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Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement

Nations Safe Drivers

2007 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Office Division

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Although Nations Safe Drivers needed a fast-track schedule for their corporate headquarters, they also wanted a structure that would accurately reflect their company’s image.

To create a high-end architectural feel, Johnson Structural Group incorporated a consistent banded reveal at the top of the parapet, as well as reveals and recesses around each of the windows. This reveal structure is highlighted in shades of yellow and cream on the building’s exterior.

The dramatic entry features parapet return walls extended back into the roof, highlighted by teal-colored feature panels and aluminum curved canopies. These 30-foot-wide curved feature panels, which bear the load of the floor and roof joists, represent the project’s largest and heaviest panels, and were cast using foam forms.

The entrance also features a unique balcony formed from 24-inch-thick Tilt-Up columns tied together with 8-inch spandrel panels.

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Project Specifics

Tallest Panel
41 ft 5 in
(12.62 m)
Largest Panel
1,250 sq ft
(116.1 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
125,000 lbs
(56,699 kg)

Participating TCA Members

Johnson Structural Group Inc
Consultant
Builders Plus, Inc.Sustaining Member icon
Tilt-Up contractor

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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