As Deerfield Beach, Fla., grows at an expansive rate, the community realized its need for a hurricane-proof fire rescue headquarters station. Construction of the emergency operations facility called for a building that could withstand category five winds. To meet these safety needs with a cost-effective outlook and in a timely manner, the owner relied on the Tilt-Up method.
Tilt-Con Corporation was able to construct complex Tilt-Up panels of various sizes and shapes that allowed for a dramatic arched entryway for fire trucks. The design plans also required special panels for large arched doorways.
The wood-like architectural look of the facility was created using a special formliner. Yellow and red tones were applied to enhance the natural vibe of the design-scheme. Serving as an emergency operations center during Florida storms, the facility’s features include male and female dorms, a communications area, kitchen, food pantry and locker rooms. By using the Tilt-Up method, the Deerfield Beach community was able to guarantee a financial return for the city.
The sustainability of the structure is expected to protect residents for many years to come.
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
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