Tilt-Up Panel Construction

1934 Words Sep 2nd, 2012 8 Pages
Tilt-Up Panel Construction
Building Technology 245 – Assignment 1
Nicholas Perry

Table of Contents

1.0 Introduction 2.0 Background 3.1 Current Use 3.2 Advantages and Disadvantages 3.0 Construction 4.3 Casting Process 4.4 Installation/Tilt-Up Process 4.5 Connections 4.6.1 Panel-To-Panel 4.6.2 Panel-To-Slab 4.6.3 Panel-To-Suspended Slab 4.0 Design Considerations 5.6 Materials (Concrete) 5.7 Reinforcement 5.8 Specialised Hardware 5.9 Rigging 5.10 Finishes 5.11 Design Documentation 5.0 Rules and Regulations 6.12 Australian Standards 6.13 Occupational Health and Safety 6.0 Conclusion 7.0
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In most cases, they are created on location, but the decision is influenced by the size and nature of the project, taking into account the restrictions of the site.

3.1 Casting Process Prior to the panels being cast to size, a concrete slab is poured to use as a base for the tilt-up panels to be cast onto.

An engineer is then required to set out boundaries and help in the set up of formwork, which is then erected in the shape of the panels. This includes making space for openings such as doors and windows within the design. Formwork is positioned for all panels, in a jigsaw-like formation on the slab, as to allow for steady project flow. Formwork is to be created to such a height as to allow for multiple castings to be made on top of each other.

The slab is then coated within formwork with a bond breaker as to allow for the most comfort when ‘tilting-up’ the panels.

As in regular concrete construction, reinforcing is positioned where necessary.

Once everything is positioned as required, concrete is then ready to be poured. When the concrete has been poured, manual labour is required to trowel for a smooth finish, either by hand or machine trowel. This can leave a smooth finish, or textured, but must be compliant with designs for consistency.

With the removal of formwork, and last minute detailing to the panels, they are ready to be lifted into place.

3.2 Installation/Tilt-Up Process

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