College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Jason Hailer, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


Tilt-up is an efficient method of project delivery that is best suited for large, flat projects such as commercial warehouses and distribution centers. The hypothesis is that this method of casting wall panels on site, and then tilting them upright, allows for certain unique activity sequences which could provide faster project completion. In order to prove this theory, analysis of two tilt-up projects completed within a mile of each other by the same contractor, and assessment of their schedules, will provide insight into the specific tasks that allow for better delivery speed. This methodology paired with interviews of team members, showed that successful scheduling began with procurement, and ensuring that the project team is adequately equipped to handle the scope. The results of the projects schedule comparison demonstrated an ability to form and cast wall panels prior to the walls footing being constructed. This allows for simultaneous completion of wall forming along with footing construction, which couldn’t be achieved in other methods of construction. Following the tilt, the roof structure is completed in sections allowing for structure, nailing and roofing to occur concurrently while fire sprinklers, electrical and concrete touch up work are finalized as well.