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Mill Pond Village

TCA Tilt-Up Project Profile - Retail Division

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The goal of the Mill Pond Village project in Cary, N.C., the only winner in the Retail category for the 2002 Awards, was construction of a multi-use facility providing employment, dining, laundry, banking, grocery shopping, exercise facilities and postal services, to coincide with the corporate office for Lowe's Food Store.

The biggest challenge for builder Citadel Contractors was convincing the owner to select site-cast Tilt-Up.

The developer, an owner of other Tilt-Up structures, felt Tilt-Up was the best method for this facility which was designed as a steel stud/brick veneer project with EIFS detail. The challenges continued with the specification of Tilt-Up for the stairwell and elevator shear walls.

Architectural treatment of the Tilt-Up panels varied and included inlaid brick, reveals, EIFS cornices and Dryvit finish. There are two prominent entrances at the fountain courtyard which feature cast-in brick on both faces, projecting columns and bands.

The end result in selecting site-cast Tilt-Up concrete was savings in excess of $1,000,000 and a two-month schedule advantage for construction of the intricate 254,000-square-foot facility.


Project Specifics

Total Panels (Single Building)
332 panels
Project Wall Area
125,339 sq ft
(11,644 sq m)
Project Floor Area
254,114 sq ft
(23,607 sq m)
Tallest Panel
45 ft 1 in
(13.74 m)
Largest Panel
1,498 sq ft
(139.2 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
105,770 lbs
(47,976 kg)

Participating TCA Members

Citadel Contractors, Inc.Sustaining Member iconSustaining Member icon
Tilt-Up contractor
Meadow BurkeSustaining Member icon
Tilt-Up accessories
Thin brick

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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