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Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement

Stapleton Business Center Bldg. E1

2003 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Warehouse/Distribution Division

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The 314,978-square-foot Stapleton Business Center Building E1 in Denver, Colo. was selected as the Best in Class winner in the Distribution & Warehouse category.

The overall complexity of this project was driven by the challenge of producing an aesthetically superior building façade to accommodate the demands of a high-profile building visible from the freeway, within the confines of a tight budget and an accelerated schedule. Familiar with the freedom and delivery site cast Tilt-Up construction offers, the tenant -- Ford Motor Company -- selected the construction method to meet their needs.

In order to create visual interest, accent panels were included providing relief on the building. Theses elements provided the opportunity to create shadow lines, supplied an opportunity for variation of color, and added distinctive recognizable architectural shapes. Three separate paint colors were used to create variation on the long building façade. Reveals, recesses, accent panels, changes in facade plane, and glass elements were all incorporated into the building design to create an innovative, state-of-the-art structure.

With the shell completed in only 210 days, Tilt-Up was certainly the best choice.

Project Specifics

Tallest Panel
45 ft 0 in
(13.72 m)
Largest Panel
1,000 sq ft
(92.9 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
100,000 lbs
(45,359 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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