September 18, 2021 from 9:30am to 10:30am Central Standard Time
There are two recently completed Tilt-Up projects on Montgomery Avenue in Fort Worth Texas. They are separated by one city block and adjacent to a Museum District with a few of the most renown concrete structures in the country designed by architects Renzo Piano, Louis Khan, and Tadao Ando.
Chroma and Fort Worth Camera are each composed of site cast concrete panels. The unedited, natural concrete finish pays homage to the beautiful cast-in-place concrete of the nearby museums. Chroma and Fort Worth Camera have become instant icons in Fort Worth. The tilt-up panels at Chroma mimic the entry frames, and visually anchor a glass box retail area that cantilevers toward the street. At Fort Worth Camera, 175 conical holes were cast into a 53 foot long, 16 foot high wall, placed just a few feet from the street give the building a singular character.
Each building holds its own and is a testament to the craftsman that were part of its formation. The presentation will discuss the drivers leading to the success of each project including the techniques involved in the formwork, casting, erection, and complimentary construction.
Needham DBS is a structural engineering firm providing services for all types of building construction. Clients include Architects, Contractors, Developers, Building Owners and Manufacturing Companies. With such a wide range of clients, Needham DBS has designed many types of projects all over North America and the Caribbean. Needham DBS is a leader in the design-build delivery of building structural products through Needham's DBS division. Needham DBS uses BIM technology, combined with twenty-five years of steel fabrication experience, to provide a single source proposal for division five products. This approach is now being expanded into division three concrete products.
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.?
At Dayton Superior, we are serious about providing the best concrete construction product solutions in the industry. To us, they are not just what we sell, they’re a reflection of who we are. Our vast product portfolio is comprised of tough, tested and high performing solutions, trusted by contractors. Today, we are among the world’s leading suppliers to the non-residential concrete construction industry. With accessories, chemicals and forming products, we are your single source solution for Tilt-Up projects.