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Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement

York Preparatory Academy Schools

2015 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Educational Division

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While not particularly architecturally innovative, the architecture is conducive to providing the campus atmosphere desired for this community's educational facilities. Tilt-up offered the most economical method of constructing the multiple buildings on this 43-acre campus. From the retaining walls of the Student Union building to the long spans of the gymnasium, tilt-up provided the durability, safety, security and warmth desired. One particular outstanding engineering and construction feat was the record setting 89-foot wide panel. The panel provided challenges for Meadow Burke Engineering in the decision of lifting and rigging assemblies to successfully erect this unique tilt-up panel.

Project Specifics

Project Wall Area
132,987 sq ft
(12,354 sq m)
Project Floor Area
170,890 sq ft
(15,876 sq m)
Project Footprint
134,435 sq ft
(12,489 sq m)
Tallest Panel
39 ft 4 in
(11.99 m)
Widest Panel
89 ft 0 in
(27.13 m)
Largest Panel
2,577 sq ft
(239.4 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
115,780 lbs
(52,517 kg)
Longest Spandrel Panel
73 ft 1 in
(22.28 m)

Participating TCA Members

Citadel Contractors, Inc.Sustaining Member iconSustaining Member icon
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A.H. Harris & Sons, Inc.Sustaining Member icon
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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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