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Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement

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2015 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Warehouse/Distribution Division

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This project is the new home for a design build firm whose core business is promotion and construction for all things tilt-up. The primary objective of the building is to provide a showcase and canvas for the use of tilt-up construction, by displaying and promoting "tilt-up" in a construction market that is dominated by other systems.

The building is multi-tenanted, and the design reflects unique architectures for each suite. This promoted the creation of three unique frontages, and allowed the design builder to employ three different tilt-up solutions. The first tenant (the design builder) had the concrete take on a balancing act with the leading edge pushed beyond the building foot print. Additional form liners were used on the side and rear elevations, and the interior spaces to show clients the many options available for their own projects.

The second tenant requested a more traditional facade treatment, which was showcased with a varied response of masonry veneer.

The third tenant space allowed the design builder to again flex some muscle by creating a facade that employed the use of suspended "key stone" panel.

The main building sign pylon was also made with tilt-up, and again reflects the design ethos of the main building. Currently the new building is sited in a vast field of a new industrial park. While the neighboring steel framed complexes dwarf this new structure, this new contractor's office sits proud as a "jewel" for better construction possibilities.

Project Specifics

Project Wall Area
13,133 sq ft
(1,220 sq m)
Project Floor Area
11,996 sq ft
(1,114 sq m)
Project Footprint
9,886 sq ft
(918 sq m)
Tallest Panel
29 ft 4 in
(8.94 m)
Widest Panel
36 ft 11 in
(11.25 m)
Largest Panel
946 sq ft
(87.9 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
82,164 lbs
(37,269 kg)
Tallest Cantilever Panel
24 ft 0 in
(7.32 m)
Longest Spandrel Panel
10 ft 6 in
(3.20 m)

Participating TCA Members

Endicott Thin Brick & Tile LLC
Thin brick
Architectural Polymers
Form liner
Nawkaw Corporation
Applied coatings
Dayton Superior CorporationSustaining Member icon
Lifting hardware, Bracing, Form release
CMC Construction ServicesSustaining Member icon
Lifting hardware
Tilt Wall Ontario
General contractor, Tilt-up contractor
Barry-Bryan Associates (1991) Limited
Project architect, 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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