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September 29, 2020
12:00 PM EDT - 1:00 PM EDT
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Tilt Up Wall Design: Thinking Outside of the Box

Tuesday, September 29 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | 1 LU Credit

AIA Members & AIA Triangle Sponsors: $0 | Non-members: $25

  • Deadline to register 10:00 am on Tuesday, September 29th
  • Zoom meeting link will be emailed to registrants the morning of the program



Through our one hour presentation, we plan to provide a general, basic overview of site cast, tilt-up concrete wall construction as well as display examples of creative uses of tilt up from architectural projects we have recently designed. Our presentation will include slides of a 93-foot tall panel, one of our projects, which at the time of construction was recognized by the Tilt-Up Concrete Association as the tallest panel in the United States. We will also show examples of innovative and unique uses of tilt-up construction on some of our other projects, as well as illustrate the potential creativity and flexibility that can be achieved through the use of this system through the wide variation in finishes and architectural treatments of the tilt-up wall panels of these projects.

We will be able to offer useful information related to constructability, speed of construction, general tilt-up construction techniques and the cost effectiveness and other advantages offered by tilt-up compared to other wall systems such as CMU and metal wall studs. In addition, the basics of the structural and detailing of panels.


  • General overview of Tilt Up Construction process
  • Innovative uses of Tilt Up
  • Architectural treatments encountered on recent projects
  • Challenges related to the design of the 3rd tallest panel in the U.S.
  • Why contractors prefer Tilt Up
  • Typical Tilt Up details



Wayne D. Mangum, P.E., President / COO | McVeigh & Mangum Engineering, Inc.

Wayne serves as President of McVeigh & Mangum Engineering (MME), headquartered in Jacksonville, FL. MME is a multi-discipline firm, serving their clients through multiple offices in the Southeast. As a registered professional structural engineer, Wayne has led the design of a variety of building projects including Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church in Lecanto, Florida. One of the tilt up panels of this project recently held the record for the tallest tilt-up panel in the United States. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Texas.