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Frank's International Alvin - Office

TCA Tilt-Up Project Profile - Office Division

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This project is a two-story tilt-wall office and sky bridge, and pre-engineered metal building pipe manufacturing facility. The tilt-wall was featured as three dynamic wing walls that were shifted to conceal the PEMB truck court area and allow for shading within the office area. The tilt-wall office is interrupted by the conventionally built sky bridge, which connects the two buildings. It utilizes 1-inch insulated low-e vision and spandrel glazing.


Project Specifics

Project Wall Area
5,439 sq ft
(505 sq m)
Project Floor Area
10,525 sq ft
(978 sq m)
Project Footprint
4,725 sq ft
(439 sq m)
Tallest Panel
32 ft 5 in
(9.88 m)
Widest Panel
21 ft 11 in
(6.69 m)
Largest Panel
711 sq ft
(66.1 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
66,020 lbs
(29,946 kg)

Participating TCA Members

Powers Brown ArchitectureSustaining Member icon
Project architect
Pinnacle Structural EngineersSustaining Member icon
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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