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Mission Hills Church

TCA Tilt-Up Project Profile - Spiritual Division

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Set back into the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, this tilt-up structure was woven into the natural landscape to create a multi-user spiritual facility.

The footprint of the building is a combination of a two- and three-story tilt-up building with a center core sanctuary area. The three-story tilt-up portion is unique because of the location and the design of the building as it blends into the sloped building site. This unique construction site slopes 45 feet from north to south and has a 16-foot elevation variation from the front of building to the back of the building. The foundation system was a combination of caissons and tilt-up wall panels.

On the interior of the building, the tilt-up panels were constructed to retain the sub-grade between the sanctuary and the lower level floor, using 16-foot high panels with tilt-up panel counter forts to resist overturn.

On the exterior of the building two- and three-story panels were used. The architectural design included: tilt-up, tilt-up with thin brick, standard masonry, exposed structural tube steel, structural wood timbers, glass curtain wall systems, window awnings, standing seam metal roof, and colored architectural precast lintels and sills.


Project Specifics

Total Panels (Single Building)
169 panels
Project Wall Area
78,664 sq ft
(7,308 sq m)
Project Floor Area
101,256 sq ft
(9,407 sq m)
Project Footprint
63,292 sq ft
(5,880 sq m)
Tallest Panel
50 ft 9 in
(15.47 m)
Widest Panel
30 ft 1 in
(9.18 m)
Largest Panel
1,123 sq ft
(104.3 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
131,200 lbs
(59,511 kg)
Tallest Cantilever Panel
0 ft 0 in
(0.00 m)
Longest Spandrel Panel
25 ft 0 in
(7.62 m)

Participating TCA Members

KB Concrete Systems, Inc.Sustaining Member icon
Tilt-Up contractor
Dayton Superior CorporationSustaining Member icon
Lifting hardware
CMC Construction ServicesSustaining Member icon
Advanced Formliners LLC
Brick liner

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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