Tilt-up is a method of construction whereby large concrete panels are cast horizontally on site and then raised into final position, usually vertical, with a crane. This building system, which was conceptualized in the early 1900s, is used throughout North America and across the globe. Once considered a method suitable only for large warehouses, today tilt-up construction is employed on virtually every building type, from distribution centers to schools, churches, libraries, retail centers, and office buildings. It has become the method of choice for many developers, designers, and contractors because of its numerous benefits.

This course presents the latest advances in tilt-up concrete technology, which provide economical, energy-efficient, and durable building solutions for a variety of project types, and focuses on several case studies.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the history, design, and construction concepts of tilt-up concrete.
  • Discover how tilt-up is being used for every building type, from traditional warehouses and distribution centers to multistory offices and multifamily residential buildings.
  • Examine case studies that detail the latest tilt-up building methods and achievements.
  • Assess the ways in which tilt-up construction provides cost-effective, energy-efficient, and resilient building solutions.

Pre-Requisite: None.