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Title: Maximizing the Value of the Building System

Author(s): Andrew S. McPherson

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 29

Issue: 9

Appears on pages(s): 47-49

Keywords: construction cost; construction method; preliminary design; tilt-up


Date: 9/1/2007

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.


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