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St. Anthony High School

TCA Tilt-Up Project Profile - Educational Division

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The 29,444-square-foot educational addition to St. Anthony High School received tremendous community support. Tilt-Up was selected for its speed, strength and thermal properties.

Judges maintained that the integration between Tilt-Up and glass was effective. Further, the successful balance between exposed concrete and brick make the project worthy of this award.

Numerous offsets and corners, as well as two elevations of embedded steel for connections of mezzanine and roof structures, added to the complexity of this project. The building has a tremendous amount of window and door openings that are curved. Four different panel thicknesses were used throughout the building. Panels had to be stack-cast three high, because only a minimum amount of floor space was available.

Brick or EIFS was used on the exterior, but most of the interior walls will be painted. The addition created a secure entrance, with more classroom space, a 400 seat multipurpose room, and a 2,100 seat gymnasium.


Project Specifics

Project Floor Area
29,444 sq ft
(2,735 sq m)
Tallest Panel
40 ft 5 in
(12.33 m)
Largest Panel
901 sq ft
(83.7 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
87,140 lbs
(39,526 kg)

Participating TCA Members

Meadow BurkeSustaining Member icon
Lifting hardware, Bond breaker
LJB Inc.Sustaining Member icon
Project engineer

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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