Tilt Up Construction
Tilt-up concrete gets its name from the manner in which construction occurs: by lifting or tilting panels with a crane to form the walls of buildings. Panels can be produced in many shapes and sizes, including flat and curved sections. Concrete placement is fast and easy because it is done on the ground. Floor surfaces serve as casting beds or sometimes separate casting beds are built. Panels can be stacked on top of each other if space is limited. Because the panels are cast on site, their size is not limited by trucking considerations. Panels are typically rather large in size so that there are relatively few joints in buildings.
Tilt-up structures are built at reasonable cost, require little maintenance, and provide long term durability and speed of construction with minimal capital investment. Panels usually serve as structure and finish and can be insulated as needed for energy efficiency.