 sq ft
(110.3 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
150,000 lbs
(68,039 kg)

Participating TCA Members

Dayton Superior CorporationSustaining Member icon
Lifting hardware
Meadow BurkeSustaining Member icon
Lifting hardware, Braces
ThermomassSustaining Member icon
Insulation system

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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