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Matan Companies Hosts Tilt Up Party for the National Cancer Institute's New Research Facility At Riverside Research Park

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 Matan Companies hosted a “tilt-up” party celebrating the construction progress for the National Cancer Institute’s 332,000-SF Advanced Technology Research Facility at Riverside Research Park in Frederick, MD. The goal of this state-of-the-art laboratory facility, slated for delivery in early 2012, is to enable scientists to more rapidly develop a new generation of highly targeted treatments for cancer patients.

“Tilt-up concrete construction is a proven method for building office buildings, retail centers, warehouses, and laboratories with speed, safety, and construction cost benefits,” said Karl Morris, Director of Development for Matan Companies. “In a tilt-up construction project, the building's walls are poured directly at the jobsite in large slabs of concrete called "tilt-up panels" or "tilt wall panels". These panels are then raised into position around the building's perimeter, forming the exterior walls.” Tilt-up construction allows general contractors to build a wide range of commercial buildings more quickly and with lower construction costs than what is typical for traditional masonry construction projects.