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Hyla U.S.

TCA Tilt-Up Project Profile - Office Division

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Creating a corporate office facility to entertain foreign clients and impress them with the corporate image of quality was an important goal of the German-based Hyla Company. Tilt-Up provided the owner with a strong, durable and watertight facility that offered crisp edges and smooth panel faces.

This was a small building on a tight sight, which allowed for limited crane movement. As a mixed-use facility offering both office and warehouse storage space, occupancy separations were naturally created by the Tilt-Up panels.

Recognizing that block and granite was cost prohibitive, a simulated granite panel wainscot was used to make the project affordable. The simulated granite panels were created with reveals and multiple layers of textured paint. Porte cochere was cast in four pieces and tilted as one component. Additional architectural features included balcony projections with Tilt-Up deck and floor panels, as well as tower panels articulated with simulated granite wainscot with bold, rounded window openings to create a striking clean and crisp elevation.


Project Specifics

Project Floor Area
11,000 sq ft
(1,022 sq m)
Tallest Panel
37 ft 5 in
(11.40 m)
Largest Panel
957 sq ft
(88.9 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
53,400 lbs
(24,222 kg)

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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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