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Myrtle Park

TCA Tilt-Up Project Profile - Office Division

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Why Did the Owner Select Tilt-Up?

The Developer/Contractor have previous experience with Tilt-Up and enjoyed the schedule, cost, durability and architectural advantages associated with Tilt-Up. Tilt-Up also provided an efficient solution to the local and seismic conditions.

What was the Overall Complexity of the project?

Complexities include limited casting area, panels with little repetition, quoin design, curved balconies, dormers and inlaid brick. The result was 106 Tilt-Up and site cast pieces. The decks, moldings and columns were all cast on site and erected in the same fashion as the Tilt-Up panels resulting in a complete concrete façade.

What was the Project Mission?

Innovative and superior quality Design Build Services and Construction

What were the outstanding features?

The detail work in this project is what makes it successful. Combining the detailed reveal work with the 106 pieces required extensive planning and detailed execution.

What special materials were used?

Concrete...Some would say what is special about concrete? With the use of inlaid brick and extensive detailing this concrete façade is special.

What was the success of the project?

The entire project is speculative. Leasing is underway with high levels of interest throughout the community. The building office complex is destined to be a landmark for the community.

What additional features or comments should be made?

This project provided Tilt-Up construction with the opportunity to combine it's inherent advantages of cost, speed of construction and durability, with intricate architecture. The ability to provide all the details in concrete is an accomplishment for the industry.

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Project Specifics

Tallest Panel
51 ft 0 in
(15.54 m)
Largest Panel
1,281 sq ft
(119.0 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
126,790 lbs
(57,511 kg)

Participating TCA Members

Citadel Contractors, Inc.Sustaining Member iconSustaining Member icon
Tilt-Up contractor
Innovative Brick Systems LLCSustaining Member icon
Cast-in materials
Nox-Crete Products GroupSustaining Member icon
Bond breaker
Meadow BurkeSustaining Member icon
Braces

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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