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TCA Tilt-Up Project Profile - Manufacturing/Industrial Division

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This is another award winning building that evokes the question - Can you do that with tilt-up? ALM Inc. of Floyd Knobs, Indiana was the general and tilt-up contractor for this job attractive office and industrial building. The facility is comprised of 100,000 square feet of manufacturing area and a 30,000 square foot office/showroom.

The 2-story office/showroom is constructed of tilt-up columns, 'beam' panels, cantilevered panels and typical full height panels. Reveals and a form liner pattern were carried throughout the office/showroom as well as the manufacturing facility panels.

Casting space was tight for both phases of the project. All of the office/showroom panels were cast on the 15,000 square foot slab on grade with the exception of the tilt-up columns. Panels for the manufacturing area were stack cast four high in some areas.

The many angles, shapes, corners, offsets, and forms in this structure challenged the designers and builders. Without the benefit of computer aided drafting the challenge would have been much greater. Erection was compared to putting together a jigsaw puzzle. The project was a challenge, but through close attention to detail and experience gained over many years of constructing tilt-up, AML, Inc. was able to complete the project smoothly.

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Project Specifics

Project Floor Area
130,000 sq ft
(12,077 sq m)

Participating TCA Members

AML, Inc.Sustaining Member icon
General contractor, Tilt-Up contractor
Kovert Hawkins Architects
Architect
Meadow BurkeSustaining Member icon
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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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