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Temple Dor Dorim

TCA Tilt-Up Project Profile - Spiritual Division

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The architect wanted a very low profile for the building, which is an addition to an existing building. An “epicore” concrete deck was used for the roof surrounding the dome – ensuring maximum clear height with minimum depth of structure. Tilt-Up panels were hung on the side of the round concrete columns at the covered canopy along the social hall and columns were formed round at the bottom (the visible portion) and square above (hidden behind the soffits) to simplify panel connections.

A section of the building features a domed roof that projects above the surrounding structure. Four panels with slender legs support four spandrel panels, creating an octagon in plan. The eight panels have louver openings and support radial steel arched trusses creating the roof dome.

A variety of architectural treatments were used to create the desired look including integration of the clerestory within Tilt-Up, radius and coffered ceiling features, as well as a dome ceiling. Extensive casework throughout is evident through the use of marble floors and stone walls. A wood canopy at the entry extends through the curtain wall and into the building. Arriscraft stone veneer wraps the panels at the front entry and extends into the building.

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Project Specifics

Project Floor Area
21,500 sq ft
(1,997 sq m)
Tallest Panel
20 ft 10 in
(6.35 m)
Largest Panel
566 sq ft
(52.6 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
57,000 lbs
(25,855 kg)

Participating TCA Members

LJB Inc.Sustaining Member icon
Project engineer
Nox-Crete Products GroupSustaining Member icon
Bond breaker, Form release
Meadow BurkeSustaining Member icon
Lifting hardware

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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