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Awards | TCA Tilt-Up Achievement

Cal Baptist University Recreation Center

2013 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Educational Division

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This project features a specialized use of space and architectural use of exterior elevations. The tilt-up portion of this project was the structural feature of the building. It consists of concrete masonry unit (CMU) walls, and new tilt-up panels and existing tilt-up panels retrofit to meet the new athletic center's special requirements.

The foundation consists of caissons with pile caps connected with continuous-grade beams on top to support the new panels and CMU walls. The foundation under the existing walls was strengthened by underpinning existing footings with caissons, pile caps and connecting grade beams. The slab was poured to various elevations to accommodate the different flooring requirements. Panel layout had to be coordinated with the slab elevation changes for casting of the panels. The roof is reinforced concrete over metal deck.

Special care was taken to ensure the roof could drain the rainwater and still have a usable soccer field and running track with artificial turf.

Project Specifics

Project Wall Area
14,300 sq ft
(1,328 sq m)
Project Floor Area
40,682 sq ft
(3,779 sq m)
Project Footprint
33,600 sq ft
(3,121 sq m)
Tallest Panel
32 ft 6 in
(9.91 m)
Widest Panel
32 ft 8 in
(9.96 m)
Largest Panel
1,263 sq ft
(117.3 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
96 lbs
(44 kg)

Participating TCA Members

Hakanson Construction Inc
General contractor

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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