A tilt-up construction project begins with job site preparation and pouring the slab. The crew then assembles the panel forms on the slab. The forms provide the panels' exact shape and size, doorways and window openings, and ensure the panels meet the design specifications and fit together properly. Next, workers tie in the steel grid of reinforcing bars into the form. They install inserts and embeds for lifting the panels and attaching them to the footing, the roof system, and to each other.

Now comes the point where tilt-up construction, gets its name.

Once the concrete panels have solidified and the forms have been removed, the crew connects the first panel to a large crane with cables that hook into the inserts. The size of the crane depends on the height and weight of the panels, but it is typically two to three times the size of the largest panel.

Once all the tilt-up construction panels are erected, the crew apply finishes to the walls with sandblasting or painting. They also caulk joints and patch any imperfections in the walls. From this point the crew moves to the installation of the roof system and the trades begin their work inside and outside the building.

Taylor Construction / Ken Taylor-President
P.O Box 19369/ San Diego, CA 92159-0369
Ph (619) 562-5110 / Fax (619) 562-1921 / ken(at) taylortiltup.com