Tilt-Up Construction in Western United States

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Title: Tilt-Up Construction in Western United States

Author(s): F. Thomas Collins

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 48

Issue: 10

Appears on pages(s): 133-144

Keywords: no keywords

Date: 10/1/1951

Abstract:
Precast condrete.construction is increasing rapidly in the United States. The method described is that commonly known as "tilt-up" or flat cast con-struction which has proved most economical and most readily adopted by the general contractor in Southwestern and Western United States.. This method makes possible savings in material and skilled labor which are becoming more critical under present conditions. Data and recommended procedures are given for casting platforms, forming methods, bond breaking agents, wall panel design and construction, and erection of precast members. The patent situation affecting precast construction is discussed briefly.