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Peninsula Town Center

TCA Tilt-Up Project Profile - Retail Division

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Built to accommodate the growing need for jobs within the local community, the new Peninsula Town Center Building F & H is an open-air mixed-use development on the site of the original “Coliseum Mall” amongst a 13 building facility. Through the redevelopment of this mall, Tilt-Up provided an outdoor meeting place for patrons, and created the only “town center” in the region with its unique architecture, mix of restaurants and specialty stores.

Surrounded by 10 buildings totaling 750,000 square feet, Tilt-Up construction was used for two of the buildings, which totaled 122,000 square feet. Using Tilt-Up for these buildings kept the cost of the project under budget and on schedule, because the Tilt-Up panels were able to be erected quickly and efficiently.

Located next to Interstate I-64 with easy access to restaurants and shopping, this 259,040-square-foot structure posed intense challenges during construction. Building H, a 195,000-square-foot retail/commercial office facility, with its long, narrow configuration and three-story height, presented challenges to the construction team, which called for innovative thinking and complex problem solving. In addition, a 63-foot tall wall panel bracing and the structural steel members required extensive coordination to ensure success. Building F, a 64,000-square-foot retail structure, was completely clad with thin brick faced concrete wall panels.


Project Specifics

Total Panels (Single Building)
215 panels
Project Wall Area
138,970 sq ft
(12,910 sq m)
Project Floor Area
259,040 sq ft
(24,065 sq m)
Project Footprint
122,000 sq ft
(11,334 sq m)
Tallest Panel
63 ft 0 in
(19.20 m)
Widest Panel
42 ft 8 in
(13.00 m)
Largest Panel
1,102 sq ft
(102.4 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
130,700 lbs
(59,285 kg)
Tallest Cantilever Panel
14 ft 3 in
(4.34 m)
Longest Spandrel Panel
12 ft 7 in
(3.84 m)

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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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