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Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement

Vision Fitness

2009 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Office Division

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When Vision Fitness needed to add office and warehouse space to an existing Tilt-Up office building, the company once again selected Tilt-Up for the expansion.

It was important for the new 145,000-square-foot addition to match the existing building (constructed seven years prior), so Newcomb carefully chose integral colors for the insulated, exposed-concrete panels—a warm brown “cinnamon toast” shade punctuated with white for the exterior, and a rich coffee tint for the interior. By sandblasting the exterior panels and casting deep corrugations into three of the panels, the contractor was able to provide textural interest as well.

To allow power cables to connect easily to workstations, the office portion of the building was designed with a raised floor, which meant the slab at the open office area had to be recessed so the floor elevations would match.

Although the office space within the addition is small (just 25,000 square feet), innovative features such as large windows topped by a spandrel panel, radiant in-floor heating and sawtooth skylights prove that small Tilt-Up buildings can be constructed on a reasonable budget (just $130 per square foot) without sacrificing style.

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Project Specifics

Project Wall Area
3,000 sq ft
(279 sq m)
Project Floor Area
145,000 sq ft
(13,471 sq m)
Project Footprint
14,200 sq ft
(1,319 sq m)
Tallest Panel
16 ft 0 in
(4.88 m)
Widest Panel
25 ft 9 in
(7.85 m)
Largest Panel
328 sq ft
(30.5 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
44,550 lbs
(20,208 kg)
Longest Spandrel Panel
14 ft 0 in
(4.27 m)

Participating TCA Members

Newcomb Construction Company
General contractor, Tilt-Up contractor, Project engineer
Meadow BurkeSustaining Member icon
Lifting hardware, Braces
Nox-Crete Products GroupSustaining Member icon
Bond breaker
ThermomassSustaining Member icon
Insulation system

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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