The Benefits of Tilt Wall Construction
Tilt wall construction has been around for many years and remains one of the most popular construction methods for industrial and commercial buildings. About 15% of industrial buildings in the United States have used tilt wall construction, including buildings of all different sizes and a variety of uses.
This is a simple construction process and is common for concrete warehouses. You may have even experienced this construction process without being aware of what it was. If you require a new facility and are considering your options, tilt wall construction is ideal for energy efficiency and provides a low price tag for your project.
On average, about 10,000 tilt wall buildings are constructed for commercial purposes every year. As you might guess, with so many people choosing this construction method, it has a whole lot of benefits. Today we’re going to be looking at some of them and providing insight into whether this construction method might be right for your needs.
Concrete is very durable. It’s also the most common (and oldest) building materials you can find. Since concrete has been used for such a long time, we understand how buildings made of it will act under several different conditions. This takes the guesswork out and makes the process very predictable.
Walls created in this manner are ideal for load-bearing purposes. However, that isn’t the only area where they excel. They are an excellent choice if you need an earthquake and wind-shear-resistant building.
Construction can take a long time, but sometimes you need to speed up the timeline. From the moment concrete panels are cast until the shell of the building is completed takes around a month with tilt wall construction. Depending on size, panels can often be cast in a single day. This is much quicker than other options.
Since the process is streamlined and everyone knows what tasks they are responsible for, the crew can work efficiently with this type of construction method. This results in a building that is completed sooner so you can use it as soon as you need it.
While no material is completely invincible, tilt wall construction creates durable buildings, especially when you need a large space. Concrete resists extreme weather, like hail, heavy winds, and earthquakes, and keeps insects out. The buildings are also resistant to fire, corrosion, and other damage that might otherwise be expensive to repair.
These walls can be thick and increase the soundproofing of the structure, which makes it a favorite for offices located in busy cities. In addition, the rebar in the panel adds extra strength, so you can be sure your building is going to last.
Extreme Fire Resistance
Concrete doesn’t burn, which can make it superior to other materials for buildings. It can’t be set on fire as easily and fire doesn’t cause it to give off toxic fumes. In comparison to metals and plastics, it doesn’t make smoke or drip particles that can make a fire more extreme.
As an example, a concrete slab composed of sand that is just under five inches thick has a fire resistance as long as three hours. When you compare that to other materials, concrete is much safer. This is important to be aware of since tilt wall construction makes use of concrete.
Tilt walls are concrete panels that act as support for the roof and floors of a building. This means that less steel is required than you would need for a conventional steel building. Even when you consider color and architectural details, concrete buildings tend to cost less to construct.
For one thing, the walls don’t need any additional finish, although they can be pigmented, polished, swirled, stamped, troweled, and broomed. In many cases, plain concrete also works as an interior wall finish. It offers extra thermal insulation and is resistant to weathering.
Quick Build Time
In the perfect environment, constructing a tile wall building takes from a few weeks to several months. For a huge building, the casting process could take several days or over a week. On the other hand, a traditional building would often take at least six months to complete if not longer.
This isn’t the only thing that cuts down on the time it takes to build with tilt wall construction. Concrete is easy to access, so there’s no need to wait on supplies. Plus, it cures in a matter of a few days and the casting can be done on-site instead of having to wait on a delivery
Flexible Design Options
While concrete walls might not be super appealing without any extra components or add-ons, they offer a huge amount of flexibility so you can make a space your own. There are numerous customization options, including:
- Door and window styles
- Canopies and windows
- Finishes (colors, exposed aggregate, panels, siding, and textures)
- HVAC systems
- Light fixtures
- Parking lots, walkways, and flatwork
- Wall colors
What you choose for your tilt wall construction is going to be different from the next person’s choices. However, when you have a skilled construction crew to help you, there are no limits to the options you can choose. Concrete walls can be designed so they match the goals of your brand.
At MBC Management, we offer construction services for anyone who needs to build or renovate their new property. Our team is composed of adept architecture craftsmen who can provide you with tilt wall construction. When you use our tilt wall services, you get a building that is more creative and sustainable than with alternative processes.
If you plan to build a commercial or industrial property, tilt wall construction is an excellent way to move forward. It’s time-saving, cost-friendly, and sustainable when you need a safe and spacious workspace. You can reach out to us to get your project started at 936-825-1603. We’re also happy to answer your questions about tilt wall construction and other topics.