Amvic Enertilt Tilt-up Wall Construction
Tilt-up technology utilizes innovative building techniques to reduce costs and construction time. With tilt-up, the walls are built horizontally on the structure’s floor slab or casting bed at the job site. The technique requires fewer skilled workers than masonry or precast panels, is faster to install and eliminates the high cost of transportation of precast panels or masonry blocks. After the foundation slab is poured, the wall panels are cast on the floor slab. Each panel is raised into place with a crane and secured by steel braces. The wall panels are connected to the steel structure at the footings, slab and roof line to complete the building process.
The Amvic EnerTILT tilt-up system was designed for commercial applications with need for exterior insulation on warehouses, cold storage facilities, schools, institutions or ‘big box’ retail units.
How it works
Floor Slab Casting Bed Construction
Before starting the process, it is important that the ground be thoroughly compacted and well supported. While the subfloor will be well compacted, it is still possible that floor settlement is likely to differ from that of the abutting wall and column foundations. It is necessary to isolate the floor slab from the walls and columns with isolation joints. These isolation joints will permit horizontal and vertical movement.
The EnerTILT system will significantly reduce both labor and material costs compared to other insulated tilt-up systems.
EnerTILT incorporates recycled plastic webs that provide a unique rebar chair anchoring system as well as strapping for drywall or exterior cladding.