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Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement

Rooms To Go Distribution & Retail Center

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

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This building features large spandrels at the retail center and office entrances. It was necessary to vertically lower the spandrels into their final position, as the panels that supported them featured 8-inch wide slots to keep the spandrels permanently in place rather than welded connections. Most of the spandrels are 57-feet long with the longest at 75-feet and 3.75-inches. The longest spandrel was a cantilevered member that is supported by a panel on only one end since it formed a corner of the building with another spandrel. Seretta designed a temporary footing and steel column to support this spandrel until the permanent steel connection could be made. The entrance also features in laid letters in the panels marking the "entrance" to the retail center.

Project Specifics

Project Wall Area
282,322 sq ft
(26,228 sq m)
Project Floor Area
1,474,740 sq ft
(137,003 sq m)
Project Footprint
1,454,147 sq ft
(135,090 sq m)
Tallest Panel
48 ft 0 in
(14.63 m)
Widest Panel
38 ft 8 in
(11.80 m)
Largest Panel
1,423 sq ft
(132.2 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
162,600 lbs
(73,754 kg)
Longest Spandrel Panel
75 ft 3 in
(22.96 m)

Participating TCA Members

Dayton Superior CorporationSustaining Member icon
Lifting hardware
Nox-Crete Products GroupSustaining Member icon
Form release
Seretta Construction IncSustaining Member icon
Tilt-up contractor
A.H. Harris & Sons, Inc.Sustaining Member icon
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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