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Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement

FINSA Monterrey Facility

2015 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Manufacturing/Industrial Division

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The construction design took advantage of several pre cast panel systems in order to achieve the technical requirements and also the great architecture concept. The insulated panels help to achieve the LEED silver Certification. Using horizontal precast panels, supported on the isolated foundations, the need of a continuous foundation was eliminated, and this improved the timing of the construction and generated savings to the project. Using the horizontal precast panels, it was possible to work in parallel with the steel structure, so it has also a positive impact on the project execution time.

In the main Facade, where the office area is located, non-insulated horizontal panels were used implementing the "L-shape panels". This gives a great look at the corners of the facade with no vertical joints visible. The incorporation of horizontal reveals with the combination of glass and aluminum gives a really modern look to the facade, using standards, the costs were kept low. The horizontal reveals were difficult to implement, because they were manually installed. The supervision of this activity was constant to avoid any mistakes on the form-work. For this project, 10,500-feet of reveals wood forms were used.

The combination of all different construction materials and the ideas of each team member resulted in a great project, technically replicable and architecturally unique.

Project Specifics

Project Wall Area
52,378 sq ft
(4,866 sq m)
Project Floor Area
151,383 sq ft
(14,063 sq m)
Project Footprint
159,802 sq ft
(14,846 sq m)
Tallest Panel
21 ft 1 in
(6.43 m)
Widest Panel
39 ft 3 in
(11.96 m)
Largest Panel
829 sq ft
(77.0 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
72,466 lbs
(32,870 kg)
Tallest Cantilever Panel
4 ft 6 in
(1.37 m)

Participating TCA Members

Dayton Superior CorporationSustaining Member icon
Lifting hardware, Form release
Finsa Ingenieria y Construccion
General contractor, Project architect

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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