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TCA Tilt-Up Project Profile - Office Division

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Located in Lincoln's University Place, 48ROCK is part of University Pointe, a planned development designed to revive the historic neighborhood. For the building that is home to their own offices, the contractor wanted to create a unique modern structure that bridges the gap between the University Place neighborhood's historical architecture and today's contemporary buildings.

The structure features a prominent entry tower that showcases the innovative combination of Tilt-Up and pre-engineered building systems, while the exterior was lightly sandblasted to highlight the natural beauty of the concrete. Inside, the open ceiling and exposed walls provide a working classroom to educate the contractor's clients about the advantages of Tilt-Up construction.

The use of sandwich-insulated Tilt-Up wall panels in concert with a Geo Exchange HVAC system reduces overall energy use in the building, and casting beds were recycled into crushed aggregate and used as a sub-base for the parking lot.

The contractor hopes efforts like these will earn the structure Lincoln's first privately-owned LEED Gold certification.


Project Specifics

Project Wall Area
19,834 sq ft
(1,843 sq m)
Project Floor Area
20,000 sq ft
(1,858 sq m)
Project Footprint
10,000 sq ft
(929 sq m)
Tallest Panel
33 ft 0 in
(10.06 m)
Widest Panel
27 ft 7 in
(8.43 m)
Largest Panel
726 sq ft
(67.4 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
73,000 lbs
(33,112 kg)
Longest Spandrel Panel
26 ft 8 in
(8.13 m)
Recycled Content
388 tons (US)

Participating TCA Members

Ayars & Ayars, Inc.
General Contractor
LJB Inc.Sustaining Member icon
Project engineer
Meadow BurkeSustaining Member icon
Lifting hardware, Bond breaker
HD Supply Construction & Industrial White Cap
Tilt-Up accessories
Scott System, Inc.
Form release
ThermomassSustaining Member icon
Insulation systems

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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