Site-Cast Concrete Products/Services
Tilt-Up Concrete Construction is not new; it has been in use since the turn of the century. Since the mid-1940s it has developed into the preferred method of construction for many types of buildings and structures. Nationwide, over 15% of all industrial buildings are Tilt-Up, ranging in size from 5,000 to over 1.5 million square feet. They are typified by their attractiveness, efficiency and longevity.
Tilt-Up Construction Basics
As with any project, the key to success is thorough planning. These pages explain the basic methods and skills required for successful Tilt-Up construction.
When you construct a new building, regardless of its purpose, you want a building that works, is attractive, reasonably priced, and efficient - a building in which you can take pride! You can have all of these benefits with Tilt-Up concrete construction.
CIP Concrete is deposited in forms on site, where it remains. Fresh, fluid concrete is transported as a ready mix product. It may also be mixed on site. Cast-in-place concrete has the advantages associated with all concrete, such as thermal mass, durability and resilience to disaster, and use of recycled materials. It can be used for nearly all types of concrete elements, including foundations, slabs-on-ground, walls, beams, columns, floors, and roofs. Additionally, cast-in-place concrete is an excellent solution for free forming concrete into a variety of shapes, spans, and forms. Cast-in-place concrete also provides a solution when a site has limited access and space for crane placement, staging, and storage. In the U.S., approximately 75% of the concrete used is cast-in-place concrete made in ready mixed concrete plants and delivered in concrete trucks to the construction site.
Because the concrete is placed on site, considerations need to be made for casting and curing in relation to the weather and environmental conditions. A team should be on site to rapidly place the concrete and perform jobs such as screeding, finishing, and curing. The concrete cures in-place until it is self-supporting and able to take additional building loads. Therefore, construction schedules accommodate in-place strength gain as opposed to delivery schedules of concrete cast in manufacturing plants.
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