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Blender Bottle

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

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It was the intent of this design team to provide the Blender Bottle Company with a fun, healthy, energy-efficient working environment and to also provide them with a facility that will reflect their corporate image. The use of tilt-up concrete was a major factor in accomplishing these goals and providing an energy-efficient, sustainable building. This facility is 100,000 sq.ft. with approximately 20,000 sq.ft. of office space and 80,000 sq.ft. of warehouse.

This facility is constructed of reinforced concrete footings, foundations, slabs-on-grade, suspended composite concrete floors and reinforced tilt-up concrete walls. Some of the panels are over 40 ft. tall. The exterior tilt-up concrete walls of the office have large openings, creating a series of wall piers and the feeling of a colonnade. These members also resist lateral loads due to seismic forces.

Large windows span from floor to ceiling, taking advantage of the spectacular mountain views and abundance of natural light. The warehouse areas also have an abundance of natural light. The interior of the warehouse is painted white, thus eliminating the need for electric lights except for at night or overcast days. The building has an open floor plan with nearly all spaces receiving both views and light. The building culminates as a reflection of the desired Blender Bottle corporate image: fun, state-of-the-art, and sustainable.

Project Specifics

Project Floor Area
100,000 sq ft
(9,290 sq m)
Project Footprint
90,000 sq ft
(8,361 sq m)
Tallest Panel
40 ft 0 in
(12.19 m)

Participating TCA Members

AE URBIA / J M Williams and Associates, Inc.

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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