Title: Maximizing the Value of the Building System
Author(s): Andrew S. McPherson
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 47-49
Keywords: construction cost; construction method; preliminary design; tilt-up
The tilt-up construction method was once used only in a few areas and only for “big box” distribution centers. It’s now the method of choice for constructing a much broader range of facilities that are taller and more architecturally ornate than those of the past. It’s clear, however, that tilt-up is sometimes used where it is perhaps not the best or most economical choice, and this overuse may be damaging the reputation of this first class building method. A chart is provided to assist in selecting a building system.