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Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement

Mitsubishi HVAC Division Headquarters

2013 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Manufacturing/Industrial Division

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Over the last five years, Mitsubishi Electric Cooling and Heating Division experienced a double-digit growth, and its management knew it was time to expand. Having used tilt-up on previous projects, Mitsubishi knew the method was both cost-effective and would maintain the company's commitment to environmental stewardship.

The new 550,000-square-foot facility is nearly twice the size of the company's former space and now includes the division's headquarters, an engineering center, a professional training center and warehouse space. The mechanical/equipment screen wall used tilt panels measuring 14 inches thick.

This new building will allow Mitsubishi to continue to grow and expand and create 100 new jobs over the next three years. Because of specified panel height and building footprint constraints, 50,000 square feet of casting bed were utilized.

Brick face, using thin brick, creates an appealing main entry. The building includes the manufacturer's own energy-efficient cooling and heating.

Project Specifics

Project Wall Area
143,810 sq ft
(13,360 sq m)
Project Floor Area
558,767 sq ft
(51,909 sq m)
Project Footprint
558,767 sq ft
(51,909 sq m)
Tallest Panel
41 ft 4 in
(12.60 m)
Widest Panel
43 ft 0 in
(13.11 m)
Largest Panel
1,077 sq ft
(100.1 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
107,500 lbs
(48,761 kg)
Longest Spandrel Panel
43 ft 0 in
(13.11 m)

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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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