Tilt-up panels provide the key to the construction of a concrete house that can be built and sold as a shell in some markets for as little as 4,000 dollars. This article will deal exclusively with the forming, casting, and handling of these tilt-up walls. The units can be cast on virtually any flat surface, like a good garage floor. The 4 by 8 foot unit requires less than half a cubic yard of concrete and a sheet of foam. The forms were made out of 14 gauge steel. They cost less and were used about five times each. End pieces consisting of 2 by 6 inch wood completed the forms. These were held in place with simple pipe clamps. One additional clamp was used across the center after the concrete was placed to maintain exact width. A concrete mold release agent that also functioned as a rust preventive was brushed on with a paint brush. Since the panels weigh from 1,500 to 2,000 pounds each, they require special lifting equipment. One way is to build a boom on a one and one-half ton farm truck and install a gear driven winch powered by a 12 volt battery. You will also need to install a generator on the truck to charge it. Another way is to make a tripod to bolt to the panel so that the apex can be pulled with a tractor or truck to set the panel in place. This, however, means that the panels will have to be cast on the concrete floor of the house, near their final location. To install the panels, lift them with a boom and back the truck into position. The position is not critical with as much as a 6 inch tolerance being acceptable. Mortar will be needed at the bottom to set the panels and install angle iron back braces for safety. Drive anchors into the floor with a stud gun and break them off when finished.