Tca Names Achievement Award Winners

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) has announced 2008 Tilt-Up Achievement Award recipients. Now in its 17th consecutive year, the program was established

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) has announced 2008 Tilt-Up Achievement Award recipients. Now in its 17th consecutive year, the program was established to honor projects using site-cast tilt-up concrete to introduce new building types, advance industry technology, and provide novel construction solutions. Projects were reviewed by 13 judges representing TCA membership categories, educational institutions, publishing, and industry management. Submissions were evaluated on the basis of aesthetic expression, scheduling, size, originality, finishes, and special conditions with increased emphasis on project characteristics that engage architects and building owners. To qualify for consideration, entries must have been submitted by a TCA member.

Projects from all market segments were grouped into categories and subcategories, culminating in the recognition of 41 award recipients among 100 entries submitted. Additionally, three submissions (immediately following) were selected from the entire pool to receive Excellence in Achievement awards.

Henry Medical Center Parking Deck Û The 205,000-sq.-ft. parking garage in Stockbridge, Ga., was submitted by Nawkaw Corp. in Watkinsville, Ga. The owner’s first-time selection of tilt-up was dictated by a tight construction schedule and the need to maintain access for emergency vehicles and the public during construction of the parking deck as part of a larger medical center expansion. Custom-blended color, applied to clay brick pavers embedded at each level of the garage, was carefully matched to the hospital’s existing brick. While the deck comprises concrete panels with reveals, stair and elevator towers were clad in brick to blend with the hospital’s new North Tower to which the deck is connected by an enclosed elevated pedestrian bridge displaying the same brick. In 17 days of color application, a 463-space parking structure complementary to the existing buildings was erected Û without disrupting public access to parking.

Saint Louis University Walk Û The 9,500-sq.-ft. special project in Saint Louis, Mo., was submitted by Concrete Strategies of Saint Louis. Originally designed as a cast-in-place structure, the 550-ft. walkway connecting the university’s new Edward A. Doisy Research Center with other campus medical facilities was converted to tilt-up to save time and money, while improving safety and quality. Since Concrete Strategies provided concrete services for the core and shell of the attached research center, the company was enlisted to construct the arched, brick-clad walkway. Placing each of the 50,000-lb. arched panels necessitated a special rigging system to lift the panels flat from the casting bed and rotate them plumb in the air. Moreover, the contractor had to account for the walkway’s incline, requiring all panels to be poured, lifted and placed simultaneously. To accommodate cast brick slots necessary for the panels’ exterior brick fa¡ade, Concrete Strategies used a lintel beam to support the bricks’ load. The finished walkway, featuring interior and exterior radius reveals, complements existing buildings; and, the tilt-up panels exhibit a high-quality finish achieved with self-consolidating concrete.

Ave Maria University Oratory Û The 24,000-sq.-ft. building in Ave Maria Towne, Fla., was submitted by Woodland Construction Co. of Jupiter, Fla. To create an oratory structure on the Ave Maria University campus that would anchor both the college and community, as well as lend an Italian architectural air, the university selected tilt-up for its versatility and durability. The oratory, which features cast recesses and integral returns, required two years of planning prior to construction. Each panel was designed with a 5-ft.-radius return wall, and all panels had to be welded to a steel frame soaring more than 100 feet above the finished floor. An asset in providing structural uplift, the large, heavy panels nevertheless entailed forming and placement challenges: the layered panels were poured in three mobilizations to achieve a three-dimensional effect, and erecting them required a 300-ton crane and embeds consisting of 1-in. steel tubes attached to eight feet of rebar. Once the panels were placed, an imported Italian stone block finish was applied to match the Italian aesthetic of surrounding buildings.

Besides the top three projects, 38 other projects were selected for 2008 Tilt-Up Achievement Awards.


  • 3949 Forest Parkway Û 30,578-sq.-ft. office building in Wheatfield, N.Y., submitted by Calamar of Wheatfield.
  • Biosite Inc. Headquarters Campus Û 335,000-sq.-ft. corporate headquarters complex in San Diego, Calif., submitted by Architects|Delawie Wilkes Rodrigues Barker of San Diego.
  • BTV Crown Corporate Center Û 120,000-sq.-ft. office building in Sacramento, Calif., submitted by Panattoni Construction, Inc. of Sacramento, Calif.
  • Clyde Companies Corporate Office Building Û 34,000-sq.-ft. office building in Orem, Utah, submitted by J.M. Williams and Associates, Inc. of Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Highland Oaks III Û 105,453-sq.-ft. office building in Tampa, Fla., submitted by Tilt-Con Corp. of Altamonte Springs, Fla.
  • Highland Oaks V Û 101,985-sq.-ft. office facility in Tampa, Fla., submitted by Seretta Construction, Inc. of Apopka, Fla.
  • One Mansfield Crossing Û 45,000-sq.-ft. office building in Spokane Valley, Wash., submitted by Divcon, Inc. of Spokane, Wash.
  • Peninsula Corporate Center Û 47,190-sq.-ft. office facility in Boca Raton, Fla., submitted by Kenneth R. Carlson – Architect P.A. of Deerfield Beach, Fla.
  • Petra Inc Û 18,056-sq.-ft. office building in Meridian, Idaho, submitted by Petra Inc. of Meridian.
  • Southpark 1400 Û 118,208-sq.-ft. office building in Orlando, Fla., submitted by Seretta Construction, Inc. of Apopka, Fla.
  • Torrey Reserve West Û 120,000-sq.-ft. office building in San Diego, Calif., submitted by BPA Architecture Planning Interiors of San Diego.
  • Two WaterStone Place Û 81,000-sq.-ft. corporate office facility in Cincinnati, Ohio, submitted by Con/Steel Tilt-Up Systems, Inc. of Dayton, Ohio.
  • Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Corporate Headquarters Û 330,000-sq.-ft. office building in Frederick, Md., submitted by Morgan-Keller, Inc. of Frederick.


