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This 5-story, Class A office building features a multi-level parking structure, large rooftop patios, and top-quality building materials. Its placement on a hill provided an opportunity to let the functionality and attractiveness of tilt-up construction shine. The building's lowest level (front) exits at street grade, while the second level (rear) exits at parking grade. The architect had originally designed the lower level to be a cast-in-place foundation wall to take the imposed earth pressures; however, the fact that the front is at street level would make it necessary to have extensive cladding on the face on the front foundation wall. Instead, we decided to construct the lower level using 14-foot insulated concrete tilt-up panels designed to not only handle the pressure along the back, but also make a nice aesthetic possible along the front at street level. These panels would act as a foundation wall by supporting a precast floor system separating the first and second floors, and would also support the four-story tilt-up stacked panels on top. The result is a beautiful building inside and out, while faithfully adhering to the technical requirements and the architectural aesthetic.
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