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Confluence Park

October 1 to January 1, 2025 Central Time

In March 2018, Confluence Park opened to the public in San Antonio, Texas. The product of over 10 years of development by the client, the San Antonio River Foundation, the project represents an important case study in design and construction innovation, especially in regards to tilt-up concret...

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Cloud Song Center

October 1 to January 1, 2025 Central Time

Thanks to a partnership with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRP-MIC), Scottsdale Community College is the only two-year public higher-education institution located on Native American Land. The recently completed Cloud Song Center meets the longstanding commitment of the College...

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Project Dylan

January 1-1, 2025 Central Time

Barclay Gebel, FTCA

Karen S. Hand, PE

Project Dylan is a new prototype fulfillment center. The warehouse building has an approx. footprint of 700,000 SF slab on grade and another 1.95 million SF of elevated deck. The exterior is clad with 330,000 SF of insulated tilt-up panels. The panels are non-load bearing for gravity but as a VE ...

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Leveraging the Strength of Tilt-Up to Achieve Playful Architecture

February 4 to January 1, 2025 Central Time

Sean Chen, AIA

Tilt-up concrete construction has unique properties that can be integrated into architectural design. This presentation will discuss techniques and methods used to achieve sustainable, functional and playful design at UCSD Spanos Athletic Performance Center.

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Poking Holes in the Box

February 5 to January 1, 2025 Central Time

Bart Shaw, FAIA

Completed in 2017, Fort Worth Camera has become an instant icon in Fort Worth. The site-cast concrete panels dominate the buildings facade with an unedited, natural concrete finish. 175 conical holes were cast into a 53 foot long, 16 foot high wall, placed just a few feet from the street give t...

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The Site Visit

Available On Demand starting Wednesday, May 12

Join architects from Lamar Johnson Collaborative on a project site visit as they review panel construction prior to casting. Learn what they’re looking for on these visits, how they document and communicate their findings, and how the development of extensive checklists carries lessons lear...

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A New Generation of Tilt Wall Icons

May 25, 2022 from 12:00am to 12:00pm Central Time

Mitch Bloomquist

Despite the method’s stellar reputation as the world’s most efficient building system for big-box buildings, tilt-up construction has roots in serious architecture. Through exploration of tilt-up’s early-phase adoption, disruptions brought on by World War II, and significant ...

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Creepy Things in Panel Design

November 11-12, 2022 Central Time

Karen S. Hand, PE

Needham DBS was called to investigate cracks on a building after years of issues. The building had a history of failed panel to slab connections and significant bowing in the panels. At the onset of the investigation, the mindset was that either the interior slab was moving, or the exterior pavin...

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Better Materials, Better Designs, Better Ways to Build with Concrete

November 29, 2022 from 11:00am to 12:00pm Central Time

Design and construction professionals face significant challenges driven by increasing customer demands, rapidly changing material costs, strained supply chains, and the loss of workers going into trades. However, a more urgent issue is that climate change is a real and growing concern. Given t...

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Achieving Net Zero Energy with Tilt Wall

December 1, 2022 from 11:00am to 12:00pm Central Time

Jesse Hunt

We’ve moved on from a time when small consumer decisions like using compostable straws could be considered an adequate response to address climate concerns. The stakes are high and the market is responding. In the wake of the pandemic, there is now unprecedented pressure on businesses acros...

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