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Patton Apartment Building

TCA Tilt-Up Project Profile - Housing Division

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Residential and, in particular, apartment building construction is a growing area for tilt-up. An impressive 40-unit, 5-story apartment building was completed in December, 1994 for Russell Patton of Truro, Nova Scotia.

The 51,000 square foot building had an extremely efficient completed square foot cost for the time. Truro is a small community, so both budget and aesthetics had to be taken into account in this project. The client wanted a building with a low capital cost and easy maintenance, but with a distinctive appearance that would attract quality tenants. That challenge was met. The project was started on July 1st and by December 2nd, tenants began to occupy the buildings.

The exterior panels of the apartment building are finished with 2-inch white marble set in a sand bed system blended with architectural patterns of smooth concrete reveals. A glass-covered entrance canopy, together with galvanized steel balconies for each unit, complement the visual appeal of this project. A traditional sloped roof added to the high-class appearance.

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Project Specifics

Project Floor Area
51,000 sq ft
(4,738 sq m)

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B. D. Stevens LimitedSustaining Member iconSustaining Member icon
General contractor, Tilt-Up contractor

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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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