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TCA Tilt-Up Project Profile - Retail Division

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The construction of a Main Street-style retail center in Landover, Md., was made far more challenging by wintry weather conditions that required the use of soil cement and ground heaters. Additionally, the ten-building project was constructed in a limited amount of space, necessitating the stacking of panels.

Tilt-Up construction allowed the contractor to work within a tight schedule, and the use of Tilt-Up panels facilitated raising the height of the walls for a false second-story appearance. Thin brick, painted PVC, arriscraft stone and cast-in reveals with accent paint further enhanced the aesthetics of the retail space.

Judges noted that the diversity of form and finish on this project clearly dispels all preconceptions that Tilt-Up is a solution only for boxes. In addition, the combination of Tilt-Up with other forms, shapes and materials makes this a truly delightful project.

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Project Specifics

Project Floor Area
500,000 sq ft
(46,450 sq m)
Tallest Panel
28 ft 0 in
(8.53 m)
Largest Panel
840 sq ft
(78.0 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
38,000 lbs
(17,237 kg)

Participating TCA Members

Chesapeake Contracting Group Inc
General contractor
Innovative Brick Systems LLCSustaining Member icon
Cast-in materials
Nox-Crete Products GroupSustaining Member icon
Bond breaker, Form release
Meadow BurkeSustaining Member icon
Lifting hardware

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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