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Lufkin Automation Offices

TCA Tilt-Up Project Profile - Manufacturing/Industrial Division

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Lufkin Automation is located in Lakeview Business Park, a former golf course providing a unique, well landscaped environment for new development. The building is strategically placed along the center line of a former fairway, preserving mature trees along either side.

The skin is constructed entirely of Tilt-Up concrete and clad with various natural materials and textures. The offices are located on the west side of the building and clad with limestone softening the presentation of the building to the main entrance of the business park.

Functional sunshades, a setback storefront, and high performing low-E glazing take advantage of daylight and the view while minimizing glare. Vertically cantilevered Tilt-Up fin clad with polished limestone slides seamlessly into the building's interior. Copper roofs hover above the parapet line sponsoring double height volumes in the interior, flooding open office areas with natural light.

The manufacturing volume with an S-panel formliner texture is significantly higher with the excess height appearing to float over a continuous glass band allowing natural light into the assembly areas.


Project Specifics

Total Panels (Single Building)
42 panels
Project Wall Area
26,416 sq ft
(2,454 sq m)
Project Floor Area
39,120 sq ft
(3,634 sq m)
Project Footprint
39,120 sq ft
(3,634 sq m)
Tallest Panel
44 ft 2 in
(13.46 m)
Widest Panel
31 ft 6 in
(9.60 m)
Largest Panel
1,012 sq ft
(94.0 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
86,800 lbs
(39,372 kg)
Tallest Cantilever Panel
15 ft 9 in
(4.80 m)

Participating TCA Members

Rosenberger Construction LPSustaining Member icon
General contractor
Powers Brown ArchitectureSustaining Member icon
Cardno Haynes Whaley, Inc.
Structural engineer
Permit Engineering Services Inc
CMC Construction ServicesSustaining Member icon
Lifting hardware, Bracing

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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