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The Carillon-Phase II

TCA Tilt-Up Project Profile - Parking Division

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When the architect for this project sought to incorporate their signature free-form shapes into the ventilation panels of a parking garage, they relied upon Tilt-Up panels for execution, as cast-in-place concrete would have been too time-consuming and costly.

Detailed renderings and 1:1 templates of the top and bottom panel curves were devised, which were then used to set the form boards. To connect the Tilt-Up panels to the cast-in-place structure, they used embed plates in the face of the columns as well as the floor slabs.

Once the garage structure was complete, the embed plates were surveyed three dimensionally, and adjusted in the field to accommodate variances in the as-built plate locations. Keeping in mind the environment, the panels were designed to withstand the high wind pressures common in the coastal location, as well as to resist vehicular impact in areas where they extended above the garage floor. Hidden connections provide a seamless appearance for the white panels, while steel louvers running between the panels add an eye-catching contrast while facilitating ventilation.


Project Specifics

Total Panels (Single Building)
80 panels
Project Wall Area
29,000 sq ft
(2,694 sq m)
Project Floor Area
442,000 sq ft
(41,062 sq m)
Project Footprint
63,230 sq ft
(5,874 sq m)
Tallest Panel
21 ft 0 in
(6.40 m)
Widest Panel
35 ft 5 in
(10.80 m)
Largest Panel
480 sq ft
(44.6 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
36,000 lbs
(16,329 kg)
Longest Spandrel Panel
35 ft 5 in
(10.80 m)

Participating TCA Members

Johnson Structural Group Inc
Consulting engineer
Nox-Crete Products GroupSustaining Member icon
Bond breaker
Meadow BurkeSustaining Member icon
Lifting hardware, Braces
Textured Coatings of America Inc

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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