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Eye Institute of Texas

TCA Tilt-Up Project Profile - Office Division

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Built with cost-efficiency and low maintenance in mind, the new Eye Institute of Texas rests in the heart of a booming medical community.

The building houses several medical facilities, including an ambulatory surgery center. Located just two miles from the Dallas Presbyterian Hospital, the four-story structure features 70-foot Tilt-Up wall panels with window openings on all four sides of the building, allowing natural light to fill the interior. Efficient floor plates also were used to maximize the amount of natural light pouring into the windows.

The use of Tilt-Up allowed the design and construction schedules to be compressed, thereby decreasing costs and achieving the owner's goal of constructing a contemporary, low-maintenance facility.


Project Specifics

Project Wall Area
28,300 sq ft
(2,629 sq m)
Project Floor Area
91,649 sq ft
(8,514 sq m)
Project Footprint
22,978 sq ft
(2,135 sq m)
Tallest Panel
73 ft 0 in
(22.25 m)
Widest Panel
17 ft 3 in
(5.26 m)
Largest Panel
1,168 sq ft
(108.5 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
126,000 lbs
(57,153 kg)

Participating TCA Members

Alliance Architects, Inc.
Osburn Contractors, Inc.
Tilt-Up contractor
Dayton Superior CorporationSustaining Member icon
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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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