Saturday, April 13, 2013 11:10 AM
When a building, like Wesley’s new residence hall, is built using the tilt-up construction method, the concrete elements like walls, columns and structural supports are formed horizontally on a concrete slab. After the concrete has cured, the elements are "tilted" to vertical position with a crane and braced into position until the remaining structural components such as roofs, floors and walls are secured. Tilt-up differs from prefabrication in that all elements are constructed on the job site. This eliminates the size limitation imposed by transporting elements from a factory to the project site.
To view recent photos of the tilt-wall construction on Wesley's new residence hall, visit http://www.wesleyseminary.edu/CampusPlan/ArchitectsRenderings.aspx. To watch the dorm construction in real time, visit http://oxblue.com/open/vantage/wesleyseminary. The video feed is updated every 15 minutes.
There are many ways for you to help build the new residence hall. Make a personal donation, gather friends to make a donation as a group, or recognize a loved one or that special pastor who has meant so much to so many. Wesley has a broad range of naming opportunities for memorial or tribute gifts. To review our list of these options, visit http://www.wesleyseminary.edu/give/residencehallgift.aspx. We hope that many of you will make the choice to join fellow alumni and friends of Wesley to build our new residence hall with a gift that truly exemplifies your commitment to supporting the future preachers, teachers, and leaders of the church in the world.
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