A 70,000-square-foot office building in Madison, Wis., was recently honored during the Tilt-Up Concrete Association's 2007 Tilt-Up Achievement Awards.
Vying with 93 other tilt-up projects from across the country, the Madison office named "2310 Crossroads" was one of 33 to receive recognition.
The 2310 Crossroads project was submitted by Newcomb Construction Company, Inc. of Madison, Wis. Meadow Burke, Nox-Crete Products Group, and Composite Technologies Corp. supplied products for the project.
The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) is a non-profit international organization dedicated to expanding and improving tilt-up as the preferred method of construction.
Now in its 16th year, the TCA's Achievement Awards program honors projects that use site-cast tilt-up concrete to introduce new types of buildings, to advance technology and to provide unique solutions.
The projects were reviewed by 13 judges from TCA membership, education, publishing, and industry management.
Competing in categories, projects were judged on aesthetic expression, schedule, size, originality, finishes, and special conditions, with emphasis on characteristics that interest architects and building owners.
According to Jim Baty, TCA's technical director, the judges routinely commented on the ever-growing creativity displayed in forming and tilting-up site-cast elements regardless of their size, shape or complexity of geometry.
The judges bestowed awards on 33 of the 94 entries. Twenty-nine projects, including "2310 Crossroads," received recognition, and four were given the highest award, "Excellence in Achievement."