The benefits of tilt-up construction
include: A 20% savings over conventional construction, speed to market, shorter design and construction schedules, typically they are safer to construct, have better durability, reduced maintenance costs, having better resistance to the elements (as well as fire, mold, and sound) and in addition to being sustainable, they also have great thermal properties.
An industry leader in tilt-up construction
, the company was the first general contractor in the United States to be formally certified as a TCA Certified Company by the Tilt-up Concrete Association (TCA).
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.
Often looked upon as the 'new kid on the block,' tilt-up construction
, a method in which concrete wall panels are cast on-site and tilted into place, actually traces its roots to the early 1900s.
Innovations in tilt-up construction
methods such as sandwich panel construction and new techniques to create surface textures have increased tilt-up's popularity for building types from only warehousing and manufacturing facilities to office, retail, and multifamily housing projects.
Also, supply can change in a short time frame because tilt-up construction
- used for bulk warehouse space - takes very little time to complete.
Constructed with tilt-up construction
, the building provides 57,000 SF of custom-designed production space.
Harris, where she has been promoting the growth of tilt-up construction
in the Northeast region through numerous educational events and A/E presentations, as well as advancing the use of welded rebar cages.
Dayton, OH-based CON/STEEL, a pioneer in the application of tilt-up construction
in multistory facilities, is again innovating.
He also serves on several committees for the American Concrete Institute (ACI) including Proportioning Concrete Mixtures (Secretary), Construction of Concrete Floors, Design of Floors on Ground, Tilt-up Construction
, New Certification Programs, and Tilt-up Construction