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What is Concrete Tilt-up?

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Here at Batzer Construction, we do all types of construction including a lot of tilt-up buildings.  However, most people are unfamiliar with the term or the features of concrete tilt-up, so its worth some explanation so that you can decide if it’s the right type of construction for your project.

The process resembles barn raising specifically and wood platform framing generally. It is cost-effective for low buildings.[1]

In this method modular concrete elements (i.e. walls, columns, structural supports, etc.) are formed on a concrete slab; usually the building floor, but sometimes a temporary concrete casting surface near the building footprint. After the concrete has cured, the elements are tilted from horizontal to vertical with a crane and braced into position until the remaining building structural components (roofs, intermediate floors and walls) are secured.


Concrete Tilt-up is one of the most popular types of commercial construction and it can serve many types of buildings and sizes.

Tilt-Up concrete construction is not new; it has been in use since the turn of the century. Since the mid-1940s it has developed into the preferred method of construction for many types of buildings and structures. Nationwide, over 15% of all industrial buildings are Tilt-Up, ranging in size from 5,000 to over 1.5 million square feet. They are typified by their attractiveness, efficiency and longevity.

From the Concrete Tilt Up Association

Currently we are putting up a concrete tilt-up building in Coquille Oregon for Coos-Curry Electric, and we’re also doing a warehouse distribution facility in Boardman, OR.   The team here at Batzer Construction has been doing tilt-up construction for decades and we would be happy to provide you with more project information.

Selected Batzer Construction Concrete Tilt-up Projects

1987 Rogue Valley YMCA Aquatic Center, Medford, OR
1987 Naumes Inc, Cold Storage Faciltiy 1, Medford, OR
1991 Naumes Inc, Cold Storage Faicilty II, Medford, OR
1995 Naumes Inc., Cold Storage Facility, Marysville, CA
1996 Southern Oregon Select Fruit (SOS) Cold Storage Facility Medford, OR
Harry & David Corporate Offices, Medford, OR
NW Mail, Medford, OR
Siskiyou Buckle Manufacturing Facility, Medford, OR
2004 Knife River (LTM) Offices, Medford, OR
2005 Re/Max Ideal Properties Offices, Medford, OR
2010 Coos- Curry Electric Offices, Coquille, OR
2010 Port of Morrow, Transload III warehouse, Boardman, OR

RE/MAX Office- Medford

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009
Re Max Medford

3539 Heathrow Way
Medford, OR 97504
17,500 SF

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Knife River (LTM)

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009
Knife River

3959 Hamrick Rd
Central Point, OR 97502
17,000 SF

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