Date: July 3, 2012

News - Tilt-Up Project's Time and Money Savings Help Win Award

Waldorf, MD— The American Concrete Institute (ACI), Maryland Chapter honored Chaney Enterprises for excellence in concrete construction at its awards dinner in Baltimore in May. The Excellence in Concrete Construction—Tilt-Up Buildings Category was awarded to the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) building in Lexington Park, MD.

In this Tilt-up construction, the concrete elements, such as exterior walls and supports structures, were cast in place, then installed by crane. This innovative, efficient construction technique has been in use for nearly a century. Tilt-up construction became the preferred construction method for many types of buildings from the 1940’s to the present. This building technique allows for rapid and efficient construction.
Tilt-up structures are attractive, fire-resistant and sustainable--in fact nearly 50 buildings across the country are LEED-certified. Chaney Enterprises supplied 1,400 cubic yards of concrete.

Honorably mentioned were two other Chaney Enterprises concrete projects. The Two Rivers Steak and Fish House in Pasadena, MD, was recognized for the installation of a cast-in-place, continuous rectangular Decorative concrete bar. The bar is more than 86 feet long, and is the largest cast-in-place bar installed to date by the contractor, Hyde Concrete. The US Naval Academy McNair Bridge and Nimitz Library repair projects required demolition to the concrete bridge piles and the library’s concrete support structures, then accelerated and complex reconstruction of the concrete elements. Chaney Enterprises supplied 350 cubic yards of concrete.

Pictured is the SAIC tilt-up concrete building located in Lexington Park, MD.
Pictured is the SAIC tilt-up concrete building located in Lexington Park, MD.

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