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CSUSA - Renaissance Charter of Manatee (K-8)

TCA Tilt-Up Project Profile - Educational Division

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The new $9.5-million CSUSA Renaissance Charter of Manatee required an aggressive schedule for completion prior to the upcoming school year. Tilt-up provided the ideal solution to meet the schedule requirements. The eight-week duration from start to completed shell included installation of the roofing system that provided for a fully dry structure. This allowed enough time for the construction manager to complete the building finishes.

All panels were cast outside of the building's footprint while the foundations and floor slabs were installed, enabling all the tilt-up panels to be erected within a three and a half week period from the project's start. Despite all panels being carried by crane from the casting area to their final location, the erection process for all panels was completed in just two days.

For this project, tilt-up construction provided an economical alternative to thin brick. To give the appearance of brick on the exterior, a form liner was used to create the look of a brick veneer with revealed borders to frame out the areas accentuating the overall look. Tilt-up construction was also used to construct the dumpster enclosure, with a solid brick form liner to match the architectural characteristics of the building.


Project Specifics

Project Wall Area
25,176 sq ft
(2,339 sq m)
Project Floor Area
64,146 sq ft
(5,959 sq m)
Project Footprint
32,550 sq ft
(3,024 sq m)
Tallest Panel
36 ft 11 in
(11.25 m)
Widest Panel
34 ft 9 in
(10.59 m)
Largest Panel
1,273 sq ft
(118.3 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
103,000 lbs
(46,720 kg)

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Meadow BurkeSustaining Member icon
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HD Supply Construction & Industrial White Cap
Tilt-Up accessories
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Fitzgerald Formliners
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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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