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Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement

Jesuit Middle School Of Omaha

1999 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Educational Division

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This structure was built to add classrooms, library, chapel and a commons area to an existing school. The Tilt-Up contractor, Daedalus Construction Co., poured 10.5-inch-thick insulated panels comprising 2.5 inches of fascia concrete, two inches of THERMOMASS Building insulation, and six inches of concrete on the interior. Brick accent strips were used to match the brick in the old school.

The front chapel wall was cast in one piece, approximately 36-feet wide by 28-feet tall. Lightweight concrete was used to reduce the lifting weight of this wall to 30 tons.

The resulting design will allow the school to reconfigure the interior non-bearing walls in any way necessary to meet present and future needs. Kiewit Construction Company was the general contractor.

Project Specifics

Largest Panel
1,008 sq ft
(93.6 sq m)

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Insulation system

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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