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Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement

Gap/Old Navy Phase I

2001 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Retail Division

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Due to the overall size of this $76 million project, 1.5 million square feet, and the fast-track 12-month schedule (April 1999-April 2000), Tilt-Up was selected over the precast building method because of its ability to meet such tight schedules. The tallest panel measures almost 61 feet high, while the heaviest panel weighs more than 116,900 lbs.

The two-story office sits comfortably in front of the taller warehouse structure and gives the facility a corporate presence and scale. Angled panels create dynamic glass corners, reflective of Old Navy's philosophy and growth, while the front elevation steps to yield shadow and animation for the approaching visitor or employee.

Thickened Tilt-Up panels accommodate the spandrel glass for the horizontal glazing bands. Tilt-Up also was utilized for interior shear walls at the two-story office. The inter-locking of panels at MFL wall intersections allow for movement during a seismic event.

Meadow Burke Accessories and Conspec's Tilt EEZ bondbreaker were used for this high-profile project.

For more information, contact Christie Veljkovic at Clayco Construction Company, Inc. at (614) 429-5100.

Project Specifics

Project Floor Area
1,500,000 sq ft
(139,350 sq m)
Tallest Panel
60 ft 10 in
(18.54 m)
Heaviest Panel
116,990 lbs
(53,066 kg)

Participating TCA Members

General contractor
Alper Audi, Inc.
Project engineer
Meadow BurkeSustaining Member icon
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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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