Tilt-up construction


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tilt-up construction

[′tilt‚əp kən‚strək·shən]
(building construction)
A method for constructing concrete wall panels by casting them horizontally adjacent to their final positions and then tilting them into vertical positions after the concrete has cured. Also known as tilt slab construction.

Tilt-up construction

Any construction of concrete wall panels which are cast horizontally, adjacent to their final positions, and then tilted up into a vertical position when hardened.

tilt-up construction

Construction of concrete wall panels which are cast horizontally, adjacent to their final positions, and then tilted up into a vertical position when hardened.
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Founded in 1986, the 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.
Another new trend is the use of tilt-up construction. Tiltup construction is typically associated with non-descriptive, "big-box" warehouse buildings and is considered, "cheep" construction by most.
"[This] technology is expanding our capacity to create a competitive edge for tilt-up construction customers," says Dayton Superior CEO Jim McRickard, noting that Tilt-Up Design System President Joe Steinbicker has agreed to serve as a leading contributor to the new venture.
Built with tilt-up construction, the store features a 100% glass front wall, which showcases the company's cowhides and other products to passing motorists.
Economy: In most cases, tilt-up construction results in the lowest first cost.
REALITY: In a recent survey, 65 percent of respondents had designed a tilt-up construction facility and 75 percent of designers felt that speed and cost were the biggest advantages of the tilt-up system.
In its Jersey City project, Barrett Builders' innovative use of concrete in the storage building's tilt-up construction earned the Association's approval.
In the meantime, here's a primer on the key principles of tilt-up construction, extracted from the "Tilt-Up Construction and Engineering Manual," available from the TCA Web site.
SiteCast[TM] Construction Corp., an Ottawa, Ontario leader in tilt-up construction technology and affiliate of Colonnade Development, has developed the SiteCast Schoolroom.
Winning entries illustrate the variety, aesthetic potential and flexibility of the tilt-up construction method.
Bob Moore Construction, acting as design-builder, transformed an empty shell tilt-up construction building into a highly complex distribution center, cold storage warehouse and food manufacturing facility.
Ordell Construction has specialized in the past in the concrete tilt-up construction method that will be used in the Parkway West project, but in recent years has branched into other types of construction.