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Papa Pita

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The 100,845 square foot Papa Pita Office, Bakery, Warehouse and Distribution facility is constructed of 7.25 inch and 8-inch-thick insulated tilt-up wall panels that are 38.5 feet tall. The interior office area has class 'A' finishes with rich colors and textures. Because the size of the site is limited, office areas and a large breakroom are located directly above the loading dock areas, on mezzanines located on each side of the building. At the corner of the building where the mezzanines intersect, there is a two-story office component that steps out away from the main massing of the building. This gives a feeling of the office area being separate from the warehouse / distribution portion of the structure, they are in fact still connected. The office portion of the building also helps screen the loading docks from the office portion of the building. This also helps to separate truck traffic from auto traffic.

The exterior of the building has economical industrial finishes consisting of exposed painted concrete (tilt-up wall panes), metal canopies, soffits and facias. The wall panels step in and out, the thickness of the wall, to break the large building mass. Continuous canopies over the loading docks also helps to break up the building massing. The interior of the building contrasts the exterior, with rich class 'A' finishes. It appears that no expense was spared. Class 'A' finishes are not typically associated with industrial tilt-up buildings. The class 'A' finishes help show that tilt-up construction can be used for any building type, and that it is not only reserved for economical industrial buildings. The finishes in this building can rival those of any other building and type of construction. The tilt-up wall panels support the gravity load as well as resisting lateral loads from wind and seismic forces. No additional braced frames are required. The insulated wall panels provide an energy efficient building envelope. Other benefits of the tilt-up concrete construction include; durability, reduced maintenance costs, reduced sound transmission, increase fire-resistance, resistance to mold, and an economical and quick method of construction.

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Project Location

West Jordan, UT

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Project Team (TCA Members)

General Contractor:
Concrete Contractor:
AE URBIA / J M Williams and Associates, Inc.
AE URBIA / J M Williams and Associates, Inc.
Katelyn Williams

Project Specifics

Project Category:
Building Types:
Number of Floors:
Total Floor Area:
100,845 sq ft (9,369 sq m)
Project Footprint:
82,105 sq ft (7,628 sq m)
Tallest Panel:
38 ft 6 in (11.73 m)