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North Pointe Building E

2014 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award - Office Division

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North Pointe Building E is a four-story, Class A Office building of independent steel structure with tilt panels attached to the exterior of the structure. This concept allowed for the structure to be completed independently of the tilt panels, thus allowing for the interior core and shell and T.I. to progress while the panels were being built, speeding up the overall schedule. This also allowed for greater flexibility with the panels as it reduced the thickness of the tilt panels while still maintaining the concrete tilt look and structural advantage.

On the south center of the building, two-story-tall segmented radius panels were tilted by one crane and then transferred to another crane to set the panels in place. All panels were formed and poured on site on casting slabs that were placed and designed in such away that they can be used for the sister building construction in the future.

This revolutionary method of attaching panels to the steel structure allowed for speed, pecise adjustment, and no bearing of each level of panels on the one below it as the steel structure supported each level of tilt panels independently. The building is LEED Silver qualifying.

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HD Supply Construction & Industrial White Cap
Tilt-Up accessories
Robinson Bros Construction, Inc.
General contractor, Tilt-Up contractor
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Bracing and lifting hardware and engineering

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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