Jeffrey Needham, Needham DBS, sponsored by the Concrete Promotional Group (CPG), presented "Composite Tilt-Up Panels - The Future of Tilt-Up Walls" to the AIA Nooniversity held on October 10, 2018. The presentation explores the current state-of-the-art in composite tilt-up panel construction and explains developments in design methods for tilt-up composite panels. The difference between solid panel design and the two-wythe composite design will be illustrated and the limitations of the current composite design methods will be shown. The future of composite panels in tilt-up construction concludes the talk.
Thanks to Christy Martin, Executive Director for CPG, and the Kansas City AIA for the opportunity.