The first tilt-up concrete building on the historic campus of the University of Virginia is now underway. Needham DBS worked with Nielsen Builders to design an insulated, composite tilt-up panel system for the Ivy Stacks Expansion project, an addition to an existing precast building. The panels are over 45’ tall, and feature the innovative IconX Model 23 composite connector (www.iconxusa.com), with edge-to-edge XPS insulation, in a 4 5/8-2-4 5/8 configuration (11 ¼” overall thickness). This design uses 30% less concrete than the comparable non-composite panel design. The site is extremely tight, with very limited panel casting area and narrow crane path. Panels are scheduled to be tilted in mid-December.
UVA Ivy Stacks Underway
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Jason leads the concrete services division in the Kansas City office. He has experience in all building types but has a specialized focus on tilt-up construction and design-build steel. He works closely with clients and contractors to ensure a well-coordinated set of documents. He is a leader in the firm in the use of Building Information Modeling and produces customized production oriented documents for clients.