BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF FLORIDA
Design and construct a 150,000-square-foot, four-story office building that is ready for occupancy within 12 months. Completed in 1996
Interior load-bearing steel frame and exterior load-bearing Tilt-Up concrete panels.
Although the project was originally conceived as a conventional load- bearing steel frame with precast concrete panels for the exterior cladding, preliminary estimates exceeded the project budget and schedule. Steinbicker and Associates was brought in to consult on a Tilt-Up option based on their previous multi-story experience.
The suggested solution included the use of 8-inch thick load bearing Tilt-Up panels for the exterior walls. The Tilt-Up panels replaced the perimeter steel frame and precast concrete panels, resulting in significant cost savings. Cast on site on the floor slab and casting slabs, the Tilt-Up panels were designed to be stacked vertically in a 3+1 arrangement. This allowed the fast-track project construction to be phased to meet the aggressive schedule. The final result was an attractive multi-story office building constructed within the required schedule and budget.
- Tilt-Up Panel Shop Drawings
- Tilt-Up Panel Reinforcing Design
- Tilt-Up Panel Lateral Stability Design
- Panel to Panel Connection Design
- Panel to Structure Connections
- Tilt-Up Panel Lifting Engineering
- Tilt-Up Panel Erection Bracing Design