C Vista's three-building distribution center includes a process building, where liquid flavoring and fragrance is produced, a warehouse building where the product is stored in tanks and a technical office.
The close proximity of the warehouse and process buildings along with a tight construction site, presented a construction challenge. A premeditated lifting sequence and casting slab layout ensured a fluid and safe erection. The process building panels exceeded 66 feet in height, were 14 inches thick and had weights reaching 188,000 pounds. The process and warehouse facilities required flawless floors, to prevent deflection in the large steel containers that store the product.
The contractor had to brace the structure's panels to the outside of the building with the use of helical piles. Load gathering Tilt-Up braces were used to minimize the braces to two per panel, which sped up the lifting and removal procedure, in turn assisting the schedule and budget.
C Vista's cutting edge approach and progressive architectural design has created an aesthetically pleasing Tilt-Up structure with the desired exposure from the adjacent interstate.
Riverview, FL 33578
This project was a 2010 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award winner.
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