Tilt-up construction projects are becoming popular because of the wide adoption of tilt-up panels. The panels are inherently durable compared to conventional concrete designs. Their extensive usage can be witnessed in the construction of storage areas, commercial buildings, warehouses, and offices due to the speed of construction. This building design is ideal for structures that have less than two-floor levels and require an open floor plan. Here are some reasons you should consider tilt-up panels for your next construction project.
Speed and Flexibility -- Sandwich panels are designed separately hence you can install the walls quicker than any other wall construction technique. You can also make changes to the panel designs as you see fit before installation. Therefore, speed and flexibility enable your project to be ready in time for occupancy.
Cost of Construction -- In traditional precast wall designs, you have to install columns around the walls to support the roof. With tilt-up panels, you will eliminate the requirement for load-bearing columns, panels, which add to the cost of construction. Also, all the raw materials are usually sourced locally; thus, reducing the cost of transportation. As a result, you save more money with such a technique.
Maintenance -- Tilt-up sandwich panels made from concrete are highly durable. As such, with their thickness, they can withstand natural elements such as rain, sun, and wind. Apart from natural elements, the panels are also fire resistant. This technology can, therefore, significantly reduce the cost of building maintenance. You will cut the budget of repairing damaged concrete walls like in traditional designs. The low maintenance cost makes tilt-up panels attractive to many construction proponents.
Eco-Friendly -- Insulated tilt-up panels are known for their energy efficiency. Therefore, you will save money on heating and cooling the building, which can run into thousands of dollars. The efficiency of the building's cooling and heating system is provided by the insulation layer sandwiched between the concrete panels. Your building will consume less electricity, and thus, its energy efficiency reduces the emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
Variety and Visual Appeal -- With tilt-up panels, you will have a range of panels to suit your construction needs. If you need flat panels for the project or curved panel for warehouse wall designs, tilt-up panels are ideal for all these projects. You can design the panels into various shapes and patterns that are suitable for your structure. Apart from durability, aesthetics is also a major component of tilt-up panels. Different colors, patterns, and texture can be added to produce a visually pleasing piece of architecture.