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Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement

BTV Crown Corporate Center

2008 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Office Division

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When constructing the shell for 120,000 square feet of office space at the BTV Crown Corporate Center, the biggest challenges that Panattoni Construction, Inc. faced came courtesy of Mother Nature.

The panels were poured in sweltering 100-degree heat, necessitating the use of a water-piped sprinkler system over blankets with water and air misters. Not only that, but high wind conditions during construction forced Panattoni to take extra precautions to ensure the panels (the heaviest of which weighed nearly 150,000 pounds) could be safely erected.

The building is defined by an 1,800-square-foot metal panel canopy that required a collaborated effort to discuss best methods of construction with the structural engineer and architect in order to develop cost effective and timely installation of the metal panel canopy.

The cool lines of the metal are repeated in stainless steel glass wall panels and a stainless steel stair railing, and provide a nice contrast with the dimensioned stone tile walls on the building’s exterior.

Project Specifics

Project Floor Area
120,000 sq ft
(11,148 sq m)
Tallest Panel
62 ft 6 in
(19.05 m)
Largest Panel
1,875 sq ft
(174.2 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
144,750 lbs
(65,657 kg)

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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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