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Chevron North Park Office Building

TCA Tilt-Up Project Profile - Office Division

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Completed in just eight months, this $78-million project consists of multi-story office wings, a central amenity area with a large meeting space, a full-service kitchen and a fitness center. The 300,000-square-foot facility serves as the headquarters for the Gulf of Mexico Operations for the Chevron Company that previously operated in the New Orleans but had to relocate as a result of Hurricane Katrina. The goal of the project was to create a facility that would minimize the risk of weather-related business disruptions, while creating an office environment that would attract and retain quality employees.

Chosen for its versatility in fast-track construction, architectural appeal and durability, Tilt-Up construction provided the owner structurally sound advantages needed for building within a hurricane zone. Tilt-Up construction is not very common in lower Louisiana. As such, the Chevron project is one of the largest Tilt-Up projects constructed in the state.

Overall, the project provided many challenges from conception to completion. For example, the aggressive schedule provided complexities in construction and erection, and due to site constrictions, the team had to simplify the erection process. The schedule and conditions were met by using casting slabs and bracing to the outside in order to allow for steel erection to continue inside once the panels were erected.

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Project Specifics

Total Panels (Single Building)
131 panels
Project Wall Area
116,970 sq ft
(10,867 sq m)
Project Floor Area
290,500 sq ft
(26,987 sq m)
Project Footprint
108,000 sq ft
(10,033 sq m)
Tallest Panel
69 ft 11 in
(21.31 m)
Widest Panel
37 ft 0 in
(11.29 m)
Largest Panel
2,308 sq ft
(214.4 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
195,510 lbs
(88,682 kg)

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Forum Studio
Architect

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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