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City of Woodland, Police Headquarters

TCA Tilt-Up Project Profile - Municipal Division

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As one of the nation’s first police facilities to be accepted for current review by the U.S. Green Building Council for LEED Silver Certification, the Woodland Police Headquarters effectively utilized materials, space and light, which reduced ongoing energy costs by 30 to 40 percent.

It was crucial that the facility used a brick façade to match the existing architecture of the community. As such, the MBrick Versa Liner provided the seamless and covered joint look that closely resembles the look provided by a mason, yet at a much lower cost.

The exterior arched accents and brick veneer finish were utilized to reflect the city’s architecture and to blend in with the historic rail yard that is nearby.

Tilt-Up was chosen for the facility because of its ability to provide enhanced explosion resistance of exterior walls and meet the tight construction schedule.

The design required sophisticated blending of several construction elements including exposed steel framework on the interior, Tilt-Up wall exterior, secure sally port detention access and high degrees of natural light. The distinctive “glass eyebrow” design at the roof level allows natural light transmission all the way to the lower floor through an atrium opening.

A tremendous success for spearheading the downtown community’s revitalization program, the project also was the winner of the PCBC 2005 Gold Nugget Awards Grand Award for Best Sustainable Commercial/Non-Residential Project category.


Project Specifics

Project Floor Area
52,300 sq ft
(4,859 sq m)
Tallest Panel
36 ft 9 in
(11.20 m)
Largest Panel
893 sq ft
(83.0 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
80,000 lbs
(36,287 kg)

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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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