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Canton Crossing | Building A + Building F

2015 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Retail Division

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Building A and Building F at The Shops of Canton Crossing are a great example of the tilt-up method of construction. In addition to overcoming a small footprint, this project was challenged with incorporating numerous high-level architectural finishes. The buildings used interior and exterior innovative panels to create vestibules. Tilt-wall panels were placed in front of the buildings to achieve the "vestibule look", as required by the design team and national tenants.

This project used Endicott Thin Brick supplied by Innovative Brick Systems. Form Services, through Meadow Burke Engineering, provided the lifting and bracing inserts, rings clutches for erection rigging and braces. LRW Willson was the panel erector and Precision Concrete Construction was the concrete subcontractor. Building F also required the use of badgers brace anchors (helical anchors) for the entrance panels to be braced to the outside where they overlapped interior panels. Precision Concrete Construction owns the new innovation system and is a certified installer. The tilt-wall panel design also included a form liner finish and exposed concrete.

By using the tilt-up method, the cost of construction was greatly reduced (as opposed to using structural steel and light gauge framing). The tilt-up panels allowed for an economical method to raise the front elevation and maintain the architectural features without any compromise to the architect's original design. This method also allowed the quick construction schedule to be met on time.

Project Specifics

Project Wall Area
42,700 sq ft
(3,967 sq m)
Project Floor Area
72,200 sq ft
(6,707 sq m)
Project Footprint
42,300 sq ft
(3,930 sq m)
Tallest Panel
33 ft 7 in
(10.24 m)
Widest Panel
47 ft 0 in
(14.33 m)
Largest Panel
951 sq ft
(88.3 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
90,400 lbs
(41,005 kg)

Participating TCA Members

Endicott Thin Brick & Tile LLC
Thin brick
Innovative Brick Systems LLCSustaining Member icon
Thin brick
Meadow BurkeSustaining Member icon
Lifting hardware, Bracing
Form Services Inc
Lifting hardware, Bracing
Chesapeake Contracting Group Inc
General contractor
Precision Concrete Const Co
Tilt-up contractor

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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