The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) (Booth C4543) announced the recipients of the 23rd Annual Tilt-Up Achievement Awards. The Awards program was established by TCA to honor projects that represent an increasing diversity of building types constructed with site-cast tilt-up concrete as well as those that advance industry technology, apply innovative form and provide unique solutions to building programs. As in previous years, submittals were judged on aesthetic expression, schedule, size, originality, finishes and special conditions; all characteristics of the projects that would attract and hold the interest of those skeptical of the potential as well as challenging experienced professionals to broaden their ideas for potential. Ultimately, the competition is designed to raise awareness not only of the effectiveness and maturity of the market, but also the professional experience of TCA members throughout the world.
This year, the panel of judges recognized a total of 31 award recipients, and selected 11 overall Excellence in Achievement winners that best represent the heights the industry has attained. These projects, detailed below, exemplify the current state-of-the-art achievement in tilt-up construction with their unique and inventive use of the method.
The projects winning this distinction are noted below.
Tooele Applied Technology College: 73,751-sq-ft educational building in Tooele, Utah, Hughes General Contractors of North Salt Lake, Utah.
EagleBurgmann: 26,802-sq-ft industrial building in Houston, Texas, Powers Brown Architecture of Houston. Other TCA member involvement: Pinnacle Structural Engineers and Textured Coatings of America.
Quala Republica Dominica: 222,234-sq-ft industrial project in Haina, San Cristobal, Dominican Republic, Contratistas Civiles y Mecanicos (CCM). Other TCA member involvement: Meadow Burke and Nox-Crete Products Group.
Saint Louis Art Museum New East Building: 215,000-sq-ft municipal project in St. Louis, Mo. Fenix Construction Co. of St. Louis. Other TCA member involvement: Meadow Burke, HD Supply White Cap, Nox-Crete Products Group, and Thermomass.
1242 Fourier Drive: 28,533-sq-ft office project in Madison, Wis., Newcomb Construction Co. Inc. of Madison.
Chico’s National Store Support Center (Building 10): 50,515-sq-ft office project in Fort Myers, Fla., Woodland Construction Co. Inc. of Jupiter, Fla. Other TCA member involvement: Meadow Burke, Nox-Crete Products Group, Textured Coatings of America, and Permit Engineering Services.
Dalchau Service Center Building D: 78,952 sq-ft office building in Austin, Texas, Constructors Inc. of Austin. Other TCA member involvement: Meadow Burke, White Cap and Dayton Superior.
Saint Mary Coptic Orthodox Church: 13,750-sq-ft spiritual building in Delray Beach, Fla., Houlihan Construction, LLC of Hollywood, Fla. Other TCA member involvement: Johnson Structural Group, Inc., Meadow Burke, HD Supply, White Cap and Nox-Crete Products Group.
Metropolitan Van & Storage: 107,424-sq-ft warehouse building in Napa, Calif., Panattoni Construction, Inc. of Sacramento, Calif. Other TCA member involvement: Meadow Burke, and RMW architecture & interiors.
Galeria 360: 1,045,278-sq-ft special project in Distrito Nacional, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Contratistas Civiles y Mecanicos (CCM). Other TCA member involvement: Meadow Burke and Form Services Inc.
Abu Dhabi (UAE) Model Villas: 5,500-sq-ft special project in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, SiteCast Construction Corp. of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
In addition to the top 11 projects, 20 other projects were selected to round out the class of the 23rd Annual Tilt-Up Achievement Awards:
Warehouse Distribution Facility Category:
Casas Bahia - Aruja: 1,523,100-sq-ft warehouse building in Aruja, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Diase construções LTDA.
Strathman Sales: 56,950-sq-ft warehouse building in Topeka, Kan., Seretta Construction-Atlantic, LLC of Charlotte, N.C. Other TCA member involvement: Meadow-Burke and Whitecap.
Park West 14: 62,537-sq-ft commercial building in Morrisville, N.C., Citadel Contractors, Inc. of Apex, N.C. Other TCA member involvement: Meadow Burke, A.H. Harris and Sons, Nox-Crete Products Group and Endicott Clay Products.
Cal Baptist University Recreation Center: 40,682-sq-ft educational building in Riverside, Calif., Hakanson Construction, Inc. of Brea, Calif.
CSUSA – Renaissance Charter of Manatee (K-8): 64,146-sq-ft educational building in Bradenton, Fla., Woodland Construction Co., Inc. of Jupiter, Fla. Other TCA member involvement: Meadow Burke, HD Supply, White Cap, Nox-Crete Products Group, and LJB, Inc.
Spiritual Building Category:
Carlisle Evangelical Free Church New Building, Phase-I: 19,216-sq-ft spiritual building in Carlisle, Pa., SAA Architecture, LLC of Laurel, Md.
Gordon Holdings: 119,397-sq-ft industrial building in Englewood, Colo., Intergroup Architects of Littleton, Colo. Other TCA member involvement: Dayton Superior, CMC Construction Services and, Nox-Crete Products Group.
Mitsubishi HVAC Division Headquarters: 558,767-sq-ft industrial building in Suwanee, Ga., Martin Concrete Construction Inc. of Kennesaw, Ga. Other TCA member involvement: Architectural Polymers, Inc.
Annapolis Junction Lot 6: 123,000-sq-ft office building in Annapolis Junction, Md., Harvey-Cleary Builders of Gaithersburg, Md. Other TCA member involvement: Powers Brown Architecture.
Cranberry Crossroads: 90,072-sq-ft office building in Cranberry Township, Pa., Al. Neyer, LLC of Cincinnati, Ohio. Additional TCA member involvement: Dayton Superior and Nox-Crete Products Group.
Discovery Center I: 44,564-sq-ft office project in Manassas, Va., Powers Brown Architecture of Houston, Texas.
Grandview Business Centre: 72,000-sq-ft office facility in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, V Construction Ltd. of British Columbia, Canada. Other TCA member involvement: CMC Construction Services and Dayton Superior.
Grenville Mutual Insurance: 18,000-sq-ft office building in Kemptville, Ontario, Canada, Sitecast Construction Corp. of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Other TCA member involvement: Dayton Superior, LJB, Inc., Meadow Burke.
Gyrodata Global Headquarters: 155,000-sq-ft office facility in Houston, Texas, E.E. Reed Construction, L.P. of Sugarland, Texas.
Laguna Springs Corporate Center Phase 3: 220,000-sq-ft office building in Elk Grove, Calif., LPAS Architecture + Design of Sacramento, Calif. Other TCA member involvement: Meadow Burke.
North Fraser Corporate Centre: 124,693-sq-ft office building in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, Beedie Development Group.
Providence Medical Office Building: 27,850-sq-ft office building in Lacey, Wash., Accrete Construction LLC dba BPCI of Puyallup, Wash.
Suncor Energy (USA) Inc. Refinery Business Center: 74,668-sq-ft office building in Commerce City, Colo., Intergroup Architects of Littleton, Colo.
Harley-Davidson of North Texas: 50,000-sq-ft retail building in Carrollton, Texas, Bob Moore Construction of Arlington, Texas.
Special Projects Category:
Armed Forces Reserve Center: 164,053-sq-ft special project in Mustang, Okla., The Korte Co. of Highland, Ill. Other TCA member involvement: CMC Construction Services and Miller Builders.
In addition to the projects chosen by the panel of judges, TCA gave the public a chance to pick their favorites on Facebook. The following projects were selected as “Fan Favorites”:
Saint Mary Coptic Orthodox Church
Carlisle Evangelical Free Church New Building, Phase 1