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TCA Tilt-Up Project Profile - Office Division

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This four-story, 234,000-square-foot, Class-A office building utilized Tilt-Up construction for the exterior facade. Featuring a 13,000-square-foot data center with high levels of security provisions and backup systems, the facility was constructed of Tilt-Up panels over structural steel framing. The Tilt-Up panels were 34 feet wide by 68 feet tall and weighed close to 230,000 pounds. In addition, the panels had 30-foot wide windows on each level. The Tilt-Up bracing system was designed to withstand tornado force winds.

This project had a very aggressive schedule and was completed in eight months from the start of foundations to the owner taking occupancy. The Tilt-Up portion of the job took only seven weeks, which included the beginning of forming of panels to the last panel erected. In addition, this project is LEED CS v2.0 registered.


Project Specifics

Total Panels (Single Building)
105 panels
Project Wall Area
69,000 sq ft
(6,410 sq m)
Project Floor Area
234,000 sq ft
(21,739 sq m)
Project Footprint
234,000 sq ft
(21,739 sq m)
Tallest Panel
68 ft 0 in
(20.73 m)
Widest Panel
34 ft 0 in
(10.36 m)
Largest Panel
2,346 sq ft
(217.9 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
220 lbs
(100 kg)

Participating TCA Members

General contractor
Concrete Strategies, Inc.Sustaining Member iconSustaining Member icon
Concrete subcontractor
Alper Audi, Inc.
Project engineer
Meadow BurkeSustaining Member icon
Lifting & bracing hardware
Nox-Crete Products GroupSustaining Member icon
Form release
Forum Studio

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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