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Winter Garden Village

TCA Tilt-Up Project Profile - Retail Division

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Originally designed as a concrete masonry project, the Winter Garden Village incorporated Tilt-Up throughout its construction to save the owner time and money.

With more than half a million square feet to be built in only a ten-month period, the subcontractor faced many obstacles. For example, the extremely aggressive schedule called for several trades to overlap, thereby creating a challenge with panel bracing. To remedy this challenge, the subcontractor worked closely with the general contractor to ensure that the construction was coordinated between all of the trades to keep the project running smoothly. Additionally, the subcontractor was also able to re-use casting slabs in order to work with the tight space limitations. Another challenge was architectural features including thin brick, which was applied to several storefronts.

To create the feel of real brick, a special formliner was used to mold the thin brick exterior. The project’s magnitude, extremely tight schedule and the many architectural details of the concrete work proves the advantages of using Tilt-Up.

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Project Specifics

Total Panels (Single Building)
726 panels
Project Wall Area
352,968 sq ft
(32,791 sq m)
Project Floor Area
505,000 sq ft
(46,915 sq m)
Project Footprint
432,703 sq ft
(40,198 sq m)
Tallest Panel
49 ft 0 in
(14.94 m)
Widest Panel
32 ft 0 in
(9.75 m)
Largest Panel
1,256 sq ft
(116.7 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
186,690 lbs
(84,681 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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