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Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement

Evangelical Christian Credit Union

2003 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Retail Division

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Tilt-Up was selected because it seemed best suited to the architectural requirements of the project, and there is significant Tilt-Up expertise available in the area.

The large radius of the entry panels and the complex rustication and recesses, combined with a tight schedule for the concrete work were the major challenges. The large radiuses were formed by using radius form panels by Symons Forms. This project was the first time that they had attempted to use their form for a Tilt-Up application, and they were anxious to have us try out their form system in this way. The forming could have been done with plywood, but the steel allowed us to hold a tighter tolerance and gave us a better finished product.

Careful detailing of the panel shop drawings allowed us to make virtually no errors on this complex project. The tight schedule was maintained with careful planning and a lot of hard work. In addition large panels and long reaches required the use of a 300 ton crawler crane.

Different colors of paint-accented reliefs and rustications in panels. Stone veneer accents were used to create a rich image and add depth to the concrete exterior. Colors suggest California sunshine and some of the more classic styles of architecture found in Southern California.

Project Specifics

Tallest Panel
42 ft 0 in
(12.80 m)
Largest Panel
1,387 sq ft
(128.9 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
154,000 lbs
(69,853 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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