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Often referred to as the “Spider” for its complexity, this building was designed for Palm Beach County’s Planning and Zoning Department.

Despite the fact that nearly 28 panels were lost during the 2004 hurricane season, the project was still completed in record time. The panels used were also unique as each one was comprised of three different thicknesses from top to bottom; the panels measure 11.25-inches on the bottom, move upward 30 feet to 9.25-inches, and are 7.25-inches at the top.

The building’s mansard roofs display Spanish “S” tiles, and there are two radius panels at the front entry. EIFS trim created raised profiles and aluminum filigree defined entries and special accent features.

In addition, the project required a parking garage be connected to the main building at four different levels.

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Project Specifics

Project Floor Area
300,000 sq ft
(27,870 sq m)
Tallest Panel
80 ft 0 in
(24.38 m)
Largest Panel
1,825 sq ft
(169.5 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
170,000 lbs
(77,111 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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