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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!


Bobcat Retail and Service Center – Columbia

Tilt-Up Construction by PCE - Bobcat Building

Industrial office/warehouse (5900 N. Tower Drive)

Tilt-Up Construction by PCE

YMCA – Callaway County

Tilt-Up Construction by PCE - YMCA


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We knew from the outset that undertaking a major addition, renovation and remodel to our 100+ year old sorority house, and doing it all while still having residents live-in, would not be an easy task. Fortunately, our choice to partner with PCE and Project Manager, Andy Bonderer, has been one of the best decisions we have made. We interviewed other contractors for the job, and they certainly tried to convince us that they were the preferred builder for Greek housing. But ultimately, it came down to finding a construction partner who would work with us to manage the unique complexities of the job and be just as invested in achieving an exceptional outcome as we were. Andy, Matt, and the whole PCE project team have been terrific. When we plan future construction projects, we would certainly seek out a partnership with PCE first.

- Rebecca Jones, Owner, Kappa Alpha Theta

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PCE has been not only responsive and attentive, but proactive in anticipating issues with our project.

I trust that Andy, Matt and PCE have the owner’s best interest in mind as they work with the other professionals on our construction project.

PCE has kept me, a project manager located in another city, updated and informed – getting my input and opinion on decisions when necessary and making my job easier by presenting clear explanations and alternatives when we are faced with an issue.

- Cori Young, Owner, Kappa Alpha Theta

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