Tilt-up Buildings of Five Stories or More

Aerial view of the Innovation Village site shows building layout, panel casting beds, and crane placement.

Casting beds for five-story tilt-up panels with 1/2-inch thin brick produce an economical masonry veneer for the Southpointe project.

Tilt-up construction accommodates large glass areas for Southpointe office buildings in suburban Pittsburgh.

The Innovative Village Apartments at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton consists of two buildings surrounding a courtyard. The project received an Award of Excellence from the Tilt-up Concrete Association.

The Innovative Village Apartments at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton consists of two buildings surrounding a courtyard. The project received an Award of Excellence from the Tilt-up Concrete Association.

At Innovation Village, tilt-up panels serve as cladding for the cast-in-place reinforced concrete structure. Panels were formed in casting beds around the buildings’ perimeters.

At Innovation Village, tilt-up panels serve as cladding for the cast-in-place reinforced concrete structure. Panels were formed in casting beds around the buildings’ perimeters.

Although they present some challenges, Woodland Construction prefers full-height tilt-up panels because of speed and efficiency, says company president Clay Fischer.

Panels framing large living room windows were cast and erected at full height of seven or eight stories. Panels with smaller openings were stack cast in three- and four-story increments.

Panels framing large living room windows were cast and erected at full height of seven or eight stories. Panels with smaller openings were stack cast in three- and four-story increments.

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