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Interchange Cpad3

2014 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Warehouse/Distribution Division

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The Interchange Cpad3 building is a 108,000-sq.ft. multi-use concrete warehouse facility. The building provides for tenant spaces to include office space in the front of the building and loading dock areas at the rear. The structural shell is constructed with 35-ft.-tall tilt-up concrete wall panels. Building construction includes foundations, slab-on-grade, steel columns and joists, with metal decking and EPDM roofing. Other building features include storefront entrances, 16 overhead doors, and dock levelers. Interchange wanted this building to have a unique appearance. The building is located adjacent to Interstate 81, which is one of the most traveled thoroughfares to the Northeast. Visible to north and south bound traffic, CPad3's red accents and corner pedestals provides the industrial park with an anchor building for all to see.

This was the fourth Nielsen tilt-up facility for Interchange in this industrial park. Coordinating construction within an active park was critical. Nighttime concrete pours have logistical challenges such as the concrete plant opening specifically for this project, lighting, and safety concerns. Coordinating five different designers to insure all details of the project are communicated and designed also presented a challenge. Nielsen handled all of these challenges with proper planning and communication.

Project Specifics

Project Wall Area
47,700 sq ft
(4,431 sq m)
Project Floor Area
108,000 sq ft
(10,033 sq m)
Project Footprint
108,000 sq ft
(10,033 sq m)
Tallest Panel
41 ft 5 in
(12.62 m)
Widest Panel
15 ft 8 in
(4.78 m)
Largest Panel
650 sq ft
(60.4 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
56,199 lbs
(25,491 kg)

Participating TCA Members

LJB Inc.Sustaining Member icon
Project engineer
Nielsen Builders, Inc.
Tilt-up contractor
Tincher's Welding LLC
Structural steel fabricator
A.H. Harris & Sons, Inc.Sustaining Member icon
Tilt-Up accessories
American Concrete Construction
Tilt-Up contractor
The Gaines Group PLC
Meadow BurkeSustaining Member icon
Bracing and lifting hardware and engineering

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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