TAKE ADVANTAGE WITH TILT-UP
Olathe Junior High #9 is a two story, split level, education facility with a building footprint of 98,000sqft.
The building is divided into a two story academic wing and is split midway into a lower level athletic wing that consists of two gymnasiums and a natatorium.
Saved $600,000 Using Tilt-Up
The original concept for the building was traditional masonry, but an option for design build tilt up was instead considered. By utilizing tilt up the owner was able to realize a cost savings that put the project $600,000 under budget.
Shaved Two Months off the Schedule
Tilt-up met the compressed construction schedule requirements and allowed the entire building to be “dried in” during the summer months verses mid to late fall with the masonry option.
The building, 137 panels total, was poured in 3 separate castings and had a total panel erection time of just 12 man days spanning a time frame of 4 ½ weeks.
The first erection sequence, which consisted of panels from the first casting, had 75% of the building erected in just the first 1½ week alone.
Innovative Versatile Panel Finishes and Flexibility
The panels were a sampling of many different features of tilt up that include 2 story tilt panels, insulated panels, panels with cast in thin brick, and a combination of the two.
Tilt panels also make up most of the interior walls of the athletic wing including the south wall of the main gymnasium / academic commons, in which the panels sit on top of a 14’ tall cast in place foundation wall. Architectural finish of the panels included 3 colors of brick, one of which is a 4x12 brick in stack bond pattern, recesses of ¾” to 1¼” on the academic wing, and hard trowel “slick” finished panels in the athletic wing.
|Square Footage||98,000 S.F.|
|Location||Olathe Junior High
|Architectural Features||Tilt-up wall panels | 77,000 SF of wall panel | 137 tilt-up panels | Tallest Panel: 43ft. | Heaviest Panel: 118,000 lbs.|
|Customer Reference||Olathe School District|
|Architect||Hollis and Miller Architects|