World’s largest tilt-up building in development

21 April 2015

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association has named a new 4-million-square-foot building under construction in the Houston-area the world’s largest tilt-up concrete building.  The building, expected to open in 2016, will be part of a new campus for Daikin Industries, Ltd.

An Association press release stated:
“We track project accomplishments or records in a number of categories to demonstrate the variety of application and overall achievement of tilt-up professionals,” said James Baty, technical director for the Tilt-Up Concrete Association.

“This includes statistics like largest buildings (footprint and total floor area), tallest panels, heaviest panels, widest panels, largest wall area and more.”

The current record holders in the largest building categories are Target’s Import Warehouse in Savannah, Ga. at 2,029,554 square feet (footprint) and the Gateway Theatre of Shopping in Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa at 3,420,000 square feet (floor area).

“At 4,130,698 square feet, this new project breaks multiple records,” said Baty.


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