Tilt-Up is considered a “green” product that would be locally produced and would offer the thermal mass needed to heat and cool the building through our ground source mechanical system. Forced out of their former office space to make way for a freeway, construction began in late fall with the structural work beginning in the dead of winter. A portable boiler was used to control the winter temperatures, which allowed work to continue through the worst part of the winter and complete the structural walls and the mural despite heavy snowfall. Construction also required careful management to ensure the timber frames were compatible with the concrete work.
The architectural treatments were a rough bark wainscot around the entire building (except the mural wall), a simple chamfer pattern, a mixture of timber frame elements and concrete, exposed aggregate accomplished through concrete retarder, and a standing seam metal roof. The concrete was kept a plain color to retain a natural and durable look.
Design elements in the wall include a formliner, a mural depicting construction elements, exposed aggregate, and exposed interior walls.
Centerville, UT 84405
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