Workforce Training Center at RVCC

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This design-build project was one of the first of its kind in the NJ school market. The building owner was not familiar with tilt-up construction, but learned about it through a trusted architectural partner. After visiting an active tilt-up project site with their their architect and design team, the owner opted to use tilt-up construction for his project due to the building system and its simplicity. In the end, the owner saved more than $2 million using tilt-up construction for the new work force building.

The building includes a single-story wing that includes training laboratory spaces for automotive technology, manufacturing, and HVAC curriculum. Adjoining the single-story wing is a two-story wing that includes classrooms on both floors as well as administrative spaces on the ground floor.

The perimeter walls of the building are sandwich-insulated, tilt-up concrete wall panels. Additionally, interior non-insulated tilt-up wall panels are provided at the two stair towers, at the elevator tower, and at the corridor walls dividing the single-story wing.

Unique features include:

  • 12-foot high concrete screen wall around exterior utility yard
  • Detailing of thin brick inlay in wall panels on South, East and North elevations
  • Entry canopy and tilt-up spandrel panels above the main curtain wall entrance
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Project Location

Branchburg, NJ
United States

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Project Team

General Contractor:
Concrete Contractor:
Bedrock Concrete LLC
LJB Inc.

Project Specifics

Project Category:
Higher Education
Building Types:
College & University
Training Facility
Brick (Thin)
Concrete (Raw/Sealed)
Paint (Textured)
Angled Panels (Elevation-Edge/Shape)
Interlocking Panels
Sandwich Panel (Composite)
Number of Floors:
Number of Panels:
114 panels
Tilt-Up Wall Area:
40,200 sq ft (3,735 sq m)
Total Floor Area:
46,400 sq ft (4,311 sq m)
Project Footprint:
35,700 sq ft (3,317 sq m)
Tallest Panel:
34 ft 0 in (10.36 m)
Widest Panel:
28 ft 3 in (8.61 m)
Largest Panel:
658 sq ft (61.1 sq m)
Heaviest Panel:
60,000 lbs (27,216 kg)
Longest Spandrel:
19 ft 0 in (5.79 m)