September 18, 2021 from 9:00am to 10:00am Central Standard Time
The average weight of the tilt up panel has increased greatly over recent years. It critically important to understand crane ground bearing pressure and ensure that the subgrade can support these loads at all times. This seminar will discuss factors affecting crane selection, the process for estimating ground bearing pressure, and the construction options for preparing your crane access roads for the job.
We have always looked at tilt-wall as an evolving artform. There are many things that we considered pushing the envelope a decade or two ago that are now commonplace or outdated. At Seretta, we take our role as an industry leader seriously and are constantly looking for and trying out potentially new and better ways to perform our work. We know that if you become complacent, you will become outdated. At Seretta, we use only the latest and most advanced chemicals, equipment, software, methodologies and technologies so that we continue to produce the highest quality work in the shortest amount of time.
At Innovative Structural Solutions (INNSTRUCT) we have developed the Total Integrated Panel System (TIPS), a technology and process that acts as the primary structural and insulating member in conventional tilt-up construction. TIPS sets 4" of expanded polystyrene between 2 layers of welded wire mesh fabric. These are then joined together by diagonal truss wires. Because of the extreme strength of this pyramidal system, TIPS walls can be built with as little as 5" of total concrete in a 9" insulated tilt-up panel. The system reduces the amount of added rebar by 60-90% and concrete material by 30-50%, depending on the panel design. This drastic reduction in materials, along with the incredible strength of our system, creates a panel that is up to 50% lighter and much easier to work with than traditional tilt-up methods.?
Our team has been in the architectural precast / pre-stressed business for over 40 years. During that time we have made insulated wall panels using every system. We understand which designs work and more importantly which do NOT work for various reasons including; design code, production efficiency and engineering requirements.