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CSUSA - Renaissance Charter of Manatee (K-8)

The new $9.5-million CSUSA Renaissance Charter of Manatee required an aggressive schedule for completion prior to the upcoming school year. Tilt-up provided the ideal solution to meet the schedule requirements. The eight-week duration from start to completed shell included installation of the roofing system that provided for a fully dry structure. This allowed enough time for the construction manager to complete the building finishes.

All panels were cast outside of the building's footprint while the foundations and floor slabs were installed, enabling all the tilt-up panels to be erected within a three and a half week period from the project's start. Despite all panels being carried by crane from the casting area to their final location, the erection process for all panels was completed in just two days.

For this project, tilt-up construction provided an economical alternative to thin brick. To give the appearance of brick on the exterior, a form liner was used to create the look of a brick veneer with revealed borders to frame out the areas accentuating the overall look. Tilt-up construction was also used to construct the dumpster enclosure, with a solid brick form liner to match the architectural characteristics of the building.

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Project Location

Bradenton, FL 34203
United States


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Project Team (TCA Members)

General Contractor:
Concrete Contractor:
Woodland Tilt-Up
LJB Inc.
Meadow Burke

Project Specifics

Project Category:
Building Types:
Number of Floors:
Tilt-Up Wall Area:
25,176 sq ft (2,339 sq m)
Total Floor Area:
64,146 sq ft (5,959 sq m)
Project Footprint:
32,550 sq ft (3,024 sq m)
Tallest Panel:
36 ft 11 in (11.25 m)
Widest Panel:
34 ft 9 in (10.59 m)
Largest Panel:
1,273 sq ft (118.3 sq m)
Heaviest Panel:
103,000 lbs (46,720 kg)