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Per Bisnow, this memorial was recently dedicated in Memorial Park in Sugar Land. Haven't heard of using tilt-wall for this sort of construction before.
 

Sugar Land's Tilt-wall Memorial

 

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Tilt-wall has become more widespread in Houston recently, and this time it's found a good cause. Monday afternoon, the Tilt-Up Concrete Association, Sugar Land Parks Department, and Sugar Land Legacy Foundation dedicated the Fort Bend County Veterans' Memorial. The team designed and built the memorial with inverted tilt-up panels as a continuation of the TCA Community Project Program, which is linked to TCA's annual convention (Houston is hosting it this year so get your concrete jokes ready).
 
 

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EE Reed's Patti Miller found the community service opportunity in her role as chair of the 2013 TCA Convention Host Committee, and her firm will build the monument. Powers Brown designed it—co-founder Jeffrey Brown is on the TCA Board of Directors and led his firm in a design competition. (Matt Stephens designed the winning selection.) Besides honoring veterans, the team hoped to explore the architectural potential of tilt-up concrete construction. Jeffrey told his team to look to innovations in forming, acid etching, over pour, sand blasting permeability, variation in thickness, etc. The memorial is in Sugar Land's Memorial Park as part of its Memorial Trail.

 

More on the design and planning can be found here.

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