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Strathman Sales

TCA Tilt-Up Project Profile - Warehouse/Distribution Division

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The owner of the Strathman Sales building wanted a temperature-controlled beer distribution center that would be functional but would avoid the 'generic box' look. The solution was a tilt-up structure utilizing cast-in-place thin brick, not only in the office but throughout the distribution area of the building.

A form liner representing split-face block along with formed quoins, were utilized to achieve a more classic look. Thermomass's insulated panel system was installed to maintain the building temperature requirements more efficiently than traditional insulating systems. Because of the numerous interior demising walls constructed out of tilt-up, panel, casting area was limited and temporary casting beds were necessary to cast all of the panels. Not only was load-bearing tilt-up construction less expensive than precast panels, but several weeks were deducted from the schedule when comparing to precast.


Project Specifics

Project Wall Area
38,319 sq ft
(3,560 sq m)
Project Floor Area
56,950 sq ft
(5,291 sq m)
Project Footprint
56,950 sq ft
(5,291 sq m)
Tallest Panel
38 ft 11 in
(11.86 m)
Widest Panel
24 ft 0 in
(7.32 m)
Largest Panel
934 sq ft
(86.8 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
83,600 lbs
(37,920 kg)

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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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