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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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The 112,495-square-feet is evenly divided between two large tilt-up boxes which are connected with a two story glass breezeway and pedestrian bridge. Insulated tilt-up concrete wall panels accelerated the construction schedule while reducing overall construction costs (as compared to other methods of construction) and providing a durable and energy efficient building. The exterior is a combination of modern and traditional architectural elements and finishes. The use of thin brick gives the appearance of a traditional brick structure, while the use of a glass breezeway, a cantilevered glass conference room, a two-story glass curtain wall at one corner and multiple vertical bands of diagonal curtain wall help to provide a modern feel. The modern and traditional elements are well balanced and also help with the massing. The exterior face of the panels is finished with thin brick, reveals, glazing, form liners and color.

Project Specifics

Project Wall Area
45,511 sq ft
(4,228 sq m)
Project Floor Area
112,450 sq ft
(10,447 sq m)
Project Footprint
75,903 sq ft
(7,051 sq m)
Tallest Panel
28 ft 3 in
(8.61 m)
Widest Panel
41 ft 6 in
(12.65 m)
Largest Panel
1,172 sq ft
(108.9 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
139,513 lbs
(63,282 kg)

Participating TCA Members

HK Composites, Inc.
Insulation systems
Tom Stuart Construction
General contractor, Tilt-up contractor
AE URBIA / J M Williams and Associates, Inc.
Project architect
Innovative Brick Systems LLCSustaining Member icon
Thin brick

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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