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Berkeley Arts & Sciences

Despite a site designed for CMU, tilt-up was ultimately chosen for the Berkeley Preparatory School Gries Center for its speed, cost and flexibility. The project's primary challenge was the amount of panel, nearly doubling the building footprint, and limited areas where temporary casting slab could be utilized. The 119 panels, ranging from 7-1/4 inchs to 12-1/4" inches thick, were cast double and sometimes triple "stacked" in a sequence that allowed erection of panels to be picked one time as they were designed.

 
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Project Location

Tampa, FL 33615
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.

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2016

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Project Team (TCA Members)

General Contractor:
 
Concrete Contractor:
Carr and Sons Masonry
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Project Specifics

Project Category:
Higher Education
Building Types:
Classroom Building
Finishes:
Paint (Textured)
Features:
Insulation:
Environmental:
Number of Floors:
2
Number of Panels:
119 panels
Tilt-Up Wall Area:
74,286 sq ft (6,901 sq m)
Total Floor Area:
81,771 sq ft (7,597 sq m)
Project Footprint:
45,912 sq ft (4,265 sq m)
Tallest Panel:
42 ft 2 in (12.85 m)
Widest Panel:
32 ft 2 in (9.80 m)
Largest Panel:
1,212 sq ft (112.6 sq m)
Heaviest Panel:
103,280 lbs (46,847 kg)
Tallest Cantilever:
29 ft 2 in (8.89 m)
Longest Spandrel:
7 ft 10 in (2.39 m)