Tilt-Up Concrete Association | 402 1st Ave SE, Mt. Vernon, Iowa 52314 | Phone: (319) 895-6911 | Member Login | Membership Renewal


Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement

Shops at Boardwalk

2004 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Retail Division

Article tools: Coming soon!

An open-air lifestyle retail shopping center, the 136,000 square-foot Shops at Boardwalk is home to a host of high-end retailers, including Borders Books and Music, Chico’s, Chipotle, Coldwater Creek, J. Jill, Jos A. Bank, Nextel Communications, Planet Sub and Yankee Candle.

The experienced retail developer was accustomed to the design flexibility and construction schedule that Tilt-Up provides. Further, the owner noted that Tilt-Up was the choice for this project, because of the different features on the storefronts and the substantial savings in masonry.

The high level of finish detailing and creative use of brick prompted judges to select this project for an award.Requiring 200,000 thin bricks and 70,000 conventional bricks, the biggest challenge for this project was matching the two. Although these bricks were applied differently, the end product was an identical match.

The center also boasts unique towers, steel marquis and fabric awnings, as well as a variety of hardscaped landscaping accents and a fountain to enhance the shopping experience.

Project Specifics

Project Floor Area
136,000 sq ft
(12,634 sq m)
Tallest Panel
39 ft 0 in
(11.89 m)
Largest Panel
1,010 sq ft
(93.8 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
101,000 lbs
(45,813 kg)

Participating TCA Members

LJB Inc.Sustaining Member icon
Project engineer
Scott System, Inc.
Cast-in materials
Dayton Superior CorporationSustaining Member icon
Lifting hardware

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.

Follow Us

We use LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube to disseminate information about the Tilt-Up industry, gain new members and inform developers, owners and architects about the benefits of using Tilt-Up.

Popular Links

The following bookmarks jump to the most popular destinations on this site.