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Honnen Equipment Building

2014 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Manufacturing/Industrial Division

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The Honnen Equipment Company needed a building that met both the industrial and administrative needs of the company. The structure is composed of gray concrete panels that are accented by staggered, integrally colored black concrete panels. The walls are stepped both vertically and horizontally to add vigor to the building's appearance. All of the panels are sealed to provide a durable, lifetime finish. The Honnen Equipment building now stands as a 60,000-sq.-ft. tilt-up office, warehouse, and shop building all in one.

Architectural tilt-up concrete was the absolute best material with which to build a structure that has the look and feel of an office building with all the functionality of a shop and warehouse. One of the benefits of building with exposed tilt-up concrete is that it will never require paint. Hughes does not believe in hiding the concrete, but in celebrating the raw material; this means that the tilt-up panels must be executed with utmost care because there is no way to hide mistakes. Inside, the polished concrete floors provide a unifying aesthetic with the building's exterior.

Project Specifics

Project Floor Area
60,000 sq ft
(5,574 sq m)
Largest Panel
975 sq ft
(90.6 sq m)

Participating TCA Members

CONNECT-EZSustaining Member icon
Tilt-Up accessories
Hughes General Contractors, Inc.Sustaining Member icon
General contractor
AE URBIA / J M Williams and Associates, Inc.
Dayton Superior CorporationSustaining Member icon
Tilt-Up accessories

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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