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Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement

Morinda / Tahitian Noni Manufacturing Plant

2004 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Manufacturing/Industrial Division

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Judges commented on how well-designed the facility is and the striking aesthetics of the project.

One of the client’s goals was to create a piece of architecture that would enhance the marketing of Tahitian Noni Juice. As such, the tallest, largest and heaviest Tilt-Up panel, seen from the neighboring highway, contains a 16-foot wide by 20-foot high cast-art piece that is similar to the Tahitian Noni’s bottle label.

Requirements to keep portions of the building open and transparent necessitated that the Tilt-Up panels be designed to interact with braced frames at glazed area in order to provide one unified seismic resistant system.

Selected for its reputation as a durable and economical construction method, the Tilt-Up facility was complemented by other building materials to showcase the different functions housed within the structure. For example, red brick frames enclose the offices, glazed curtain walls house research development and a curved metal roof protects a viewing/visitors’ gallery.

Project Specifics

Project Floor Area
141,085 sq ft
(13,107 sq m)
Tallest Panel
48 ft 10 in
(14.88 m)
Largest Panel
1,172 sq ft
(108.9 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
125,000 lbs
(56,699 kg)

Participating TCA Members

Dunn Associates
Project engineer
Robinson Bros Construction, Inc.
General contractor, Tilt-Up contractor
Dayton Superior CorporationSustaining Member icon
Bond breaker
Meadow BurkeSustaining Member icon
Lifting hardware, Braces

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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