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Structural Integrity Provisions for Tilt-Up Construction

September 28, 2019 from 10:30am to 11:30am

M103-105

Joseph J. Steinbicker, PE, SE, FTCA

It is now widely accepted and codified that tilt-up concrete panel construction is considered site-cast pre-cast. As such, the structural integrity provisions of the American Concrete Institute’s “Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete” (ACI 318-14) apply. The details required to satisfy the structural integrity provisions for the common one- and two-story tilt-up buildings are, for the most part, well known and in common use. However, with the increasing use of load-bearing tilt-up concrete panels to construct multi-story buildings of three stories or more, additional structural integrity provisions become applicable. This presentation will identify and discuss the code-required structural integrity provisions applicable to multi-story tilt-up, and it will show some typical details that satisfy these requirements.