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2014 TCA Convention

Stacked Panels, A Space Saving Alternative for Multi-story Tilt-Up


Sierra pines II, a six-story class-a tilt-up office building is the first of its kind in Texas. The project is situated on a snug 4-acre site located in The Woodlands, a 28,000-acre community in suburban Houston, Texas.

The six-story walls are composed of a lower four-story panel with a two-story panel stacked on top. While there were no specific engineering reasons for breaking the panels into two – the over 90ft tall elevation could have been engineered as a single panel – there were many benefits to doing so. Many times crane availability or bracing technology can lead a team to utilize stacked panels. However, in this instance, site constraints, namely casting area, restricted the height of the panels.

In this seminar, a panel consisting of the project architect, engineer, general, concrete and erection contractors and the lifting and bracing engineer will discuss the benefits of stacking panels.

  • Moderator: Joseph J. Steinbicker, P.E., S.E., Tilt-Up Design Systems, LLC
  • Nazir Khalfe, RIBA, Powers Brown Architecture
  • Brad Mitchell, E.E. REED Construction
  • David Tomasula, LJB Inc.
  • Edwin Villarreal, TAS Commercial Concrete Construction
  • Freddy Maze, Big 4 Erectors
  • David Fillinger, Dayton Superior

About the TCA

Founded in 1986, the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) strives to improve the quality and acceptance of site-cast Tilt-Up construction, a method in which concrete wall panels are cast on-site and tilted into place. Tilt-Up construction is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States, combining the advantages of reasonable cost with low maintenance, durability, speed of construction and minimal capital investment. At least 10,000 buildings, enclosing more than 650 million square feet, are constructed each year using this construction method.

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