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Katy Ranch Crossing

TCA Tilt-Up Project Profile - Office Division

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Located west of downtown Houston, Katy Ranch Crossing is a six-story office building featuring technical tilt-up challenges and architectural appeal. The 158,000-square-foot office is vertical in proportion, constructed with a lower four-story panel and a two-story panel stacked on top. A total height of 92 feet was obtained. To camouflage the regularity of the 25-foot panel joint at the building's prominent northwest corner, the bottom four-story panel uses a jogged panel leg at the first two floors. To further reinforce this prominent northwest corner, cut limestone was applied to these panels. A metal eyebrow feature protrudes from the face of the panels, wraps the corner and terminates at the six-story curtain wall entry feature. A ribbed finish, large amounts of glass at the corners and entryway, and sunshade elements accentuate the building's architectural interest. Adding to the project's challenges, the project was completed on a site with tight constraints, near an active roadway.


Project Specifics

Total Panels (Single Building)
62 panels
Project Wall Area
66,442 sq ft
(6,172 sq m)
Project Floor Area
158,000 sq ft
(14,678 sq m)
Project Footprint
26,400 sq ft
(2,453 sq m)
Tallest Panel
60 ft 11 in
(18.57 m)
Widest Panel
32 ft 1 in
(9.78 m)
Largest Panel
1,952 sq ft
(181.3 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
232,439 lbs
(105,433 kg)
Tallest Cantilever Panel
0 ft 0 in
(0.00 m)
Longest Spandrel Panel
0 ft 0 in
(0.00 m)

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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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