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Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement

Jade Stadium Redevelopment

2003 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Special Projects Division

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The owner of this 275,000-square-foot stadium sought an economic and practical solution for the construction of an additional 14,000 seats and associated facilities at Jade Stadium. Overall height of the stands is 35 meters, dictated by the required seismic performance. Tilt-Up walls were the most cost-effecive solution for the additional seating.

The majority of the architectural finishes are the as-cast concrete surfaces. Shaped radial walls, seating buttresses and supporting walls were the primary structural components provided by the Tilt-Up construction.

“When it comes to thinking outside the box,” says TCA Technical Director Jim Baty, “this project certainly embodies the engineering creativity of Tilt-Up.” “Enclosing space is the most typical use for Tilt-Up construction and certainly signs for building parks and privacy screens have been explored. However, providing the structural components for such a technically challenging project is a fantastic approach to applying Tilt-Up and capitalizing on several of its key features.”

Project Specifics

Tallest Panel
25 ft 0 in
(7.62 m)
Largest Panel
750 sq ft
(69.7 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
120,000 lbs
(54,431 kg)

Participating TCA Members

Alan Reay Consultants, Ltd.
Project engineer

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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