TILT-UP & INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS
Tilt-up buildings have walls that are poured directly at the job site in large slabs of concrete called “tilt-up panels” or “tilt wall panels”. Such panels are then raised into position around the building’s perimeter forming the exterior walls. When earthquakes shake the ground, the effect on tilt-up buildings can be catastrophic. Various parts of such buildings can actually move and sway in different directions. If the anchors between concrete or reinforced masonry walls, wood floors, and roof are weak, tilt-up walls can pull away, literally collapsing a portion of the building. Or, even the entire structure itself.
Tilt-up buildings are particularly dangerous because they possess inherent structural weaknesses due to the way they are assembled, as well as their large openings for industrial sized doors and windows, which offer little stability.
Weinstein Construction professionals are well-versed in strengthening tilt-up buildings. Call us today for a free, no-obligation inspection of your structure!
SEISMICALLY RETROFITTING OFFICE BUILDINGS
The contents of your office building can be damaged during an earthquake or can cause damage to the structure during and earthquake. For example, building contents may shift or fall: injuring occupants, destroying expensive features, and blocking ingress, egress, and emergency exits. When this occurs, it can be costly to repair or replace the damaged property and its contents. Weinstein Construction professionals can offer you the right solutions for earthquake seismic retrofitting to protect your office building’s inhabitants, and also brace property, equipment, light fixtures, and acoustic style ceilings.