If you are considering having a large building built in the Dallas Fort Worth Area, let Reliable make your job easier, faster, and cheaper with tilt up construction.
Tilt Up Construction in DFW
Tilt up construction, also known as tilt wall construction, has been around in the US. Since the early 20th century it has been employed in the US and around the globe. It poses many benefits because of its speed and efficiency. Primarily it has been used to build industrial buildings. Nowadays it can be used on various large buildings like libraries and retail centers. Reliable Commercial Construction specializes in large storage facilities that can be built much more easily using tilt up construction. If you are considering having a large building built in the Dallas Fort Worth Area, let Reliable make your job easier, faster, and cheaper with tilt up construction.
What is tilt up construction?
Tilt wall construction is a construction method that involves pouring and setting concrete walls on the ground at the construction site. The concrete outer walls of the structure are formed using wood, rebar, and concrete. After the rebar is cut and the walls are formed, concrete is poured into the forms and finished. Then the walls are brought up (tilted) using cranes to form the outside layer of the building. They are placed into foundational footings so as to stabilize them. They are supported by braces until a roof is placed on, tying all of the outer walls together.
Tilt up construction works fantastically with the design-build methodology. Not only can the forms of walls be customized and specially designed before they are poured and put up, but also the walls are highly customizable once they are up. The outside walls, can be covered with any kind of veneer or siding. The inside walls can be further insulated, coated, or covered with any material as well.
Tilt up construction first appeared in the early 1900s, but became much more popular after World War II, when construction labor shortages necessitated low labor methods. Originally, it was a somewhat crude method that worked best for large industrial buildings. Now, with computer aided drafting and more precise construction techniques, tilt up construction can be used for any building type. Technology has only improved the efficiency and flexibility of tilt up building.
What are the benefits of tilt up building?
We’ve already mentioned how it is quick and efficient, but now let’s get into the specifics of how tilt-up construction has benefits over other commercial construction methods.
Less labor is required
Many buildings must be covered with scaffolding during the majority of their construction. Not tilt up walls. This lowers the amount of workers that need to be active at any time and means that the walls take less work-hours to complete. This was borne out of the post WWII boom years when construction labor was at a low, and is still important because of the present shortage in construction labor.
Less equipment is required
Not only do lower labor costs keep prices down, but so does using less equipment. The only incredibly expensive piece of equipment needed for tilt-up construction is a crane. Additionally, the use of the crane is even more efficient for very large buildings, where it will only be needed to raise a few large walls.
The combination of requiring less labor and equipment means that tilt up construction is more cost effective than other forms of construction.
Tilt up walls require less rebar and concrete than traditional cast in walls. Thus, upon finishing wall construction, there is less leftover waste congesting the building site. This is both safer (less clutter) and more environmentally friendly. The best way to build for the environment is to use less resources in the first place. Finally, tilt-up construction walls can be recycled after the building has been damaged, so new walls don’t have the same environmental impact.
Lower install speed
Once the tilt in walls are set, all it takes is the crane to lift them into place. The setting of the concrete can take some time, but as it is done on the ground, it clears up time for the contractors. While the panels are being cast, the worksite crew can work on already standing walls to customize them, or prepare other parts of the building.
Tilt up walls can be covered with just about anything. Textures and surfaces can be done while the wall is still on the ground, saving money for scaffolding and working at heights. As any siding (interior or exterior) can go over the walls, they can be changed in all sorts of ways that drastically change the appearance of the building.
Reliable tilt up building
When it comes to safe, efficient, and cost effective commercial construction, Reliable Commercial is at the forefront. With over 35 years of experience, we know what methods are tried and true, and we also keep up on the newest promising trends in construction. Reliable has long had a focus on self storage construction, and those buildings are perfect candidates for tilt up wall construction. Contact us today for a free consultation and we will see what kind of construction method is right for your building.
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