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Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement

Emulex Corporate Campus

2006 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Warehouse/Distribution Division

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Needing additional space quickly, the owner selected Tilt-Up for this facility because of its speed of construction and cost-effectiveness. The contractor employed widely regarded concrete installation techniques using laser-guided equipment to deliver a structurally solid building in earthquake prone southern California.

The unique infrastructure of the buildings included specialized cabling for the lab and the acoustic ceilings that needed to reduce noise and vibration from equipment. It was important to increase some base flooring and wall depth in order to help keep the disruptions from the computer equipment minimized.

Another challenge was deciding how everything was going to be cabled for both power and the networks. The result was a sophisticated cabling system that kept cables out of the way while making it easy for engineers to connect, disconnect and move equipment within the complex as needed.

The primary color palette of blue, caramel, gold and black was utilized in all aspects of the project. A dramatic glass curtain wall framed by the offset eastern façades of the other two buildings marks the main entry lobby. Floor-to-ceiling glass-enclosed walkways connect the buildings and 9-foot ceilings with floor-to-ceiling windows create a dramatic effect.

Project Specifics

Project Floor Area
480,000 sq ft
(44,592 sq m)
Tallest Panel
33 ft 0 in
(10.06 m)
Largest Panel
900 sq ft
(83.6 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
133,333 lbs
(60,479 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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