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Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement

DIVCON, Inc. World Headquarters

2010 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Office Division

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DIVCON, Inc. began to design their world headquarters with several goals in mind. The structure needed to exude durability, sustainability and also be cost-effective. In addition, the building had to possess unique qualities but still “fit in” with the other buildings in the Pinecroft Business Park. A noticeable attribute of the DIVCON, Inc. building is the commitment to concrete.

The shell is comprised of insulated Tilt-Up sandwich panels, which are energy efficient and built with sustainability in mind. The exterior finishes include cast-in brick, as-cast concrete, sandblasted concrete, stone textured formliner and polished concrete; all of which utilize colored ready-mixed concrete. Concealed by stone textured Tilt-Up fence panels, all outdoor storage matches the color and texture of the building itself. The main entry is accentuated by a horizontal concrete panel that gives the appearance of floating on the glass storefront. Even the front sidewalk utilizes colored concrete, tying the project together. The main entry includes polished concrete columns with a polished concrete floor.

All of the interior surfaces of the sandwich panels were textured and painted, with the majority of the floor surfaces being either polished or burnished concrete. The use of concrete on the inside of the building provides durability as well as added thermal mass, which helps minimize temperature swings inside the building. The building resides in an area of Tilt-Up buildings with cast-in brick.

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Participating TCA Members

DIVCON, Inc.Sustaining Member iconSustaining Member icon
General contractor, Tilt-Up contractor
Meadow BurkeSustaining Member icon
Lifting hardware
Nox-Crete Products GroupSustaining Member icon
Bond breaker, Form release
Fitzgerald Formliners
Formliner
Scott System, Inc.
Thin brick
Dayton Superior CorporationSustaining 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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