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EMH Sheffield Medical Building

TCA Tilt-Up Project Profile - Institutional Division

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The goal of the EMH Sheffield Medical Building was to provide a doctors’ group an innovative and larger space. Two floors of the building were only roughed-in as potential lease space, but the image and location caught the attention of another medical group before construction was even completed.

Initially, the property’s high water content required de-watering efforts, and more than 500 feet of retaining wall was constructed to compensate for grade variations of up to 16 feet on the site.

Tilt-Up was an economical choice because the concrete panels served both structural and aesthetic purposes. Some of the panels comprised the finished interior walls in the facility, thus special detail was paid to the forming, brick setting and rustication of them.

Several distinctive elements were chosen to add to the professional image of the building such as the three-story atrium/lobby and the towers surrounding the stairways. A curvilinear, blue tinted and reflective glass curtain wall encompasses the main lobby, making it instantly eye-catching and minimizing heat from the entrance’s exposure to sun.


Project Specifics

Project Floor Area
50,400 sq ft
(4,682 sq m)
Tallest Panel
51 ft 4 in
(15.65 m)
Largest Panel
1,023 sq ft
(95.0 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
101,250 lbs
(45,926 kg)

Participating TCA Members

LJB Inc.Sustaining Member icon
Project engineer
Dayton Superior CorporationSustaining Member icon
Lifting hardware
Nox-Crete Products GroupSustaining Member icon
Form release
Scott System, Inc.
Cast-in materials
Tincher's Welding LLC
Structural steel fabricator

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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