Sustainability of Tilt-up Construction Method

C. O. Aigbavboa, A. E. Oke, Y. L. Thole

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Tilt-up system has been used for years in developed and some developing countries resulting in good performance of construction projects. The system has been used majorly for industrial and warehouse buildings but it has been adapted for general building constructions in the quest for sustainable buildings. This study therefore examine advantages of Tilt-up system with a view to enhance construction sustainability. Pamphlets of main Tilt-up construction companies around the world were reviewed in conjunction with other relevant research materials in order to obtain necessary factors for the study. Using these variables, data were collected through questionnaires administered on construction professionals using 5-point Likert scale. Mean item score and standard deviation were employed in ranking the variables and the findings revealed that Tilt-up method is viable in South African construction industry. It will ensure end user satisfaction, less project duration, minimal maintenance costs and construction quality improvement. This will be achieved through minimal material wastage and less time for project construction. Government agencies as well as construction stakeholders should therefore fully implement Tilt-up method in public tenders as a method of construction, especially for schools and low cost housing projects, for greater benefits of achieving economic, social and environmental sustainable projects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)518-522
Number of pages5
JournalProcedia Manufacturing
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Construction process
  • Construction resources
  • Conventional construction method
  • Housing
  • Sustainable construction
  • Tilt-up.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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