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TILT-UP CONCRETE

WALL PANELS
DESIGN
STANDARDS
GUIDE

CONCRETE T H I N K I N G
in building solutions

FOREWORD
This Design Standard Guide is an excerpt (Chapter 13) of the Concrete Design Handbook, second edition
(third printing), November 2001, a publication prepared and published by the Cement Association of Canada.
This guide is prepared as an aid in the design of Tilt-up concrete wall panels. It has been the intent of CAC
to present information in a manner which will serve as an extension to CSA Standard A23.3-94, Design of
Concrete Structure, and other documents referenced herein. While every attempt has been made to present information that is factual and in a useable format, none of the references to the CSA Standard or the
National Building Code should be construed as an endorsement of the material appearing in the guide by
the agencies responsible for the referenced material.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
This Guide is an excerpt of (Chapter 13) of the Concrete Design Handbook, which was prepared by a team
of authors, many of whom are members of the CSA Technical Committee on Reinforced Concrete Design.
Particular recognition goes to Gerry Weiler, author of the noted Chapter.

Disclaimer
This publication is intended for the use of professional personnel competent to evaluate the significance and
limitations of its content and recommendations, and who will accept responsibility for the application of the
material it contains. The authors and the Cement Association of Canada disclaim any and all responsibility
for the application of the stated principles and for the accuracy of any of the material contained herein.

Copyright 2003 by the Cement Association of Canada.


All rights reserved. This guide or any part thereof must not be reproduced in any form without the written
permission of the Cement Association of Canada.
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TILT-UP CONCRETE
WALL PANELS
DESIGN
STANDARDS
GUIDE

CONCRETE T H I N K I N G
in building solutions

CONTENTS

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TILT-UP CONCRETE WALL PANELS


Introduction ................................................................................................................................................ 5
Concrete Wall Panel Analysis Method ........................................................................................................ 5
Loading Conditions .................................................................................................................................... 7
Continuity and End Fixity ............................................................................................................................ 7
Creep and Initial Deflections ....................................................................................................................... 8
Openings in Panels ..................................................................................................................................... 8
Isolated Footings or Pier Foundations ........................................................................................................ 8
Stiffening Pilasters ...................................................................................................................................... 9
In-Plane Shear ............................................................................................................................................ 9
Connections for Tilt-up Panels ................................................................................................................. 12
Seismic Design Requirements for Tilt-up Connections ............................................................................. 13
Construction Requirements ...................................................................................................................... 14
Design for Lifting Stress ............................................................................................................................ 14
Design Examples ...................................................................................................................................... 15
List of References ..................................................................................................................................... 18

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