What is the present cost of tilt-up for a building of 60,000 square feet using 20-foot by 32-foot panels, a five-inch floor slab, plywood diaphragm roof with built-up roofing, plate steel girders, 20-foot by 40-foot bays and average other details?
The present cost of tilt-up is generally favorable enough so that tilt-up is competitive with other methods of construction and frequently much cheaper. Cost depends partly on the amount of experience that contractors have had with tilt-up, so it tends to be used extensively in places like California where contractors have had broad experience with it. The relative cost will also depend on the requirements the building must meet, such as the load from the roof or the wind load on the walls. For some buildings tilt-up might be an expensive way to build. There is no single answer that applies to all buildings.