Tilt-Up construction is basically what it sounds like; concrete panels are poured on either a final slab or casting slab, and when fully cured they are "tilted" into position. This is not a new form of construction, but one that has been around since the 1940's providing strong, durable buildings for residential and commercial construction. There are many benefits to tilt-up construction including construction cost savings, durability, safety, and versatility.
Construction with concrete is always a durable and safe choice, but tilt-up structures are fire-resistant, can handle strong winds and storms, manage earthquakes, impenetrable to pests (human or otherwise), and localized damage from trucks or fork-lifts is minimal. Also, concrete inherently reduces noise, so if you are in an area like an airport, the mass of the concrete will absorb the noise instead of letting it through like stick or metal framed construction.
Construction costs can be lower due to needing fewer laborers for construction. Vertical forming and scaffolding are eliminated and weather is less of a problem since the floor slab is placed first. Additionally the speed of erection and ease of subcontractors' work further reduces costs.
The cost of maintaining the building will also be less because of the inherent thermal mass of concrete. It will take less heat and air-conditioning to keep the building at a comfortable temperature.
There are numerous options of colors, textures and finishes for a tilt-up building. The use of form-lines can provide textures ranging from brick or stone to wood or high gloss. When you think of tilt-up, don't just think of a 4-sided warehouse! You're home or building can be designed and constructed any way you would like. The options are endless!