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The Pointe at Wellington Green

TCA Tilt-Up Project Profile - Retail Division

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Comprised of six Tilt-Up buildings with arched entrances and intricate reveal patterns, this facility creates additional retail, professional office and restaurant space for the growing community. The new retail outlet needed to blend in with the existing large indoor shopping mall and had to provide a Mediterranean look to meet the strict design requirements of the city.

The square footage of the panels exceeded the square footage available. As such, one central location was created for the casting bed and panels were transported via a crawler crane to their proper location. Multiple castings were completed on this bed.

Large openings in the arches gave this project a high level of complexity. Ceramic tile inserts, canvas awnings, and brick paver walkways were utilized to create the Mediterranean look. Molding and cornices were applied at the top of the towers with EIFS and a covered walkway surrounds the entire retail center.

To economically dress up the finishes of the building, decorative tile inserts were incorporated into the cast-in recesses and EIFS was used in certain areas. Code requirements necessitated the neutral beige color scheme and a circular window in the tower creates striking architectural appeal. Cast-in reveals provided a cost-effective method for achieving the desired look.

A Tilt-Up retaining wall was used to protect a wetland from the construction process, which demonstrates the entire construction team’s commitment to being good stewards of the earth.

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Project Specifics

Project Floor Area
78,300 sq ft
(7,274 sq m)
Tallest Panel
29 ft 0 in
(8.84 m)
Largest Panel
858 sq ft
(79.7 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
84,000 lbs
(38,102 kg)

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Tilt-Up contractor
Permit Engineering Services Inc
Tilt-Up panel engineer
Nox-Crete Products GroupSustaining Member icon
Bond breaker
Meadow BurkeSustaining Member icon
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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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