The Tilt-Up Concrete Association has named a new 4-million-square-foot building under construction in the Houston-area the worlds largest largest tilt-up concrete building. The building, under construction and expected to open in 2016 is to be part of a new campus for Daikin Industries, Ltd. According to a press release:
“We track project accomplishments or records in a variety of categories to demonstrate the broad variety of application and overall achievement of tilt-up professionals,” said James Baty, technical director for the Tilt-Up Concrete Association. “This includes statistics like largest buildings (footprint and total floor area), tallest panels, heaviest panels, widest panels, largest wall area and more.” The current record holders in the largest building categories are Target’s Import Warehouse in Savannah, Ga. at 2,029,554 square feet (footprint) and the Gateway Theatre of Shopping in Umhlunga Rocks, South Africa at 3,420,000 square feet (floor area). “At 4,130,698 square feet, this new project breaks multiple records,” said Baty.