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Briarcliff Village

As part of an overall development that includes an upscale residential component and numerous Class A office buildings, this 86,200-square-foot building will provide an atmosphere for small boutique shops. Tilt-Up was selected for this project because it was able to meet the owner’s design and budget goals.

The building design catered to a site that sloped drastically from back to front. This required a “split-level” concept where the upper floor for offices had entrances from the south side and appeared to be a single-story building.The lower floor, however, appeared to be a two-story structure with entrances to the retail spaces on the north side.

The site also had varying soils, which required the below-grade north wall to be a cast-in-place concrete retaining wall with second-story Tilt-Up panels setting on top of the cast-in-place wall. Foundations for the cast-in-place walls were tremendously large to support the weight of a two-story structure and resist the overturning forces of the retaining wall. Since the floor-to-wall ratio was drastically out of proportion, numerous panels had to be stack-cast and 5,000 square feet of casting beds were necessary.

To emulate a small village in the Tuscan region of Italy, a variety of color schemes were used on the project. Bright colors were used to enhance the colors of modular brick, natural stone and cut stone materials. Colored areas were achieved by using an EIFS material that is directly applied to the concrete panel surface.

All of the curved window openings were cast into the concrete panels and many also incorporate a radius brick band above the opening.

A combination of cast-in brick and standard modular brick was used on the project.

 
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Project Location

Kansas City, MO 64116
United States

TILT-UP ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

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ACHIEVEMENT

2007

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Project Team (TCA Members)

General Contractor:
 
Concrete Contractor:
 
Architect:
 
Engineer:
LJB Inc.
Dayton Superior Corporation
Suppliers:
Dayton Superior Corporation
Scott System, Inc.
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Project Specifics

Project Category:
Retail
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Number of Floors:
0
Total Floor Area:
86,200 sq ft (8,008 sq m)
Tallest Panel:
44 ft 7 in (13.59 m)
Largest Panel:
1,476 sq ft (137.1 sq m)
Heaviest Panel:
88,209 lbs (40,011 kg)