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Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement

Highland Pointe Building B

2007 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Office Division

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Aside from its cost-effectiveness and concrete accessibility, Tilt-Up was selected for this project in an effort to blend steel frame construction with glazed and metal cladding, creating a multitude of architectural and thematic possibilities.

Because of the awkward site shape, buildings were organized along a linear vehicular and pedestrian circulation route and were grouped in such a way to generate a “campus” environment. A definitive curved wall was chosen to unite all aspects of the design problem and fulfill the feeling of a campus setting.

Awarded “Office Project of the Year” by The Sacramento Business Journal, the success of this project is attributed to various architectural components such as the articulation of the solid versus void juxtaposition in the punctuated concrete panels with glazed fenestration.

Additionally, the concrete versus glass dichotomy is articulated through the combination of solid concrete panel walls to glazed walls. Spandrel glass is distinctively displayed throughout the building and aluminum cladding surrounding all exterior columns.

The building also features powerful recessed entries that are augmented by vertical columns, doubling as way-finding identification.

Project Specifics

Project Floor Area
118,133 sq ft
(10,975 sq m)
Tallest Panel
64 ft 8 in
(19.71 m)
Largest Panel
1,940 sq ft
(180.2 sq m)

Participating TCA Members

Alston Construction CompanySustaining Member icon
General contractor, Tilt-Up contractor
Textured Coatings of America Inc
Dayton Superior CorporationSustaining Member icon
Lifting hardware
Nox-Crete Products GroupSustaining Member icon
Form release
HD Supply Construction & Industrial White Cap
Tilt-Up accessories

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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