Originally bid as a conventional steel frame structure with applied precast, the Airside Business Park Buildings were converted to Tilt-Up to meet the specified architectural guidelines, allow the schedule to be expedited and save the owner approximately $300,000. The tight schedule required the second building, Number 100, to be constructed during the winter months. Since they are located on the airport property, the buildings had to meet sound transmission criteria established by the airport authority.
Tilt-Up offered excellent noise abatement, enabling this requirement to be achieved. Further, as the first Class A office building utilizing the Tilt-Up method in the Pittsburgh area, Building Number 200 showcased Tilt-Up’s effectiveness in this end-market.
The small building footprint presented unique challenges and necessitated that some panels were stack cast three high. To meet the owner’s strict architectural guidelines, the building featured two colors of textured paint and blue tinted glazing on the windows. Further, multiple size blocks were used as a textural and depth-contrasting veneer.
To create an ornamental focal point for the office park, a decorative Tilt-Up clock tower structure was constructed. Using Sobotec panels, an eyebrow accent was created at the roof level and the main lobby ceiling.
Moon Township, PA 15108
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