94,000-square-foot housing project in Charleston, S.C. Submitted by Charter Concrete Services Inc. of Charlotte, N.C. Located in an area with seismic and high wind requirements, tilt-up was selected for its ability to address those concerns while still meeting cost and schedule requirements.
Located on a very tight site, there was limited space for casting panels, making panel layout and bracing extremely challenging. The project had several large, approximately 95,000-pound, panels, leading to heavy lifts. The visually appealing three-story and partial four-story building for residential, office, and retail use has brick exterior and major rustications. To create the multistory structure, smaller panels were set on top of the third floor slab on deck. This project introduced tilt-up to the area and proved its viability for a four-story multi-use project.