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USF Basketball Facility (Pam & Les Muma Center)

The Pam and Les Muma Basketball Center at the University of South Florida (USF) is the focal point for the University's Division One sports complex. The symmetrical V-shaped facility is aligned to fit into the existing dome configuration.

The USF Facilities Department required the use of a "cavity wall" configuration. This was satisfied with the incorporation of insulation into the panels. Most panels are 15.25 inches in thickness. This added insulation allowed the gym space to be a painted concrete surface for durability and minimized maintenance. The entry tower feature which is more thanr 50 feet in height was perfect choice for Tilt-Up. Given the scale and height of the facility other materials than Tilt-Up would have been far more costly and time consuming.

Using the insulated panels saved at least four weeks when compared to an insulated masonry wall. Tilt-Up panels left exposed in the gym further eliminated the need for lesser finished materials. The ability to create large scale volumes for the gym spaces were a perfect fit. The added durability of Tilt-Up cannot be overstated for the wear and tear of a college training center.

The personalized basketball brand cast into the exterior of this project would have been far less effective if another material had been chosen.

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Project Location

Tampa, FL 33620
United States


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Project Team (TCA Members)

General Contractor:
Concrete Contractor:
Dayton Superior Corporation

Project Specifics

Project Category:
Building Types:
Number of Floors:
Number of Panels:
87 panels
Tilt-Up Wall Area:
55,820 sq ft (5,186 sq m)
Total Floor Area:
54,697 sq ft (5,081 sq m)
Project Footprint:
37,900 sq ft (3,521 sq m)
Tallest Panel:
54 ft 11 in (16.74 m)
Widest Panel:
23 ft 11 in (7.30 m)
Largest Panel:
1,122 sq ft (104.2 sq m)
Heaviest Panel:
185,500 lbs (84,141 kg)
Longest Spandrel:
51 ft 11 in (15.83 m)