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Oxygen Development

TCA Tilt-Up Project Profile - Manufacturing/Industrial Division

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Oxygen Development’s headquarters facility combines manufacturing with their corporate offices. Because the project had an accelerated schedule and the job site was situated directly on a major thoroughfare, requiring that deliveries and equipment not impact traffic, Tilt-Up was the best choice for construction.

The building has a curved feature on the entire frontage with pavers and landscaping that provide an upscale appearance. A curved cast-in-place concrete stairway in the main entry lobby, along with polished concrete floors, gives the office area an industrial, but aesthetically pleasing look. The east side of the building consists of two rows of Tilt-Up panels. The inside row comprises the main building's bearing wall and is curved inward, originating at the ends of both the north and south walls. The outside curved feature row curves outward, originating from the southeast corner of the main wall and continuing on an outward plain, on a segmented radius. This causes some of the east wall panels to be double thickness with openings and architectural recesses on both sides of the wall.

On this segmented curved wall, there are large recesses on the exterior that have a hammered finish in the Tilt-Up panels as well as recessed columns to accommodate a continuous ribbon glass window wall. The curved frontage wall of the building also features a cast-in-place eyebrow above the ribbon windows on both the first and the second floors for the full length of the building's elevation, extending through to the Tilt-Up panel cantilevers on each end.

Oxygen was also required to provide a new covered bus stop shelter along the main road in front of the facility, so one was efficiently designed and erected utilizing Tilt-Up, including the roof. Despite a very tight schedule, Tilt-Up enabled the owner to occupy the building on time, and manufacturing began on schedule.

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Project Specifics

Total Panels (Single Building)
140 panels
Project Wall Area
91,513 sq ft
(8,502 sq m)
Project Floor Area
221,732 sq ft
(20,599 sq m)
Project Footprint
166,869 sq ft
(15,502 sq m)
Tallest Panel
45 ft 1 in
(13.74 m)
Widest Panel
49 ft 1 in
(14.96 m)
Largest Panel
1,233 sq ft
(114.5 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
176,000 lbs
(79,832 kg)
Tallest Cantilever Panel
12 ft 6 in
(3.81 m)
Longest Spandrel Panel
34 ft 9 in
(10.59 m)

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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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