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TCA Tilt-Up Project Profile - Office Division

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The owners wanted a building that looked like it was built around 1900. The tilt-up panels were cast over pallet board to give them a "cast-in-place" look. The desired architecture was acheived while providing the energy efficiency of a Thermomass sandwich panel.


This facility was built in an area of Milwaukee slated for revitalization.


Project Specifics

Total Panels (Single Building)
30 panels
Project Wall Area
27,770 sq ft
(2,580 sq m)
Project Floor Area
27,770 sq ft
(2,580 sq m)
Project Footprint
24,722 sq ft
(2,297 sq m)
Tallest Panel
22 ft 7 in
(6.88 m)
Widest Panel
42 ft 3 in
(12.88 m)
Largest Panel
828 sq ft
(76.9 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
57,000 lbs
(25,855 kg)
Recycled Content
16 tons (US)

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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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