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TCA Tilt-Up Project Profile - Warehouse/Distribution Division

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This was a very challenging project for several reasons. First, an above ground structural formwork system had to be devised to withstand the pressure from the backfill, casting bed and radius panel weights combined. After erecting this massive formwork structure, around 30 loads of fill material were imported and actually shaped to the exact radius of the casting bed. Next, the casting bed had to be placed and finished to the exact radius of the curved panel. All blocking and steps in the panel's outside face had to be formed on the casting bed, taking in consideration the curvature and the final angles. Finally, the reinforcing was installed and the panel placed and finished while maintaining the true radius of the panel's inside face.

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Project Specifics

Project Wall Area
97,830 sq ft
(9,088 sq m)
Project Floor Area
667,160 sq ft
(61,979 sq m)
Project Footprint
647,000 sq ft
(60,106 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
230,900 lbs
(104,734 kg)

Participating TCA Members

Dayton Superior CorporationSustaining Member icon
Lifting hardware, Bracing
Nox-Crete Products GroupSustaining Member icon
Form release
Seretta Construction IncSustaining Member icon
Tilt-up contractor
Richard Adams Engineers and Consultants, Inc.
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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