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1800 Military Trail Parking Garage

TCA Tilt-Up Project Profile - Parking Division

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Built in approximately eight and a half months, the 1800 Military Trail parking garage used Tilt-Up to provide an innovative hybrid structural system.

The engineer and contractor found that the site itself was extremely restricted, partially due to a conservation area located only ten-feet east of the project. Therefore, panel erection and bracing had to be carefully executed. In order to work with the space limitations, pours were completed in two horseshoe phases and panels were erected from only one side.

This project is a prime example of Tilt-Up setting a new standard in innovation. The panels, beams and columns were all cast on-site using a unique prestressing adaptation. These elements worked compositely with the cast-in-place concrete deck. The benefits of this innovative system include being cost-effective, efficient and fast-paced. Tilt-Up also increased durability, increased openness, decreased construction while delivering a pleasing aesthetic design.


Project Specifics

Total Panels (Single Building)
69 panels
Project Wall Area
49,587 sq ft
(4,607 sq m)
Project Floor Area
174,000 sq ft
(16,165 sq m)
Project Footprint
41,320 sq ft
(3,839 sq m)
Tallest Panel
55 ft 0 in
(16.76 m)
Widest Panel
43 ft 0 in
(13.11 m)
Largest Panel
2,090 sq ft
(194.2 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
239,700 lbs
(108,726 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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