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Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement

General Technologies Inc.

2007 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Manufacturing/Industrial Division

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Although the majority of the structure Powers Brown Architecture designed for General Technologies was intended for manufacturing, a portion of the building would also house office space, so the owners sought a design that went beyond the typical “big box” warehouse treatment. However, they needed to achieve this goal within a limited budget, making Tilt-Up the natural choice.

To delineate the office from the rest of the building, Powers Brown created an oversized Tilt-Up cornice, supported at varying heights by Tilt-Up columns. The same element is repeated on a smaller scale as a light fixture in the lobby.

The office façade and entrance also feature a masonry veneer that further differentiates them from the manufacturing space.

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Project Specifics

Tallest Panel
41 ft 3 in
(12.57 m)
Largest Panel
1,005 sq ft
(93.4 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
115,000 lbs
(52,163 kg)

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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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