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SpawGlass Construction Corporate Headquarters

TCA Tilt-Up Project Profile - Office Division

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As the first LEED certified building in Houston, and the fifth in all of Texas, the SpawGlass Construction Corporate Headquarters building is built to achieve efficiency. With LEED 2.0 Silver Certification for surpassing the basics, this sustainable building furthers the green building movement, and provides the owner with a competitive edge and recognition. In the project’s initial stages, the office was designed to be a basic Tilt-Up structure. However, the architect suggested taking the design to the next level. The resultant Tilt-Up plan provided not only a sustainable building method compatible with LEED guidelines, but also allowed for fast-track construction. The building was completed in a mere seven months.

Reflective white Tilt-Up walls and a light-colored roof also further the building’s efficiency, and the structure makes use of abundant glass (via architectural features such as glazed-aluminum curtain walls at the main entry and glazed-aluminum clerestory windows at each floor bay) to provide natural daylighting for the interior.

Approximately 78 percent of construction waste was recycled, and the project made use of recycled (44 percent) and locally manufactured (51 percent) materials wherever possible. Excelling in employee satisfaction and overall productivity, this green building outperforms the competition.


Project Specifics

Total Panels (Single Building)
37 panels
Project Floor Area
20,000 sq ft
(1,858 sq m)

Participating TCA Members

Cardno Haynes Whaley, Inc.
Project engineer
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Tilt-Up accessories
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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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