Courtesy of Hughes General Contractors Inc.
The innovative tilt-up method incorporated varying heights, layers, integral coloring and configurations of individual concrete panels.

2012 Award of Merit

Office Category

Kilgore Cos. Office Addition

West Valley City, Utah

The project team built a 27,000-sq-ft, tilt-up concrete addition to Kilgore's existing 7,700-sq-ft office building. The innovative construction incorporates varying heights, layers, colors and configurations of individual concrete panels to create a complex and timeless office space. The architectural tilt-up concrete was the ideal structure for an emerging company; it is cost effective and quick to construct and provides a durable lifetime finish.

The contractor was challenged to finish the two-story addition in four-and-a-half months. The exposed tilt-up construction allowed the building shell to be completed more quickly, which greatly helped the schedule of this fast-paced project.

Key Players

Owner: Kilgore Properties, West Valley City, Utah

Design: Richardson Design Partnership, Salt Lake City

General Contractor: Hughes General Contractors Inc., North Salt Lake, Utah

Civil Engineer: Stantec, Salt Lake City

Structural Engineer: BHB Consulting Engineers, South Salt Lake, Utah

Entry submitted by Hughes General Contractors Inc.