Tilt-up is a construction technique whereby reinforced concrete panels are cast on-site (or off) then tilted into position. These panels become the load-bearing structural components and eliminate the need for perimeter columns of concrete or steel..
Tilt-Up Construction Advantages
Value: Tilt-up has repeatedly proven to be more economical than competing construction methods for similar types of buildings. Reduced capital costs in equipment, ongoing energy costs and maintenance savings makes tilt-up an attractive choice for investors and building owners. Tilt-up structures constructed 50 years ago show no signs of aging today.
Speed of Delivery: Once the floor slab is placed, the time from forming the panels to standing walls, attaching steel roof beams to the panels to completion of the building shell is very quick.
Energy Efficiency: Air tightness, minimal quantity of exterior joint treatments, and thermal massing properties are all factors that result in annual energy savings of 20-55%.
Security and Durability: The inherent strength and fire-resistant properties of concrete make tilt-up panels unmatched in durability, property security and lifetime safety, with minimal on going maintenance.
Flexibility: Tilt-up buildings can be used for any size of application, from portable classrooms to multi- million square foot production facilities. Add the endless pallet of finishes available to architects, and its use is yet to be limited.
Expandability: Tilt-up concrete panels can be reused,reposotioned, allowing for the expansion or relocation of a facility outline and usefulness.
Sustainability: Tilt-up concrete is a sustainable and Basix friendly choice. Not only does tilt-up add energy points, concrete is available near most job sites and is considered a local source and so receives a big tick from regulators