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Constructing Sports Arenas with Tilt-Up
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Constructing Sports Arenas with Tilt-Up

Tap into this niche market by emphasizing the advantages of tilt-up construction. More

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Marquette's No-Crack, No-Curl Floor

What Marquette University, Milwaukee, wanted for its new Al McGuire Center sounded simple enough—a 22,000-square-foot maple gym floor that would be flat and would not buckle and warp over time due to moisture problems. For Milwaukee's Opus North (specialists in design/build construction), the floor was a critical-path item on the construction schedule. Opus North wanted fast construction but without problems between the concrete and flooring contractors. In order to honor the schedule for the wood flooring installation, the moisture content in the concrete floor slab had to be low enough. Making all this happen would be a challenge involving good technology and attention to the details. More

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Munson Serves Up a Winning Tennis Court

"We take pride in offering a variety of tennis court surfaces," says Fred Kolkmann, tennis and track division manager for Munson, a Glendale, Wis.-based contractor. "When the owners contacted us about building a durable, low-maintenance, and crack-resistant court, a post-tensioned concrete court provided the ideal solution." More

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Tilt-Up City

Concrete contractor and tilt-up entrepreneur Larry Clark discusses the construction of Capital Centre, an all-tilt-up sports and entertainment complex he is building in Lansing, Mich. The facility includes a 52,000-square-foot basketball stadium, a 176,00-square-foot building for soccer, hockey, and gymnastics, and a health and fitness building with an indoor running track. For the walls of all three buildings, Clark is using more than 180,000 square feet of tilt-up sandwich panels as tall as 45 feet. More

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