Among the top building types -- pre-engineered metal, masonry, precast concrete and tilt-up concrete -- what is the best option for today's consumer, who demands products that are cheaper, faster and better? Recent studies show that the building industry is gravitating toward tilt-up construction due to recent advances and refinements in tilt-up methods and panel components. Although tilt-up construction is not yet the answer for all building needs, it certainly fares well in the following areas: speed and cost of construction, maintenance costs and long-term value, energy efficiency and ease of expansion, and architectural appeal.