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Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement

Georgia International Convention Center

2007 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Commercial Division

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In response to the highly competitive convention center business, this structure was designed to leave a sophisticated and lasting impression on patrons, enticing them to return. Along with its flexible layouts and ample public areas, the floor plan features a 40,000-square-foot ballroom, which is the largest in the southeastern United States. With anticipation for the future, Tilt-Up panels can be removed to expand the building and add exhibition space.

Because the Convention Center is located near the end of two runways at the Hartsfield/Jackson International Airport, Tilt-Up panels were selected for their high mass walls that can reduce aircraft sound transfer.

The curved front of the building was constructed with flat panels, but the radius was big enough to give the appearance of a curved wall. In association with the airport location, the large sweeping curves and sloping panels of the building give visitors a sense of movement and flight.

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Project Specifics

Project Floor Area
190,000 sq ft
(17,651 sq m)
Tallest Panel
54 ft 9 in
(16.71 m)
Largest Panel
1,052 sq ft
(97.7 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
148,000 lbs
(67,132 kg)

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T & M Tilt-Up, Inc.
Tilt-Up contractor
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Lifting hardware, Braces
HD Supply Construction & Industrial White Cap
Tilt-Up accessories

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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