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Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement

Louisville Metro Commerce Center

2005 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Manufacturing/Industrial Division

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With the goal of constructing a state-of-the-art distribution facility, Tilt-Up was selected for its architectural flexibility, speed of construction and cost-effectiveness. The architectural detail and first-class landscaping create a distribution center with the appearance of a Class A office facility.

Constructed at the Old Louisville Motor Speedway site, extensive demolition and challenging site conditions added to the complexity of the project. The facility offers a tan and green color scheme and is highlighted through the use of glass, aluminum framing and an upgraded paint system. A two-story curtain wall accented with aluminum perforated panels adds an increased level of detail at entry points. Stand-alone architectural Tilt-Up panels highlighted by decorative aluminum and steel were used to accentuate the corner entrances.

Special architectural treatments include perforated anodized aluminum panels, a two-story glass curtain wall and galvanized ornamental steel fabrications.

Project Specifics

Project Floor Area
517,000 sq ft
(48,029 sq m)
Tallest Panel
46 ft 0 in
(14.02 m)
Largest Panel
1,118 sq ft
(103.9 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
66,864 lbs
(30,329 kg)

Participating TCA Members

Kovert Hawkins Architects
Architect

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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