Tilt Up Panels
Tilt-Up construction features series of concrete panels tilted up into place to form a building’s exterior wall. These panels are created at the work site using wood forms, rebar and concrete. The forms are shaped and rebar cut to match final designs. Next, concrete is poured into the forms and finished.
When the walls are ready, they’re tilted into vertical position and set on foundational footings where they form the external structure of the building. Each panel is temporarily braced until the roof ties the structure together. As we describe below, the outward-facing portion of these panels is a blank slate on which almost any exterior siding, cladding or veneer can be applied. Same goes for the interior, which can be further insulated or otherwise coated to meet the specific needs of a facility.
Structural Walls (Shear, Shaft & Retaining)
A Shear Wall is a structural system composed of braced panels (also known as shear panels) to counter the effects of lateral load acting on a structure.Wind and seismic loads are the most common loads that shear walls are designed to carry. Under several building codes, all exterior wall lines in wood or steel frame construction must be braced. Depending on the size of the building some interior walls must be braced as well.
A structure of shear walls in the center of a large building—often encasing an elevator shaft or stairwell—form a shear core, or shaft.
Retaining walls are relatively rigid walls used for supporting the soil mass laterally so that the soil can be retained at different levels on the two sides. Retaining walls are structures designed to restrain soil to a slope that it would not naturally keep to (typically a steep, near-vertical or vertical slope). They are used to bound soils between two different elevations often in areas of terrain possessing undesirable slopes or in areas where the landscape needs to be shaped severely and engineered for more specific purposes like hillside farming or roadway overpasses.
Structural Slabs (On Grade, Elevated & Self Supported)
We offer many slab types depending on your commercial needs. A grade slab may or may not require rebar or wire mesh reinforcement, depending on loads and local building codes. The slab is poured as a single unit, and allowed to dry slowly for several days or weeks to minimize cracking and maximize strength and durability.
Somero Laser Screeded Floors
We use Somero® technology for perfectly level flooring in high area coverage. Somero manufactures laser-guided and technologically innovative machinery used in horizontal concrete placement, to advance the productivity, concrete flatness and efficiency of the job site.