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TCA Tilt-Up Project Profile - Office Division

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The architectural goal was to not hide the fact that the walls were constructed out of concrete. All panels, interior and exterior were left gray. Simple architectural embellishments were cast-in for the desired results.

Tilt-Up provided all of this, plus an energy efficient durable building. Tilt-Up columns were used on interior office/breakroom areas. Interior signage was cast into the panels.


Project Specifics

Total Panels (Single Building)
148 panels
Project Wall Area
57,294 sq ft
(5,323 sq m)
Project Floor Area
165,150 sq ft
(15,342 sq m)
Project Footprint
165,150 sq ft
(15,342 sq m)
Tallest Panel
33 ft 1 in
(10.08 m)
Widest Panel
29 ft 0 in
(8.84 m)
Largest Panel
530 sq ft
(49.2 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
75,000 lbs
(34,019 kg)
Longest Spandrel Panel
31 ft 0 in
(9.45 m)
Recycled Content
80 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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