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John Gupton Stadium

TCA Tilt-Up Project Profile - Municipal Division

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Leander Independent School District made the decision to procure this project using the design/build delivery method. This provided a unique opportunity for each proposer to choose the best building systems to meet the needs of the project.

The contractor chosen selected a high performance design using insulated Tilt-Up with formliner, self-consolidating concrete and a unique staining process to provide an exterior finish that is both durable and matches the surrounding natural stone. The insulated Tilt-Up system is also uniquely durable on the interior and provides superior structural performance and thermal efficiency.

The final project included more than 152 Tilt-Up wall panels and 13 individual structures. The 13 structures on the complex consist of a press box, two field houses, two concession buildings, two ticket booths and six restrooms. Tilt-Up construction was not limited to the 13 structures: Tilt-Up construction was used at the main entry, "stampede panels" for concealing the rolling gates when in the open position and under the press box "airplane panels" as an aesthetic feature. The dumpster enclosures and the walls on each side of the stairs leading down into the field were also Tilt-Up panels.

The Tilt-Up panels at Gupton Stadium are sandblasted, painted, stained or a combination of the three.


Project Specifics

Total Panels (Single Building)
152 panels
Project Wall Area
46,192 sq ft
(4,291 sq m)
Project Floor Area
25,401 sq ft
(2,360 sq m)
Project Footprint
21,866 sq ft
(2,031 sq m)
Tallest Panel
52 ft 11 in
(16.13 m)
Widest Panel
44 ft 9 in
(13.64 m)
Largest Panel
1,163 sq ft
(108.0 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
174,487 lbs
(79,146 kg)

Participating TCA Members

American Constructors LP
General contractor
Pickett Kelm & Associates Inc
Meadow BurkeSustaining Member icon
Lifting hardware
CMC Construction ServicesSustaining Member icon
ThermomassSustaining Member icon
Insulation system
Fitzgerald Formliners
Form liner
Nawkaw Corporation
Applied coatings

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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