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Construction Corner Series :: Part 1 – Tilt-Up Construction
January 20, 2016
Construction Corner Series:
When meeting with a client, Professional Contractors & Engineers, Inc. analyzes the best method of construction to meet the client’s specific priorities and needs. In addition to our custom conventional commercial building, PCE also specializes in tilt-up construction and pre-engineered metal buildings.
In an effort to help outline the construction options PCE has available, we’ve developed a short series to help showcase the differences between the types of construction.
Part 1 of 3 – Tilt-Up Construction
PCE in conjunction with experienced architects, engineers and subcontractors have been doing Tilt-Up construction since 1999.
As the name indicates, Tilt-Up construction is a method of casting concrete wall panels on the job site and then tilting the panels into place to create the structure of the building. Tilt-up construction is a great option for industrial and commercial buildings with less than 50 percent wall opening space.
According to the Tilt-Up Concrete Association, “Tilt-Up construction is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States… At least 10,000 building, enclosing more than 650 million square feet are constructed each year using this construction method.”
Some of the benefits of Tilt-Up construction include: cost savings, durability, custom design, easy maintenance, security, fire resistance, and construction speed.
Because of the many advantages of Tilt-Up construction, during the build and after completion, PCE believes Tilt-Up construction will continue to grow as a viable option — possibly even surpassing steel buildings and custom builds on large industrial commercial buildings.
> Are you considering Tilt-Up construction for your next commercial project in Missouri? Give PCE a call today and let us help guide you through the process – 573-442-1113!
EXAMPLES OF PCE’S WORK:
Bobcat Retail and Service Center – Columbia
Industrial office/warehouse (5900 N. Tower Drive)
YMCA – Callaway County