St. Louis, Missouri
Saint Mark’s Coptic Church
Concrete Strategies performed 33,000-square-foot of the tilt-up panel design and construction for the church expansion.
Concrete Strategies performed 33,000-square-foot of the tilt-up panel design and construction for the church expansion. Unique in its construction, the church was designed with several spandrel panels, radius panels, and radius spandrel.
As part of the design-build team, Concrete Strategies was able to recognize and eliminate potential construction issues early. For example, a large radius panel originally designed to be 191,000 lbs, which was beyond the capacity of the crane chosen for the job. Being proactive, the Concrete Strategies team had the panel designer split the radius panel into two panels. The half radius panels could then be erected safely within the limits of the crane.
This job also boasts an 80-foot tall bell tower structure, erected in two panel lifts. The first lift was erected with a tilt-up lid placed on top to accommodate the second lift and complete the tower.