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We were fortunate enough to get involved in the project early in design phase directly with the Owner and the Design team, firstly to analyze the feasibility of the Tilt-Up method of construction, and secondly to determine the most economic delivery method to implement the Owners vision of a highly attractive and functional facility that would be the first of possibly several projects under this name with the higher end architectural finishes, and create a “new standard” in the self-storage marketplace. The architecture of the building includes many different applications, such as two different cast in form liners, one of which emulates large stacked “Ashlar Stone” that is finished with a coating that represents the natural stone look and coloration, the other a “Weathered Plank” look. Also utilized are various cast in reveal patterns and recesses, overlapping of panel sections and offsets, as well as varying panel heights that all help to create dimensional diversity of the building’s façade, and Tilt-Up afforded the Design Team the flexibility to introduce such finishes. Some of the finished effects include applied raised EIFS bands at different elevations as well as at the very top of the building, Mediterranean style cornice brackets, as well as extensive areas of glass on the buildings corners and center that emits gleaming brightness from within and provides colorful exposure to the bright, clean interior of the facility. With tight site conditions and building footprint limitations, about 50% of the Tilt-Up panels were fabricated and cast on temporary casting beds on a vacant lot adjacent to the building limits, requiring innovative sequencing and lay out of the Tilt-Up sections in order to safely transport them via crawler crane to their final positions. We are proud of our field construction team in that they performed impressively with an unwavering commitment to a high degree of quality and workmanship of the many diverse and innovative applications that were possible for this project with the tilt-up.
This project was a 2019 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award winner.
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