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Cornerstone Fellowship Church

2005 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Spiritual Division

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The Cornerstone Fellowship Church needed a new facility that would accommodate their growing congregation and scope of services, activities and community reach. Recognizing the challenge associated with raising funds for a new religious facility, the contractor presented the idea to redevelop a vacant 62,000-square-foot indoor sports facility to meet the church’s needs.

Constructed in the early 1990s, the original structure used load-bearing Tilt-Up wall panels. Therefore, the building had few interior columns, allowing the design team to transform the majority of the original structure into a 2,000-seat sanctuary with the help of seating structures cast inside the facility with Tilt-Up techniques. By relocating two 70,000-pound Tilt-Up walls panels, the team easily added 14,000 square feet to the building footprint which today comprises a stage and event area, nursery, classrooms and a youth center.

With the construction of a 34,000-square-foot second floor containing additional offices and classrooms, the facility is now about 110,000 square feet in size. A 10,000-square-foot courtyard dramatically upgraded the image of the facility, allowing congregants to feel like they are more a part of a neighborhood than an industrial setting.

Project Specifics

Project Floor Area
110,000 sq ft
(10,219 sq m)
Tallest Panel
30 ft 0 in
(9.14 m)
Largest Panel
706 sq ft
(65.6 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
75,000 lbs
(34,019 kg)

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Lifting hardware, Bond breaker

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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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