Home Membership Awards Events News Resources Certification Projects Construction Tilt-Up Products Directory Login

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.

Main banner image for Beck Office Building

Project Location

Tampa, FL 33602
United States

Project Images


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)