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Beck Office Building

The Tampa Heights Riverfront Community Redevelopment Area, a community eyesore since the local police moved their headquarters elsewhere, is currently being reinvented as a premier waterfront community.

One of its first buildings, this 32,000-square-foot, two-story-plus-penthouse office, was constructed using a cast-in-place concrete, steel-reinforced Tilt-Up wall panel and structural steel system. The building's natural exposed concrete finish, created using a hand-set, custom formliner built with 1-by-4-inch lumber, gives the panels a dynamic, textured plank board look. (The lumber was reused as exposed ceiling material in the conference room.)

Because of the sloping site, stepped foundations and a cast-in-place stem wall (with a finish carefully matched to the Tilt-Up panels) were used to establish an aesthetically pleasing base for the panels. Because the tilting clearance was less than 12 inches from an existing occupied building, panels were plumb-set with a proprietary panel clamp, allowing them to be picked straight up without a top pick plate.

The addition of rusted steel panels, integrated trellises and a green roof enhance the earthy feel of this LEED Silver Certified office building.

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Project Location

Tampa, FL 33602
United States

This project was a 2010 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award winner.

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Project Team (TCA Members)

General Contractor:
Concrete Contractor:
LJB Inc.
Meadow Burke

Project Specifics

Project Category:
Building Types:
Number of Floors:
Tilt-Up Wall Area:
18,715 sq ft (1,739 sq m)
Total Floor Area:
32,000 sq ft (2,973 sq m)
Project Footprint:
14,000 sq ft (1,301 sq m)
Tallest Panel:
47 ft 0 in (14.33 m)
Widest Panel:
31 ft 1 in (9.48 m)
Largest Panel:
1,003 sq ft (93.2 sq m)
Heaviest Panel:
81,000 lbs (36,741 kg)
Tallest Cantilever:
9 ft 6 in (2.90 m)
Recycled Content:
172 tons (US)