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St. Mary's Episcopal Church

Completed in a mere two months, construction of Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church evolved from a steel and masonry design that was ill-suited to meet the complicated design envisioned by the congregation and their architect.

The architect told the client that using steel and masonry to complete asymmetrical walls, a steep pitched vaulted ceiling over the sanctuary, windowed dormers suspended above the colonnaded naves and a bell tower open at the four corners would be well over budget. Therefore, Tilt-Up was selected and the switch saved the church $300,000 in construction costs. Further, the use of Tilt-Up enabled the Church the ability to incorporate their 120-year-old bell into the structure.

Meeting the design challenges also entailed overcoming construction obstacles. The architect had to design the many irregular shaped panels on a confined site, while maintaining full operations of the existing facility. The close proximity to a major public street involved close coordination with the church and local officials to coordinate erecting some panels at night and in the early morning hours.

Simply, Tilt-Up enabled the architect to finish the project in timely and cost-efficient manner, while preserving the architectural integrity of the church.

 
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Project Location

Columbia, SC 29210
United States

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Project Team

General Contractor:
 
Concrete Contractor:
Citadel Contractors, Inc.
Architect:
 
Engineer:
Meadow Burke
Suppliers:
Meadow Burke
Nox-Crete Products Group
HD Supply Construction & Industrial White Cap
Photographer(s):

Project Specifics

Project Category:
Worship
Building Types:
Finishes:
Features:
Insulation:
Environmental:
Number of Floors:
0
Number of Panels:
36 panels
Tilt-Up Wall Area:
16,508 sq ft (1,534 sq m)
Total Floor Area:
7,450 sq ft (692 sq m)
Project Footprint:
7,450 sq ft (692 sq m)
Tallest Panel:
51 ft 3 in (15.62 m)
Widest Panel:
51 ft 7 in (15.73 m)
Largest Panel:
1,662 sq ft (154.4 sq m)
Heaviest Panel:
120,880 lbs (54,830 kg)