When you construct a new building, regardless of its purpose, you want a building that works, is attractive, reasonably priced, and efficient – a building in which you can take pride! You can have all of these benefits with tilt-up concrete construction.
Tilt-up concrete construction is not new; it has been in use since the turn of the century. Since the mid-1940s it has developed into the preferred method of construction for many types of buildings and structures. Nationwide, over 15% of all industrial buildings are tilt-up, ranging in size from 5,000 to over 1.5 million square feet. They are typified by their attractiveness, efficiency and longevity.
In-place material costs are more competitive than pre-cast, masonry and steel structures; fewer skilled laborers are needed to achieve high-quality construction. In addition, the speed of erection and ease of other subcontractors’ work, further reduces costs. Tilt-up is highly competitive with traditional construction for a wide range of building types.
Any tilt-up structure can be an attractive building in which you can take pride. The large tilt-up panels lend themselves to a variety of decorative treatments:
- An unlimited array of colorings that can be added to the concrete mix or textured paints of any color may be used for beautiful effects.
- Textures produced with improvised techniques and form-liner cast surfaces in a variety of patterns, including striated, fractured fin, stone, brick and wood grains.
- Exposed aggregate and mechanical tooling surface treatments.