Always looking for a challenge, Woodland Tilt-Up loves taking on unorthodox tilt-up projects. The contractor erected the world’s largest tilt-up panels at the Florida International University Biscayne Bay Campus near Miami. The panels stood 111 feet, 9 inches tall and were constructed as part of a nine-story, 600-bed dormitory.
Woodland Tilt-Up provides its employees with extensive safety training, which includes CPR and OSHA certifications. Safety is a way of life for this contractor, which is reflected in its below industry average EMR rating. The contractor met stringent criteria to become the first Certified Architectural Tilt-Up Company through the Tilt-UP Concrete Association.
Bringing in young people and promoting from within has been this contractor’s strategy to take on the industry's labor shortage. “We try to tailor our workload to be effective with those forces,” says Gary Fischer, president of Woodland Tilt-Up. To keep up with its competitors, the contractor has invested in laser screeds, leveling instruments, and total stations.
Thinking outside the box and taking on projects that competitors shy away from are a few reasons why Woodland Tilt-Up stands out. “Our goal is to maintain a good quality of life for all of our people, all while maintaining profitability,” says Fischer.