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Vapor Trail / Carrier West

Summarize the project's program, features and achievements.

This is the first building of a two-building industrial development. Half of this initial building was designed as a build-to-suit for Carrier West's new office in Colorado Springs. Intergroup provided a stacked panel design in the Tilt-Up panels with both traditional and deeper reveals to provide relief and heightened visual presence. Achievements in the structural design portion included the checkered pattern “flag” overlap featured in the panels. The property is in a premier location with quick access off Powers Boulevard in the southwest corridor of Colorado Springs.

Communicate any engineering complexities or unique features of the panel design for this project.

Structural challenges were in providing reinforcement around multiple checkered style notches at sides of the outer panels, as well as an adequate positive connection to support flag portions to panels behind. Both traditional and deeper reveals were utilized throughout various panels. This created challenges with coordinating correct panel thicknesses, reinforcing designs, and placement of rebar in the field due to the varied reveal depths. An exterior entry eyebrow features framing into pockets within the extended tilt wall panel.

 
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Project Location

Colorado Springs, CO 80916
United States

Project Images

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Project Team (TCA Members)

General Contractor:
 
Concrete Contractor:
 
Architect:
Intergroup Architects Inc
Engineer:
Peak Engineering, Inc.
Suppliers:
 
Photographer(s):
Nancy Lindo
Viewfinder Colorado

Project Specifics

Project Category:
Distribution
Building Types:
Distribution Center
Office
Finishes:
Paint (Textured)
Features:
Stacked Panels
Insulation:
Post Applied (Interior)
Environmental:
Number of Floors:
1
Number of Panels:
42 panels
Tilt-Up Wall Area:
36,740 sq ft (3,413 sq m)
Total Floor Area:
50,200 sq ft (4,664 sq m)
Project Footprint:
50,200 sq ft (4,664 sq m)
Largest Panel:
1,116 sq ft (103.7 sq m)
Heaviest Panel:
17,200 lbs (7,802 kg)