Concrete Tilt-Up Construction
Concrete Tilt-Up construction represents a highly-innovative method for producing structures of a wide variety of size, function, and design styles. At Huff Construction, we have used Tilt-Up to successfully complete an array of buildings for clients including healthcare, offices, retail, warehouses and distribution centers.
Why Tilt-Up Construction?
Expedited Delivery: Tilt-Up projects are able to be delivered faster than structures built with more traditional construction methods. Load-bearing concrete wall panels are poured horizontally on site and then lifted into place in a highly-efficient sequence. Because concrete floor slabs are poured first, other tradesmen such as plumbers and electricians can get to work earlier in the process. That enables clients to occupy their new buildings faster, which saves money.
Lower Construction Costs: In construction, time is money. With Tilt-Up, scheduling is more predictable and efficient, resulting in long-term savings and a faster return on investment. You will save through on-site fabrication and the use of local materials and labor. Tilt-Up also requires fewer skilled laborers, and construction is less affected by adverse weather because the concrete floor slab is poured earlier in the process.
Design Innovation: We continually find new ways to build the best-engineered structures in the business. Our Design-Build project delivery system overlaps the design and construction phases of our projects, which allows for flexibility within the design should problems arise during construction. Also, our use of computer design aids streamlines planning and facilitates the consideration of more variables, which enables innovation and adaptability of project plans.
Lower Operating Costs: Tilt-Up buildings offer savings on heating, air conditioning, and maintenance. Concrete’s inherent thermal mass makes it a great insulator on its own, and there is a range of options for built-in insulation and lightweight interior insulation. Your insurance premiums will also be lower due to better security, greater ability to withstand windstorms, and fire resistance.
Durability: Tilt-Up buildings are resistant to fire, wind, hurricanes, earthquakes, and moisture. Concrete walls are impenetrable to rodents, insects, and even the most determined humans. In fact, there are Tilt-Up concrete structures that were built as early as 1906 which are still in use today.
LEED Credits: Tilt-Up buildings can earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Credits.
Our tilt-up projects have proven to deliver significant savings for our clients both in terms of budget as well as time. Contact us today to learn more about the advantages of concrete tilt-up construction and how Huff Construction can deliver your next concrete tilt-up project.