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Casino Queen

The use of integral design for the Casino Queen led to the very first floating gaming facility that has a land-based casino shell and a gaming floor that is rafted on a floating concrete barge.

The owners of the facility used Tilt-Up methods because of its structural integrity. On each panel, Concrete Strategies used a TCA-grade A patch – the highest grade of patch that the industry has. With an admirable approach at efficiency, the unused concrete materials were recycled.

The concept of the Casino Queen was the first Tilt-Up casino construction in the St. Louis area. Because panels were large-scale, 4,000 and 5,000-PSI mix was used for about 13,000 cubic yards of concrete. Concrete Strategies sequenced two panels and installed casting beds to reduce cost and match the square footage of the wall panels to the floor slabs.

A 300-ton crawler crane was used to pick up heavy panels.

 
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Project Location

East St. Louis, IL 62201
United States

TILT-UP ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Tilt-Up Achievement Awards were established to honor projects that use site-cast tilt-up concrete to introduce new building types, advance industry technology and provide unique solutions to building programs. Winning entries illustrate the variety, beauty, and flexibility of tilt-up construction.

ACHIEVEMENT

2008

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Project Team (TCA Members)

General Contractor:
Clayco
Concrete Contractor:
Concrete Strategies, Inc.
Architect:
 
Engineer:
Leviat
Alper Audi, Inc.
Suppliers:
Nox-Crete Products Group
Leviat
Photographer(s):

Project Specifics

Project Category:
Entertainment
Building Types:
Casino
Restaurant
Finishes:
Exterior insulation and finish system (EIFS)
Paint (Flat)
Stucco
Features:
Curved Panels (Elevation-Edge)
Insulation:
Post Applied (Interior)
Environmental:
Number of Floors:
0
Number of Panels:
92 panels
Tilt-Up Wall Area:
84,279 sq ft (7,830 sq m)
Project Footprint:
14,700 sq ft (1,366 sq m)
Tallest Panel:
57 ft 1 in (17.40 m)
Widest Panel:
38 ft 1 in (11.62 m)
Largest Panel:
1,242 sq ft (115.4 sq m)
Heaviest Panel:
144,350 lbs (65,476 kg)