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Peninsula Corporate Center

TCA Tilt-Up Project Profile - Office Division

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The developer of the Peninsula Corporate Center in Boca Raton, Fla., designed this facility to achieve maximized use of the two-acre site. It was the owner’s desire to create a structure capable of withstanding hurricane force winds.

Tilt-Up construction was used to ensure a durable, low-maintenance facility. This method was applied to erect the building’s frame, which required recessed panel sections with tubular metal design frames and heavy textured paint to emphasize revealed panel sections. Additionally, built-up precast capping, medallions applied to stand off panels, and precast decorative masonry block added to the building’s unique style and form.

The single three-story building, composed of six rectangular building components, is linked together with a covered arcade that encompasses a central courtyard. This intentional layout allows for great natural ventilation and encourages harvesting natural lighting in each of the building’s tenant spaces.

With a small group of office spaces available for lease, the plans called for an individualized design scheme for certain areas of the facility. The color-scheme remained consistent with a natural theme. The upper two-stories are a bold mustard yellow color accented with precast block railings and tile insert panels. The color-scheme was highlighted with the precast medallions.

The exterior street fenestration was capped with a high ribbed metal mansard and gable roof. The interior courtyard is enclosed with a Tilt-Up arcade. The panels simulate columns, and the courtyard’s open-air style incorporates a sense of nature with passion vines growing from various site-cast concrete planters.


Project Specifics

Project Floor Area
47,190 sq ft
(4,384 sq m)
Tallest Panel
51 ft 1 in
(15.57 m)
Largest Panel
1,776 sq ft
(165.0 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
113,000 lbs
(51,256 kg)

Participating TCA Members

Builders Plus, Inc.Sustaining Member icon
Tilt-Up contractor
Meadow BurkeSustaining Member icon
Lifting hardware, Braces
Nox-Crete Products GroupSustaining Member icon
Bond breaker, Form release
Textured Coatings of America Inc

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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