Phaze Concrete, the experts on all things concrete, explain the benefits of using tilt-up construction.
There are many different methods used when it comes to building with concrete. Tilt-up construction happens to be one of the most popular methods used by Phaze Concrete due to its flexibility, timeliness, and competitive pricing. The process involves site-casting concrete walls of a building onto a floor slap. Next, the walls are tilted and lifted by a crane. By using this method, Phaze Concrete can create accurate construction plans and produce rapid results. Here are some benefits to using tilt-up construction.
Each customer will have their own vision in mind. That vision may include tilt-up wall panels that are plain and smooth, or perhaps, it may consist of something more visually stimulating. At Phaze Concrete, tilt-up finishes can be flexible. Architects can incorporate grooves, texture, and color into designs.
Tilt-up construction offers very competitive rates compared to other traditional methods. When construction is complete, it continues to save building owners money because of their lower insurance premiums. Tilt-up construction is fire resistant and provides robust security. Phaze Concrete experts note that tilt-up walls can also be insulated to add additional energy-saving value. With fewer temperature fluctuations also comes a more durable internal and external finish.
Concrete walls absorb sound, which means tilt-up construction is perfect for multi-family housing buildings, dorms, hospitals, and more. Phaze Concrete recommends tilt-up construction in loud cities as well because it can provide a sound reduction index of around 52db. Lightweight cladding can only reduce sound by 20-30dc in comparison.
Phaze Concrete always puts its employees first when it comes to safety on the job. Tilt-up construction requires most of the building to take place on the ground, which means crews are safer. Risky tasks like vertical formwork and scaffolding are eliminated from the entire construction process altogether.
Concrete materials are incredibly durable. They are resistant to mechanical damage and can be easily cleaned. Phaze Concrete uses tilt-up construction because the wider panels require fewer joints, thus reducing maintenance costs for the owner long-term. Fairfaced, profiled, textured, tooled, and exposed aggregate finishes are all considered to be visual concrete components and do not need much attention. Other cast-applied facings like inlaid stone and brick also require minimal care and give new paint a longer life span.
One of the best benefits of using tilt-up concrete construction is its fast timeline. Project programmes are quick from start to finish. Once Phaze Concrete starts to form panels by placing floor slaps, the building shell can be completed within only four to five weeks. In the construction industry, that is considered excellent timing! All the materials used in wall panels are easily made with little lead times. By doing so, Phaze Concrete can build other elements that take longer, while the wall panel process takes off.
If you are starting a project and want to know if tilt-up concrete construction is for you, Phaze Concrete experts recommend seeking the proposal of multiple construction companies before making a final decision.