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Billings Productions

Summarize the project's program, features and achievements.

Billings Productions is a world leader in the design and development of animatronic animals for exhibitions. Their new space offers a warehouse that can support the design, construction, and storage of their dinosaurs, giant bugs, and custom creatures. A retail lobby offers display space for different creatures and the owner's fossil collection. There is also an event space that can be used for hosting community activities, school field trips, and other events. The exterior shows most panels are sloped at the top, forming a saw-tooth appearance across the elevation. These scalloped panels have glass insets to allow natural light in. Several panels are canted and have poured-in return legs extending 24”. Concrete spandrels are supported by steel structure, appearing to float above glass volume. The entry panels feature a 'wooden board' form liner pattern covering the whole panel and spanning across several adjacent panels to complete the overall design.

What obstacles were overcome related to the schedule, budget, program, specification, site, etc. on this project?

Complex dealing with substantial concrete slope. Tiered entryway.

What is the potential for this project's impact on the community and/or environment?

It is utilized for hosting community activities, school field trips, etc.

 
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Project Location

Allen, TX 75013
United States

Project Images

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Project Team (TCA Members)

General Contractor:
 
Concrete Contractor:
Osburn Contractors, Inc.
Architect:
Alliance Architects, Inc.
Engineer:
McHale Engineering Inc
Suppliers:
 
Photographer(s):
Menary Studio

Project Specifics

Project Category:
Production/Manufacturing
Building Types:
Manufacturing Plant
Finishes:
Paint (Textured)
Features:
Reveals
Insulation:
Uninsulated
Environmental:
Number of Floors:
1
Number of Panels:
41 panels
Tilt-Up Wall Area:
28,219 sq ft (2,622 sq m)
Total Floor Area:
49,875 sq ft (4,633 sq m)
Project Footprint:
49,875 sq ft (4,633 sq m)
Largest Panel:
1,333 sq ft (123.8 sq m)
Heaviest Panel:
133,245 lbs (60,439 kg)