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Tilt-up Construction Articles

Overcoming the Unique Challenges of Infill Development to Deliver a Gold LEED for Core & Shell Project
Tilt-up Construction: A Contractor's Approach to Innovative Building Construction
Meet the Tilt-up Concrete Association
Tilt-up Construction: An Old Idea, With New Innovations
What is Tilt-up Concrete Construction? How Are Tilt-up Buildings Constructed?
Precast Concrete, Tilt-up Construction and Tilt wall: What's the Difference in These Terms?
Why Design - Build Contractors Choose Tilt-up Concrete Construction
Steel Buildings: When Does Tilt-up Construction or Concrete Make More Sense?
Steel and Tilt-up Together
Tilt-up Delivers Theater Ahead of Schedule
Innovations in Tilt-up Construction Help Contractors Overcome Code Challenges
Construction Cost Fluctuations Make Tilt-up Construction a Better Choice Than Ever
A Showcase of Completed Tilt-up Construction Projects



Tilt-up Construction: A General Contractor's Approach to Innovative Commercial Building Construction

Have you ever driven past a construction site and seen massive cranes lifting huge panels of concrete in the air? Have you watched with amazement as a new commercial building seems to spring into place, almost overnight? What you have witnessed is tilt-up construction, an innovative method for building office buildings, retail centers, warehouses, distribution centers, call centers, manufacturing facilities and other commercial / industrial structures with amazing speed, safety, and cost benefits.

In traditional forms of wall construction, the walls can be built with CMU blocks or blocks faced with brick. For some types of buildings, the exterior wall is made up of structural steel columns with heavy gauge metal studs covered with gyp sheathing, which is then faced with brick or stucco. Regardless which traditional approach is used, building the exterior walls is a time-consuming, multi-stepped process. A tilt-up building's walls are created horizontally in large slabs of concrete called panels. The panels are then lifted, or tilted up, into position around the building's slab. This means the tilt-up structure's exterior wall is virtually finished when it is tilted into place.

Tilt-up construction (also called tiltwall or tilt wall construction) has a long history, but its widespread use is a relatively new phenomenon. In spite of this, tilt-up construction is fast becoming the method of choice for constructing modern warehouses, call centers, distribution centers, retail stores, office and storage buildings and other types of industrial and commercial facilities

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Tilt-up Construction Photographs

Preparing the Concrete Panel Forms
Workers plan out and build the forms, then place the rebar, embeds and inserts into the forms.
Pouring the Concrete Panels
After pouring the concrete into the forms, the workers smooth the surface. Once the concrete sets, they remove the forms.
Standing the Panels
Here's where tilt-up gets its name. The crew lifts the panel with a crane and stand it up into position, then brace it safely into place.


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This website is provided by Bob Moore Construction. Bob Moore Construction has been a top general contractor and tilt up concrete construction company in Texas since 1946. Bob Moore Construction is a member of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and the US Green Building Council (USGBC). The construction company's portfolio includes a wide range of tiltwall construction buildings, including warehouses, distribution centers, office buildings, call centers, flex tech buildings and retail stores.

AGC Member Bob Moore - Tilt-up Concrete Association TCA LogoBob Moore Construction is proud to be a sustaining member of the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA). Founded in 1986, the TCA is the country's largest organization for the advancement of site-cast Tilt-Up construction, a method in which concrete wall panels are cast on-site and tilted into place. Sustaining members of the TCA are major industry leaders who have committed to an advanced level of involvement with the organization and the tilt-up industry. Bob Moore Construction employees have served in top positions with this prestigious association, including president and member of the board of directors.

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