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The Design Track is tailored to provide in-depth education specifically for those designing and engineering tilt-up projects.


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A Practical and Reliable Means to Polished Concrete Walls

September 20, 2018 from 10:00am to 10:30am Central Time

Dallas Ballroom BC

Barclay Gebel, FTCA

Polished concrete is a beautiful, durable, low maintenance finish. Until lately it has been limited to horizontal surfaces. Past attempts at vertical applications have often failed to match the consistency and quality clients are used to in floors. Today, the tilt-up construction method is pro...

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A New Generation of Tilt-Wall Icons

September 20, 2018 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm Central Time

Dallas Ballroom BC

Greg Papay, FAIA

Looking for inspiration from modern technology and historical precedent, Lake|Flato Architects has designed some iconic structures with tilt-wall concrete. Lake|Flato Partner Greg Papay, FAIA will share their approach to using a common material in uncommon ways to create transformational projects...

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The Tilt-Wall System and Commodity Architecture

September 20, 2018 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm Central Time

Dallas Ballroom BC

Jeffrey Brown, FAIA, FTCA

Unlike contractors and developers in whose professions there is a very close alignment of the business and the ...

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Pitfalls of Alternative Tilt-up Design Approaches

September 21, 2018 from 9:30am to 10:30am Central Time

Dallas Ballroom A3

Trent Nagele, P.E., S.E.

In most engineering firms tilt-up wall design is done by one of three methods: hand calculations, spreadsheets or similar calculations developed in-house, or using commercially available software.  Once established in an office, the underlying assumptions of these methods are often used f...

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Synthetic Fiber Reinforcement Solutions for Concrete Cracking

September 21, 2018 from 10:30am to 11:30am Central Time

Dallas Ballroom A3

Dan Vojtko

Everyone knows that concrete is prone to cracking.  However, there are multiple causes of cracking, from plastic, settlement and drying shrinkage to load induced causes.  Each of these cracking types should be understood in order to choose the most appropriate solutions.

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Tilt-Up Panel on Shim Pads Wall Footing and Panel Design

September 21, 2018 from 11:30am to 12:30pm Central Time

Dallas Ballroom A3

Shane Walters, P.E.

This presentation will focus on the design of foundations for loads imposed while panels are being erected on shims or grout pads, as well as the control of cracking in panels during this construction condition. This can govern the design of the foundation for shallow footings or heavy panels....

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From Computer to Casting Bed: Navigating the Details of Tilt-Wall

September 21, 2018 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm Central Time

Dallas Ballroom A3

Charles J. Reagan

In a perfect world, would it not be great if Architects c...

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Track highlight

Attendees will get a behind the scenes look at the construction of the monumental polished tilt-up panels making up the Saint Louis Art Museum's new building.

The Saint Louis Art Museum, Located in Forest Park in Saint Louis, Missouri, is situated atop Art Hill overlooking the Grand Basin, the central gathering place for the 1904 World's Fair. Designed by renowned American architect Cass Gilbert, the Saint Louis Art Museum's original structure was the only building from the World’s Fair designed to be permanent. The 200,000 square foot addition, designed by London architect David Chipperfield, consists of large, clean expanses of glass and monumental planes of highly polished black concrete. The stark contrast created by the simplicity and darkness of the expansion keeps clean the reading of the original building and establishes a somewhat submissive attitude while sustaining its own sense of monumentality.

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