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Southpark 1400

2008 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Office Division

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When contracted to construct a three-story office building in the South Park Center in Orlando, Fla., Seretta Construction faced some exacting requirements that presented plenty of construction challenges.

To start, the owner had requested that the panels be erected without leave-out strips for a seamless fit, requiring Seretta to form the slab edge so it would fit perfectly flush with the ground-floor openings and the inside of the Tilt-Up wall, leaving little room for error.

The building’s unique reveals (comprising one mile of the total surface area) were also atypical—instead of 45-degree beveled strips, they were 1-inch deep with a ¼-inch bevel. The panel joints were also designed to resemble the reveals, disguising them and adding further architectural interest to the structure.

In addition to the slab and Tilt-Up walls, Seretta also constructed the foundations, upper floors and roof slab for the 118,208-square-foot building, which received an Award of Merit for Excellence in Construction from the Association of Builders and Contractors of Central Florida.

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Project Specifics

Project Wall Area
34,244 sq ft
(3,181 sq m)
Project Floor Area
118,208 sq ft
(10,982 sq m)
Project Footprint
39,104 sq ft
(3,633 sq m)
Tallest Panel
45 ft 3 in
(13.79 m)
Widest Panel
31 ft 11 in
(9.73 m)
Largest Panel
1,445 sq ft
(134.2 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
81,091 lbs
(36,782 kg)

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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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