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C Vista Process, Warehouse, and Technical Buildings

TCA Tilt-Up Project Profile - Warehouse/Distribution Division

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C Vista's three-building distribution center includes a process building, where liquid flavoring and fragrance is produced, a warehouse building where the product is stored in tanks and a technical office.

The close proximity of the warehouse and process buildings along with a tight construction site, presented a construction challenge. A premeditated lifting sequence and casting slab layout ensured a fluid and safe erection. The process building panels exceeded 66 feet in height, were 14 inches thick and had weights reaching 188,000 pounds. The process and warehouse facilities required flawless floors, to prevent deflection in the large steel containers that store the product.

The contractor had to brace the structure's panels to the outside of the building with the use of helical piles. Load gathering Tilt-Up braces were used to minimize the braces to two per panel, which sped up the lifting and removal procedure, in turn assisting the schedule and budget.

C Vista's cutting edge approach and progressive architectural design has created an aesthetically pleasing Tilt-Up structure with the desired exposure from the adjacent interstate.


Project Specifics

Project Wall Area
93,970 sq ft
(8,730 sq m)
Project Floor Area
60,934 sq ft
(5,661 sq m)
Project Footprint
60,934 sq ft
(5,661 sq m)
Tallest Panel
66 ft 0 in
(20.12 m)
Widest Panel
36 ft 0 in
(10.97 m)

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Tilt-Up contractor
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Applied coatings

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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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