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Beck Office Building

TCA Tilt-Up Project Profile - Office Division

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The Tampa Heights Riverfront Community Redevelopment Area, a community eyesore since the local police moved their headquarters elsewhere, is currently being reinvented as a premier waterfront community.

One of its first buildings, this 32,000-square-foot, two-story-plus-penthouse office, was constructed using a cast-in-place concrete, steel-reinforced Tilt-Up wall panel and structural steel system. The building's natural exposed concrete finish, created using a hand-set, custom formliner built with 1-by-4-inch lumber, gives the panels a dynamic, textured plank board look. (The lumber was reused as exposed ceiling material in the conference room.)

Because of the sloping site, stepped foundations and a cast-in-place stem wall (with a finish carefully matched to the Tilt-Up panels) were used to establish an aesthetically pleasing base for the panels. Because the tilting clearance was less than 12 inches from an existing occupied building, panels were plumb-set with a proprietary panel clamp, allowing them to be picked straight up without a top pick plate.

The addition of rusted steel panels, integrated trellises and a green roof enhance the earthy feel of this LEED Silver Certified office building.


Project Specifics

Project Wall Area
18,715 sq ft
(1,739 sq m)
Project Floor Area
32,000 sq ft
(2,973 sq m)
Project Footprint
14,000 sq ft
(1,301 sq m)
Tallest Panel
47 ft 0 in
(14.33 m)
Widest Panel
31 ft 1 in
(9.48 m)
Largest Panel
1,003 sq ft
(93.2 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
81,000 lbs
(36,741 kg)
Tallest Cantilever Panel
9 ft 6 in
(2.90 m)
Recycled Content
172 tons (US)

Participating TCA Members

LJB Inc.Sustaining Member icon
Project engineer
Meadow BurkeSustaining Member icon
Lifting hardware
HD Supply Construction & Industrial White Cap
Nox-Crete Products GroupSustaining Member icon
Bond breaker

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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