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Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement

International Design Center

2007 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Office Division

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Although the owner – Miromar Development Corporation -- for this retail/office multi-use project was unfamiliar with Tilt-Up construction, the estimated cost savings of using site-cast instead of masonry won favor, making Tilt-Up the ideal solution.

Constructed in about eight months, the 270,000-square-foot project offers a high-end space with flexibility for a variety of tenants. With the tallest panel measuring 65 feet, recessed arched windows were central to the design theme and create a dramatic effect.

One of the challenges for this project was adhering to the project schedule even though the owner wanted elements of the project redesigned once the project had begun. To further complicate this situation, the owner decided to hire a new general contractor midstream.

Even in the face of these obstacles, the owner saved about $6 million dollars by converting the project from masonry and stucco to Tilt-Up.

Project Specifics

Project Floor Area
270,000 sq ft
(25,083 sq m)
Tallest Panel
65 ft 0 in
(19.81 m)
Largest Panel
2,405 sq ft
(223.4 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
141,000 lbs
(63,957 kg)

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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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