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Introducing Tilt-Up into a New Market

The author of this article, an Australian, formed a tilt-up construction company called Advanced Building Systems Party Ltd. after seeing many tilt-up innovations in the United States. His next step was to gain the acceptance of the Australian market for the tilt-up system. He decided to design and build a 50,000-square-foot tilt-up factory and hold a demonstration on the day of panel lifting. While most of the attendees were amazed at what they saw, the developers were still skeptical. To get the attention of the developers, he had to prove that tilt-up can save money. Research showed that they could build a tilt-up building 15 percent cheaper and 25 percent faster than a conventional building. This meant initial savings for the developer of $150,000 per $1 million. Read more

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