Concrete tilt-up construction has been around for over a century and has evolved into the preferred method of construction for industrial use. Over 15% of industrial buildings and structures from 5,000 square feet to over 1.5 million square feet that have been built throughout the nation consist of concrete tilt-up.
The main benefits of tilt-up construction are its efficiency, durability, and reasonable cost.
Due to the thermal mass in concrete, heating and cooling peaks and loads are reduced therefore reducing energy costs.
Concrete is the strongest and most durable product available while naturally being fire resistant.
Costs are easier to control as less skilled labor is needed and the speed at which these types of buildings are constructed is much faster than in-place materials.
Each year roughly 10,000 buildings consisting of more than 650 million square feet are constructed using tilt-up.
The largest building footprint constructed of tilt-up construction is the Target Import Warehouse in Savannah, GA in the amount of 2,029,554 square feet. For a list of other top tilt-up projects as well as answers to any of your questions regarding this beneficial concrete building product, visit Tilt-Up Concrete Association