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TCA Tilt-Up Project Profile - Special Projects Division

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This commercial gallery involved a complicated architectural design which required a variety of forms in tilt-up panels: curved, semi-curved, and triangular. The project also included a combination of construction systems: tilt-up panels with slab design in two directions (for the elevated slab on the second level), tilt-up panels working as retaining walls with double-T beams (for the parking area), and tilt-up panels with concrete slabs in one and two directions (along the mezzanine).

The project's siting entailed additional considerations.The building footprint takes up almost 90 percent of the total area, so careful scheduling was necessary in the tight space. It is also located adjacent to a large commercial establishment in full operation, which is owned by the same client, and a residential area was in close proximity. Furthermore, contracts between the owner and tenants required that partial deliveries be made to the site and that the site be adapted for customer access. Despite these constraints, by using a fast track system, construction was finished in record time.


Project Specifics

Total Panels (Single Building)
601 panels
Project Wall Area
322,100 sq ft
(29,923 sq m)
Project Floor Area
1,045,278 sq ft
(97,106 sq m)
Project Footprint
437,682 sq ft
(40,661 sq m)
Tallest Panel
72 ft 10 in
(22.20 m)
Widest Panel
49 ft 2 in
(14.99 m)
Largest Panel
1,122 sq ft
(104.2 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
137,590 lbs
(62,410 kg)
Tallest Cantilever Panel
36 ft 1 in
(11.00 m)
Longest Spandrel Panel
49 ft 2 in
(14.99 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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