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Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement

Concepts Direct

1999 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Office Division

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The original design for the new Concepts Direct, a custom mail order retailer, multi-use building called for the main entry and lobby walls to be clad with local cleft-faced sandstone.

Saunders Construction worked with Intergroup Architects to reduce the cost of the project.

The solution was Tilt-Up with the unusual method of casting the panels face-up. The contractor then calling on Colorado Hardscapes, Denver, a Bowmanite® installer, to apply the sandstone finish.

The result is a striking building with a finish that is difficult to distinguish from the native sandstone that was originally specified.

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Participating TCA Members

Intergroup Architects Inc
Saunders Construction Inc
General contractor, Tilt-Up contractor

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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