Concrete Tilt-up Construction
Why use concrete construction?
Potawot Health Village was built using tilt-up concrete construction. This method of building is often seen in large "box" construction commonly seen in department store construction. Although, the walls of the Potawot Health Village were built using forms casted out of split redwood to give the building the textureof redwood before being stained to look like redwood.
The benefits of this style construction is the longevity of the building, the good insulation, and the low maintenance requirements from pests and alliviation of wood decay. There are 86 walls that make up the building and each wall is unique in its size, shape, and cut-outs (windows, doors, etc).