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Clyde Companies Corporate Office Building

TCA Tilt-Up Project Profile - Office Division

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In order to provide Clyde Companies, a Utah-based company, with a modern, light-filled building that would accurately represent the company’s aesthetic principles, engineer and architect JM Williams and Associates had to think outside the box.

Careful consideration was given to the placement of windows for filtering in natural light—an 18-by-40-foot atrium was incorporated into the design, and walls were offset to allow for more light. However, on the western side of the building, they reduced the number of windows and also incorporated deep overhangs and a recessed two-story entry curtain wall to block harsh sunlight. On the other sides of the building, panels were sized not only with consideration for load support, but also optimum views.

The building’s location in an area of high seismic activity was also a top consideration, and sections of certain panels were removed, not only lightening the seismic load, but also further enhancing natural light and views.

The panels were integrally colored to match the surrounding environment, and interior exposed-aggregate walls in the lobby and atrium provide textural interest while paying homage to the firm’s line of work.

The innovative use of natural light, along with radiant-heated floors, help the building (the first three-story Tilt-Up office building constructed in the state of Utah) maintain energy efficiency.


Project Specifics

Total Panels (Single Building)
26 panels
Project Wall Area
11,760 sq ft
(1,093 sq m)
Project Floor Area
34,000 sq ft
(3,159 sq m)
Project Footprint
14,870 sq ft
(1,381 sq m)
Tallest Panel
51 ft 9 in
(15.77 m)
Widest Panel
31 ft 0 in
(9.45 m)
Largest Panel
1,400 sq ft
(130.1 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
100,000 lbs
(45,359 kg)
Tallest Cantilever Panel
45 ft 0 in
(13.72 m)
Longest Spandrel Panel
33 ft 4 in
(10.16 m)

Participating TCA Members

AE URBIA / J M Williams and Associates, Inc.
Project engineer
Robinson Bros Construction, Inc.
General contractor
Meadow BurkeSustaining Member icon
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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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