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Payson Tech

Summarize the project's program, features and achievements?

Payson is a historically rural city in Utah that is rapidly becoming more commercialized and industrialized. Right at the heart at all of this off of the main street freeway exit is the Payson Tech Center. The Payson Tech Project consists of two matching tilt-up buildings that are both approximately 95,000 SF. The two buildings mirror each other from behind creating a large and spacious dock area between them for truck and delivery flow. Not only are these buildings arranged in a way that allows for maximum utilization of the space, the buildings are also designed with key architectural elements so as to create an unrivaled design.

One of the fundamental elements of these buildings is the board form panels. The buildings' panels shift back and forth from various patterns of reveals to prominent board form panels. Another key architectural aspect to this project is the patio trellises that are strategically place through the project. The four trellises are made out of board form concrete to match the board form on the buildings. These trellises give occupants of the buildings the opportunity to go outside in a peaceful and separate area from the rest of the exterior areas of the project.

Similar to the rest of the features in this project, the dock walls and double trash enclosures are also not run of the mill. Both the dock walls and trash enclosures were sack and patched then stuccoed for the cleanest look in the dock area. They were also painted to match the rest of the project. The dock railings were put together in sections so that if part of it gets damaged that single part can be replaced rather than having to fix the entire railing.

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

This project consisted of essentially every major obstacle that one could think of. We began this project in February of 2023 and we were immediately in a time and money crunch. The site was severely below grade and needed an immense amount of fill brought in very quickly in order to maintain the schedule that the owner and tenants needed.

Nine feet of engineered fill was rapidly brought to the building pads of the two buildings. We had to install cameras and monitors on the project since this was such a large amount of fill. We used these monitors to track the movement and settling of the ground. Once the ground quit settling, and the soil engineer confirmed our findings, we were able to proceed with the tight schedule of the project. After getting past the rush to bring in 9' of engineered fill while also avoiding ground settling, we were then in a rush to form and pour all of the concrete. We went full speed to get the footings, floor (164,000 SF) and panels (117,400 SF) poured in six weeks.

Please communicate any engineering complexities or unique features of the panel design for this project?

This project utilized the MeadowBurke Super Lynk Connectors in lieu of footing to wall welded embed connections. These Super Lynk connectors were faster, easier and safer to use than the conventional welded connections. These connections are better hidden than the conventional connections and more secure. We feel that these connectors are going to become more common in the tilt-up industry; being able to use them on a project of this size was a great way to better understand and promote them. Larger footings were engineered and used to help mitigate the amount of settling in the vast amounts of engineered fill that we had on this site.

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

The area surrounding this project was full of arcadian beauty and idyllic landscapes. The architects, engineers and Fincon went out of their way to preserve this natural beauty. The project had several natural springs, wetlands and detention basins that were kept intact and preserved during all phases of construction; from excavation, to the main building phase to landscaping. The proper materials and guards were placed around these areas to safeguard these areas during construction and after it finished so that these majestic areas could remain unhindered from the industrialization of the area.

We separated all recycling from trash during the course of construction on this project. We reused all form and made sure not to cut any foam or toxic materials outside on site. The sublime scenery that existed around the Payson Tech Buildings are still there after all of our construction.

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Project Location

Payson, UT 84651
United States

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Project Specifics

Project Category:
Building Types:
Data Center
Paint (Flat)
Paint (Textured)
Post Applied (Interior)
Number of Floors:
Number of Panels:
110 panels
Total Floor Area:
190,000 sq ft (17,651 sq m)
Project Footprint:
191,704 sq ft (17,809 sq m)
Tallest Panel:
47 ft 4 in (14.43 m)
Widest Panel:
30 ft 0 in (9.14 m)
Largest Panel:
1,360 sq ft (126.3 sq m)
Heaviest Panel:
135,000 lbs (61,235 kg)