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Tilt-up Concrete Construction Tour - 8/31

posted Aug 2, 2016, 6:52 PM by robert miller   [ updated Aug 21, 2016, 3:43 PM ]

Project Team: 
Brooks Kline - Team Leader
Precision Concrete 
Michael Dickson - Project Manager
St. John Properties
Tony Morabito - Vice President
Morabito Consultants 

 **Receive 1.5 Professional Development Hours**
Project Description:
This unique construction tour features two tilt-up concrete office buildings currently under construction - the 5-story I-97 Business Park Phase III and 4-story Annapolis Junction buildings. Each building consists of cast-in-place tilt-up concrete panels with typical composite structural steel framed floors. The lateral load resisting system is provided primarily by the perimeter of tilt-up panels.

Tilt-up History:
Tilt-up construction gained wide acceptance after World War II, when the mobile crane was first developed. The mobile crane allowed builders far greater ability to lift the massive panels into place. At about this time, ready-mix concrete was introduced to the industry, making tilt-up an even more viable alternative. In 1986 the Tilt-up Concrete Association (TCA) was created to establish processes and standards to ensure continued growth in quality and acceptance for this method of construction. Tilt-up concrete construction has since been used in buildings as large as 1.7 million square feet, with individual panels reaching as high as 91 feet and weighing 150 tons. The TCA reports that 15% of all industrial buildings in the U.S. were created using tilt-up construction. In Texas and other sunbelt states, tilt-up accounts for as much as 75% of new one-story commercial building construction. 

Tour Description:
The tour will begin at the I-97 Business Park Phase III site where attendees will be able to observe the early phase of tilt-up construction showing concrete casting beds and reinforcing placement. The tour will continue with a short drive to the Annapolis Junction building, where concrete panels and structural steel have been erected. The project team will discuss design considerations, procedures for field-casting & erecting multi-story concrete panels, construction schedule, and some of the benefits to tilt-up panel construction.

Certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours

Join us for happy hour following tour at the Green Turtle
7556 Teague Rd., Suite 100, Hanover, MD 21076 
Complimentary finger foods!

Event Date: Wednesday, August 31st 
Start time 4:00 PM 
15-minute drive to Site #2
End time 5:30 PM (approximately)
Happy hour to follow

Cost for this Event:
Member/non-member from Sponsored Firm = $10
from non-sponsored Firm = $15
Full-Time Students = FREE
Event Location:
231 Najoles Road, Millersville, MD (I-97 Business Park) 
Tour will continue to: 10170 Junction Dr. Annapolis Junction, MD

Event Details:
(1.5) Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be awarded by email to attendees.
RSVP via Web Link to Sign-up Form 
by noon on 8/30
Checks or cash payable on-site. Checks payable to: “ASCE Maryland Section”.  Add a note indicating “SEI Tilt-up Tour” in the memo spot on the check.
Credit card payment also available via PayPal.
PPE required: Long pants, boots, hardhat