When it came time for Petra Inc., a general contractor with more than 24 years of experience using self-performed Tilt-Up construction, to build its new corporate headquarters, the contractor put its experience to the test to create a one-of-a-kind Tilt-Up structure.
To entice potential clients with the possibilities of Tilt-Up, Petra designed a structure with maximum curb appeal, including an exterior brick veneer and dramatic cutouts at the tops of the exterior panels. To create the perfect imitation of brick, Petra constructed several test panels and paid special attention to detail when installing the brick veneer and insulation. Inside, the roof and a 20-by-20-foot skylight are supported by Tilt-Up beams (etched with the images of local mountain ranges), which were lifted into place with the help of two cranes.
Numerous floor-to-ceiling windows, featuring high-performance glass, flood the building with natural light and provide a pleasant working environment.
A showcase of innovative Tilt-Up techniques, Petra’s corporate headquarters provides its clients with a living testament to the possibilities of Tilt-Up construction.
Meridian, ID 83642
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