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May 18, 2015

Tilt-Up Structures

Photo courtesy of WACA
Painted panels and varying parapet heights help break up the scale of the buildings.

Stryker Business Center (phase one)

Location: Kent

Owner/developers: Clarion Partners and IDS Real Estate Group

Team: Sierra Construction, general contractor; Craft Architects, architect; Shutler Consulting Engineers, structural engineer; Miles Sand and Gravel Co., ready-mix supplier

The first phase of the 52.5-acre Stryker Business Center includes two speculative tilt-up concrete industrial buildings of 120,600 and 318,200 square feet.

The smaller building has a 30-foot clear height and the larger one comes in at 32 feet.

Both buildings have similar features, materials and colors. Included are: painted tilt panels with varying parapet heights; offset panels at the entries; form liner and reveal patterns; steel channels attached to steel embeds; large windows; and 52-foot bay spacing for efficient rack layouts.

There also are 60-foot-deep concrete truck aprons for durability in high use areas, 15-foot-deep concrete bogey strips at trailer storage areas, cast-in-place vertical curbs in truck maneuvering areas, and concrete monument signs.

Tilt-up concrete was used for construction speed and flexibility, long life, low maintenance, durable finishes, sustainability and low cost.

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