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Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement

Manchester Cinemas

2001 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Commercial Division

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Consolidated Theatres selected Tilt-Up for this 12-screen cinema because of the method's ability to meet tight schedules and budgets, as well as the sound abatement and security benefits of a concrete facility. In fact, 8-inch Tilt-Up panels, decorated with curtains and carpet, were utilized on the interior of the facility to control sound transmission between the theatres. The roof structure breaks at each demising Tilt-Up wall further control sound transmission in a very cost effective manner.

The architecture used for the cinemas was achieved with an ornate entrance combining Tilt-Up, EIFS, steel stud and glass.

Since Tilt-Up was also used for interior walls, there were more than 50,000 square feet of wall panels for the 37,000 square foot floor area and panels has to be stack cast. The tallest panel is 39 feet, while the heaviest panel weights about 90,000 lbs. The facility was constructed in 180 days and serves as the company's prototype for future cinemas.

For more information, contact Glenn Doncaster of Citadel Contractors, Inc. at (919) 832-5411.

Project Specifics

Project Floor Area
37,100 sq ft
(3,447 sq m)
Tallest Panel
39 ft 0 in
(11.89 m)
Largest Panel
801 sq ft
(74.4 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
89,580 lbs
(40,633 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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