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Hana America Corporation

TCA Tilt-Up Project Profile - Retail Division

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Schedule was one of the primary reasons Tilt-Up was selected for this retail, restaurant and office project. By utilizing Tilt-Up, the building was able to be constructed during the winter months so the project could be complete for the tourism season. Beyond schedule, Tilt-Up was selected for the insulating values the method offers as well as its low maintenance properties.

Located on an extremely tight, narrow site in downtown Niagara Falls, panels had to be formed on casting beds and an oversized crane was utilized to accommodate the long reach.

To complement the owner’s Korean heritage, the building features an Oriental motif with angled façade panels as well as stepped and offset eaves. The stone veneer with concrete Tilt-Up presents a bold, massive appearance to a small footprint. Soft cream and beige colors were used to create a warm and inviting look for the fine dining that is available in the restaurant.

The unique design is all concrete including the façade panels and the cast-in-place furring with insulation provided a drywall ready interior.

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Project Specifics

Project Floor Area
9,483 sq ft
(881 sq m)
Tallest Panel
27 ft 2 in
(8.28 m)
Largest Panel
756 sq ft
(70.2 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
48,000 lbs
(21,772 kg)

Participating TCA Members

LJB Inc.Sustaining Member icon
Project engineer
Dayton Superior CorporationSustaining Member icon
Bond breaker
Meadow BurkeSustaining Member icon
Lifting hardware, Braces

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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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