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TCA Tilt-Up Project Profile - Office Division

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Located at the main entrance of a new development, this facility needed to make a statement since multistory Tilt-Up construction was relatively new to this market.

A radius casting bed was used to form true radius wall panels. To create butt corner cuts at building corners, the contractor formed panels with a steel corner tube embedded and a temporary concrete leg in the window opening.

To add architectural appeal to the facility, “knife edge” panels with recessed returns were utilized at the corners to create dramatic shadow lines.

At some of the building corners, panels were cast with temporary panel legs that were sawed off after erection, which allowed the glass to appear continuous around the corners.

A simple tan base paint color with dark brown accents was used to dramatize the design features of the panel. The various architectural components give the illusion of a different building when viewed from different angles.

The project was so successful that design for a second facility is now underway.


Project Specifics

Project Floor Area
75,000 sq ft
(6,968 sq m)
Tallest Panel
45 ft 11 in
(14.00 m)
Largest Panel
515 sq ft
(47.8 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
60,000 lbs
(27,216 kg)

Participating TCA Members

Tincher's Welding LLC
Structural steel fabricator
LJB Inc.Sustaining Member icon
Project engineer

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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