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Crimson View Elementary

2014 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Educational Division

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Washington County School District's Crimson Elementary services a brand new housing development in St. George. The new housing development required a new learning facility that was aesthetically pleasing. This school encourages learning with large classrooms and a nice workplace for the school's staff. The school is made 100% of load-bearing Tilt-Up panels. The color-integrated panels make for a beautiful learning environment for this S.T.E.M. school, where students concentrate on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

This economical school design was challenging in that every panel was elevated, creating complex and interesting shapes. The front entrance is a good example of this, boasting a high and low curved roof. Steel columns sit on top of the clear story, and there are eyebrows over the windows, which required creative engineering to hide the connections for a cleaner look.

The school district appreciated the fast construction and economical option for their new facility--giving more building for less money. This project involved sustainable design, including low maintenance and local aggregates and concrete mixes.

Project Specifics

Project Wall Area
53,175 sq ft
(4,940 sq m)
Project Floor Area
55,350 sq ft
(5,142 sq m)
Project Footprint
55,350 sq ft
(5,142 sq m)
Tallest Panel
22 ft 6 in
(6.86 m)
Widest Panel
34 ft 0 in
(10.36 m)
Largest Panel
1,816 sq ft
(168.7 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
52,740 lbs
(23,922 kg)
Tallest Cantilever Panel
6 ft 10 in
(2.08 m)
Longest Spandrel Panel
9 ft 11 in
(3.02 m)

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HD Supply Construction & Industrial White Cap
Tilt-Up accessories
BHB Consulting Engineers PC
Project engineer

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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