Tilt-up is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. This is due, in part, to the economics of tilt-up, which combine reasonable cost with low maintenance, durability, speed of construction, and minimal capital investment. A successful tilt-up project begins long before concrete is poured. As with any project, the key is thorough planning.

Consult an engineer with experience or familiarity with tilt-up construction and current design methods. Current recommendations for many aspects of tilt-up, particularly engineering, are presented in ACI 551R.

Planning should include all aspects of tilt-up construction: Footings and floor slabs, forming panels, surface treatments, reinforcing, embeds and inserts, concrete placement, panel erection, panel finishing, and insulation.