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Rtron Corporate Offices and Manufacturing Facility

TCA Tilt-Up Project Profile - Manufacturing/Industrial Division

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With the construction of Rtron’s corporate office and manufacturing facility in an existing office park, Powers Brown Architecture faced a unique opportunity to create a self-sufficient community by incorporating the workspace with cafes and gathering areas.

To help the building blend into its surroundings, the firm chose to use a medium textured paint and complimentary color scheme on the building’s exterior. However, they also wanted the building to function as a source of inspiration for the surrounding community, and so they incorporated fluctuating planes along the side of the structure, set off by a courtyard, an effort that helped the firm secure a Design Award from Houston’s AIA chapter.

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Project Specifics

Tallest Panel
38 ft 6 in
(11.73 m)
Largest Panel
800 sq ft
(74.3 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
100,000 lbs
(45,359 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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