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Villages Charter High School Administration Building

TCA Tilt-Up Project Profile - Educational Division

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Designed to match the architectural theme of other Villages schools, this facility has a high level of finishes with three-story open thin brick Tilt-Up panels that provide the focal point of the main administration/classroom building.

Tilt-Up was selected for the project because the method allowed the design-builder to provide unique thin brick detailing without affecting the schedule, and it provided structural integrity at a lower cost.

Incorporating and coordinating the extensive amount of thin brick and the related details from panel to panel was one of the main challenges of this project.

The thin brick is carried to the back side of the Tilt-Up panels to give the appearance of solid brick piers and arches. The color scheme and architectural treatments were very traditional in nature and include red brick with a red tile roof, beige wall surface, green shutters and white molding profiles, window frames and mullions. A two-story media center with two-story glazing overlooks the campus quad, and the three-story atrium at the school entrance carries the exterior architectural theme into the building interior.

To add appeal to the facility, the Tilt-Up panels have inset precast elements with a scripted “V” that stands for The Villages.

The use of thin brick and Tilt-Up allowed the school to have the architectural look and long-term durability that they desired in a cost-effective manner.

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Project Specifics

Project Floor Area
56,716 sq ft
(5,269 sq m)
Tallest Panel
47 ft 4 in
(14.43 m)
Largest Panel
1,210 sq ft
(112.4 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
126,429 lbs
(57,347 kg)

Participating TCA Members

The Haskell CompanySustaining Member icon
General contractor, Tilt-Up contractor, Architect, Engineer
Meadow BurkeSustaining Member icon
Lifting hardware, Braces
Nox-Crete Products GroupSustaining Member icon
Bond breaker, Form release
Innovative Brick Systems LLCSustaining Member icon
Cast-in materials

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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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