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Sentry Gateway

This three-story 99,000-Square-foot building is the first of eight buildings in a master-planned business park in San Antonio. The floor plate and core were calibrated to the needs of third-party government provider tenants, with efficient floor plates, deep light penetration and securable leasing pods.

Tilt-Up wall technology was a key element in allowing the architecture to react to its context, producing a clean modern interpretation of response to climate and the local 'style. The building has a nearly 50 percent glass-to-wall ratio that balances the structural aspect of the walls with an open diaphanous appearance. The medium-textured painted finish is augmented with dimensional local limestone in both honed and split-face finish. The entry fin was a 13,000-pound pick which took a 300-ton crane eight minutes to pick and place.

The building perimeter was erected in three days, giving the leasing team an advantage as the building appeared more complete than it would have with conventional construction. The building is designed to LEED Gold criteria and is currently in process of certification from USGBC.

 
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Project Location

San Antonio, TX 78245
United States

TILT-UP ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Tilt-Up Achievement Awards were established to honor projects that use site-cast tilt-up concrete to introduce new building types, advance industry technology and provide unique solutions to building programs. Winning entries illustrate the variety, beauty, and flexibility of tilt-up construction.

ACHIEVEMENT

2012

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Project Team (TCA Members)

General Contractor:
E E Reed Construction LP
Concrete Contractor:
 
Architect:
Powers Brown Architecture
Engineer:
 
Suppliers:
CMC Construction Services
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Project Specifics

Project Category:
Office
Building Types:
Finishes:
Features:
Insulation:
Environmental:
Number of Floors:
0
Number of Panels:
32 panels
Total Floor Area:
99,004 sq ft (9,197 sq m)
Project Footprint:
33,028 sq ft (3,068 sq m)
Tallest Panel:
49 ft 8 in (15.14 m)
Widest Panel:
31 ft 9 in (9.69 m)
Largest Panel:
1,592 sq ft (147.9 sq m)
Heaviest Panel:
156,450 lbs (70,965 kg)
Longest Spandrel:
29 ft 11 in (9.12 m)