DIVCON, Inc. is the recognized leader in Tilt-Up concrete construction in the Inland Northwest.

Tilt-Up is the fastest growing method for low-rise commercial construction in the US. DIVCON, Inc. has constructed numerous Tilt-Up projects including several national award winners. Tilt-Up provides a great structural shell and exterior finish.


In its most basic form, Tilt-Up construction is a two-step process. First, slabs of concrete, which most often comprise load-bearing sections of a building envelope or elevation, are cast horizontally on a concrete slab-on-ground. The slabs, referred to as panels, are then lifted (tilted) with a crane after the concrete has reached sufficient strength. The crane sets the panels, most often in a vertical orientation, on prepared foundations, thus forming the desired wall line from a series of consecutive panels standing next to each other.


High Thermal Performance

The thermal mass of concrete reduces both the heating and cooling needs of a building. Because of that, the mechanical systems on a tilt-up can often be reduced in size when compared to other building types. Additionally, a tilt-up building will often times require less insulation.

Limitless Aesthetics

Any tilt-up can be an architectural work of art. A concrete building can use integral colored concrete, paint, or sandblasted patterns to create interest and dimension. Additionally, form liners can be used to give the concrete surfaces a look and feel like stone, wood grain, or even the look of animals or plants! The options are limitless.

Low Life-Cycle Costs

A tilt-up requires less maintenance compared to other building types, primarily because concrete is very difficult to damage. If the interior of a tilt-up building is also concrete, the damage it will sustain will be dramatically lower when compared to alternatives. Concrete walls can also be washed down very easily.

Insurance costs are often times lower on a tilt-up building compared to a steel or wood building. This is due to a lower likelihood of fire, less chance of storm damage and greater security because of concrete walls.

Energy Savings

Because concrete has the highest thermal mass of any building material, it is a great choice when energy savings is a goal. The high thermal mass of concrete reduces both the heating and cooling needs of a building throughout the day. This results in direct savings on energy costs.

Improved Building Performance

Overall, a tilt-up building will perform better in:

  • Thermal Performance
  • Lower Life Cycle Costs
  • Energy Savings
  • Damage from regular operations, weather, and natural disasters


Tilt-Up provides many different finishes. Most commonly paint is applied directly to the wall panel in conjunction with reveals cast into the panel.  Other finishes include integral color, sand blast, form liners, board form, and thin brickIn the rawest form, exposed concrete is the finish of the wall.


Form Liners

Thin Brick

Sand Blast

Board Form


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