  • American LaFrance Office and Warehouse Facility Û 59,110-sq.-ft. and 449,850-sq.-ft. buildings on a corporate headquarters complex in Summerville, S.C., submitted by Seretta Construction Mid-Atlantic, LLC.
  • Catalfumo Construction Headquarters Û 133,143-sq.-ft. corporate headquarters facility in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., submitted by Builders Plus, Inc. of Boynton Beach, Fla., and Johnson Structural Group of Deerfield Beach, Fla.
  • Johnson Health Technologies Û 225,000-sq.-ft. corporate headquarters complex in Madison, Wis., submitted by Newcomb Construction Inc. of Madison.
  • Kraft Headquarters Û 111,134-sq.-ft. corporate headquarters complex in Naples, Fla., submitted by Allen Concrete & Masonry, Inc. of Naples.
  • Marshall, Neil & Pauley Corporate Headquarters Û 30,654-sq.-ft. corporate headquarters complex in Houston, submitted by Powers Brown Architecture of Houston.


  • Maple Lawn Retail #1 and #2 Û 20,682-sq.-ft. and 16,931-sq.-ft. retail buildings in Maple Lawn, Md., submitted by Chesapeake Contracting Group, Inc. of Reisterstown, Md.


  • Palm Springs Middle School Û 228,223-sq.-ft. educational facility in Palm Springs, Fla., submitted by Woodland Construction Co. of Jupiter, Fla.
  • PBCC Humanities and Technology Building Û 45,265-sq.-ft. educational building in Boca Raton, Fla., submitted by Tilt-Con Corp. of Altamonte Springs, Fla.
  • South Hialeah K-8 School Û 107,984-sq.-ft. educational facility in Hialeah, Fla., submitted by Woodland Construction Co. of Jupiter, Fla.
  • South Miami K-8 School Û 62,221-sq.-ft. educational facility in Miami, Fla., submitted by Woodland Construction Co. of Jupiter, Fla.
  • Wiley Middle School Û 176,000-sq.-ft. educational facility in Leander, Texas, submitted by American Constructors, LP of Austin, Texas.


  • Community Bible Church of Beaufort Û 70,042-sq.-ft. spiritual building in Port Royal, S.C., submitted by Citadel Contractors Inc. of Wando S.C.


  • Heavy Fleet Corporate Headquarters Û 20,059-sq.-ft. warehouse/distribution facility in Manassas, Va., submitted by Vantage Construction Corp. of Sterling, Va.
  • Kumho Tire Distribution Facility Û 411,000-sq.-ft. warehouse/distribution facility in McDonough, Ga., submitted by Panattoni Construction, LLC of Atlanta.
  • Petrol Valves Office/Warehouse Û 17,894-sq.-ft. warehouse/distribution facility in Houston, submitted by Powers Brown Architecture of Houston
  • Pinch Office and Warehouse Facility Û 92,820-sq.-ft. warehouse/distribution facility in Houston, submitted by Powers Brown Architecture of Houston.
  • Tornier USA Headquarters Û 19,164-sq.-ft. warehouse/distribution facility in Stafford, Texas, submitted by Powers Brown Architecture of Houston
  • Transportadora Comercial Colombia TCC Headquarters and Logistics Platform Û 156,000-sq.-ft. warehouse/distribution facility in Medellin, Antioquia, Columbia, submitted by Dinpro S.A. of Medellin.


  • Deerfield Beach Mitigation Operations Center Û 47,980-sq.-ft. service facility in Deerfield Beach, Fla., submitted by Tilt-Con Corp. of Altamonte Springs, Fla.
  • Ecoplex Parking Garage Û 125,000-sq.-ft. parking garage in West Palm Beach, Fla., submitted by Woodland Construction Co. of Jupiter, Fla.
  • Physicians Office Pavilion at WakeMed North Healthplex Û 80,000-sq.-ft. facility in Raleigh, N.C., submitted by Citadel Contractors, Inc. of Apex, N.C.


  • Casino Queen Û 236,000-sq.-ft. commercial facility in East St. Louis, Ill., submitted by Concrete Strategies, Inc. of St. Louis, Mo.


  • O’Connor Residence Û 7,200-sq.-ft. residential facility in Anaheim Hills, Calif., submitted by CTS Cement/Rapid Set of Cypress, Calif.
  • Residence Hall for Nova Southeastern University Û 178,806-sq.-ft. housing project in Davie, Fla., submitted by Florida Tilt, Inc. of Miami.


  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Rental Car Center Bus Operations & Maintenance Facility Û 28,353-sq.-ft. facility in Phoenix, submitted by RNL of Phoenix.