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Beans, Meats & Soups Industrial Park

TCA Tilt-Up Project Profile - Manufacturing/Industrial Division

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Beans, Meats & Soups Industrial Park is a two-building project consisting of 157,952 square feet.  Building one is an extremely high-tech meat processing company that utilizes calibrated equipment purchased from an Iceland-based company to process all of the meat served in the southern region of the U.S.

The entire facility, which meets all FDA guidelines, is designed to be a freezer. The building includes insulated floors, a quality control room, as well as extensive use of stainless steel and easily cleanable surfaces. Building two is a single-story food processing building with a storage mezzanine and complete interior build-out. The building is used for cooking, packaging and storing beans and its interior manufacturing area features 50,000-gallon caldrons for hydration and heating. The building itself is “compartmentalized” to withstand tornados and has an overall master plan of two additional food service buildings to form a campus.

Tilt-Up was selected for this project as it enables the use of a variety of architectural elements including a series of vertical planes as well as cantilevered “L” shaped panels that create a tectonic planar design approach to the headpieces on the office elements.

The Tilt-Up method also resulted in an economical, durable and flexible building choice.


Project Specifics

Total Panels (Single Building)
118 panels
Project Wall Area
86,760 sq ft
(8,060 sq m)
Project Floor Area
157,952 sq ft
(14,674 sq m)
Project Footprint
133,775 sq ft
(12,428 sq m)
Tallest Panel
41 ft 0 in
(12.50 m)
Widest Panel
31 ft 6 in
(9.61 m)
Largest Panel
888 sq ft
(82.5 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
133,200 lbs
(60,419 kg)
Tallest Cantilever Panel
41 ft 0 in
(12.50 m)

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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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