Tilt-up construction is quickly becoming a popular choice for new buildings in many areas; it refers to walls of a building being constructed flat on the ground and then tilted up by the use of cranes so they can be put in place and secured. This is done rather than the walls being built vertically, level by level. This type of construction can be used for virtually any building but is most popular for offices and showrooms or warehouses. Consider some surprising advantages of this type of construction so you can determine if it’s the right choice for your new building or facility. 1. It’s safer for workers overall and cheaper Most of the construction work for tilt-up construction is done on the ground rather than on scaffolding, so it’s safer for workers overall. There is less risk of falling, of having materials fall and of other height-related injuries when you use tilt-up construction. For construction companies, this is a consideration since it can mean lower insurance costs for them but for those looking to have a new facility constructed, it can also mean cost savings. A construction company that has lower insurance premiums may be able to charge less for their work, and the company contracting the work to be done may not need to take out additional insurance bonds or forms of coverage themselves. 2. Projects and phases can overlap When walls are constructed on the ground, projects and phases of construction can overlap. This offers two benefits, one being that the project can be completed in much less time than if each phase needed to be done separately. Another benefit is that this allows for better communication between each team of contractors in case there are problems with each phase. For example, if electrical wiring should run too close to plumbing fixtures this can be addressed immediately rather than the problem being discovered after electricians are off the job site. This, too, allows the project to be completed more quickly and easily. 3. Tilt-up panels can be created in any look When walls are created on the ground rather than erected level by level, they can be made to resemble any type of finished look. Textures, adornments and even curved walls can be created more easily than if designers needed to be on scaffoldings to create these looks. No matter the preferences of the owner, the tilt-up walls can be designed to accommodate. Consider these three advantages of tilt-up construction and note if it may be the best choice for your new building. For more information, contact a company such as Allcon (NSW) Pty...