Marine Corps Support Facility - New Orleans

The Marine Corps Support Facility in New Orleans is the national headquarters for the Marine Forces Reserve. The secure installation includes a four-story main building, a two-story band annex, a detached warehouse and a multi-purpose parade ground for music and military exercises.

More than 190 wall panels were poured, including panels as tall as 72 feet high and weighing as much as 130,000 pounds. Inside, the building features a gymnasium, indoor laser firing range, auditorium, cafeteria, and courtroom as well as family meeting rooms, conference rooms and band practice rooms.

The owner selected Tilt-Up construction for this impressive building for speed, durability and weather resistance. Tilt-Up also provides the security necessary for the facility, without compromising aesthetic appeal. Textured paint, intricate rustication patterns and cast-in thin brick accent this massive structure. Cornice details were cast integrally with the wall panels, providing significant cost savings to the owner.

By using Tilt-Up construction, the owner saved $2 million and accelerated the schedule by three months.

 
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Project Location

New Orleans, LA 70114
United States

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LJB Inc.
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Project Specifics

Project Category:
Office
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Number of Floors:
0
Number of Panels:
206 panels
Total Floor Area:
417,000 sq ft (38,739 sq m)
Project Footprint:
94,478 sq ft (8,777 sq m)
Tallest Panel:
72 ft 6 in (22.10 m)
Widest Panel:
20 ft 3 in (6.17 m)
Heaviest Panel:
141,000 lbs (63,957 kg)
Longest Spandrel:
35 ft 8 in (10.88 m)