What is Tilt-Up Concrete Construction?
Tilt-Up concrete construction is not new; it has been in use for well over a century. Since the mid-1940s it has developed into the preferred method of construction for many types of buildings and structures. Nationwide, over 15% of all industrial buildings are Tilt-Up, ranging in size from 5,000 to over 1.5 million square feet. They are typified by their attractiveness, efficiency and longevity.
Benefits of Tilt-Up:
- Fast-track delivery - Planning begins with an evaluation of the site.
- Cost containment - Engineering is a critical phase of each and every Tilt-Up project.
- Innovation - Once planning is complete, construction can begin on the floor and footings
- Lower operating costs - There are a number of ways to form individual panels.
- Architectural aesthetics - Patterns or texture can easily be added to the face of Tilt-Up panels.
- Durability - The use of plastic support chairs instead of steel chairs is recommended to avoid rusting.
- Safety - Concrete placement methods for Tilt-Up panels are the same as those for floor slabs.
Recently, Harper began construction on the Marleylilly Headquarters and Manufacturing Facility, a project that features one-of-a-kind architectural tilt-wall panels. For further information on this project, read this UBJ Article. For a time-lapse video of a tilt-wall being raised at the Marleylilly project site, take a look at Harper's Instagram.