Tilt-up construction is a method of erecting buildings by tilting concrete panels up to form their exterior. These panels can be created on-site and are strong and durable because of their reinforced concrete composition.
The whole process provides speed-related and cost saving benefits, which is why many people use tilt-up construction when building new properties. Keep reading to find out more about the benefits of tilt-up construction.
Safe and Durable
Tilt-up construction is done using high-quality concrete and metallic support structures. Individuals can enjoy peace of mind knowing these materials are reliable. The concrete is poured on-site and the walls are very durable and long-lasting, so the entire building is as strong as it can be. Concrete is the preferred building material when it comes to tilt-up construction because of its durability, safety, and relatively low cost in comparison with other building materials.
Quick Build Time
Another great advantage of tilt-up construction is the reduced building time. Remember that the walls of your building are designed and put into place on site. There are little to no materials to ship to your building location and once the walls are hardened, they are lifted into place using cranes. The whole process takes a short amount of time in comparison with other building methods. Some construction materials may take weeks, months, or even years to be delivered. Tilt-up construction allows project managers and engineers to save time and complete a complex building quickly and efficiently.
Concrete is a material with significant insulation properties. It doesn’t allow the temperature inside the building to fluctuate depending on the exterior weather conditions. Tilt-up construction projects also involve using other types of insulating materials (e.g., molded expanded polystyrene, expanded polystyrene, and extruded polystyrene) that work well alongside concrete. As a result, you will pay less for your energy bill and you will enjoy a warm house during the winter months and a cool interior living space during hot summer days.
Small Labor Cost and Materials
Another benefit of tilt-up construction projects is that the cost of labor and materials is kept at a minimum. A small group of workers is sufficient to put the concrete walls into place and lift them upwards, so the roof can be attached. At the same time, you don’t need to use complex metal alloys or a high amount of steel to build your property. As a result, you can allocate more resources toward building and improving interior amenities and finishes.
Additionally, the crane operators can be hired for a few days to lift up the walls, so you won’t need to pay them a monthly salary to participate in this construction project. This further reduces the overall costs of your tilt-up construction project.
At US Framing, we strive to deliver exceptional construction and framing services to our clients. We have decades of experience in this business and work with clients all over the United States. Contact us today to learn more about the benefits of tilt-up construction and how this construction method can be tailored to your preferences and needs.