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Ministry Relocation Project Utlizes Tilt-Up Construction

Construction is underway on a total relocation project for Tomoka Christian Church in Ormond Beach, Fla. Cogun Inc. of North Lima, Ohio, partnered with Hyde Park Architects in Tampa, Fla., to design and build the new $7.1 million facility.

Tomoka Christian Church reportedly experienced increased growth despite limited facilities that required seven services each weekend. Church leaders decided to purchase a 23-acre property and partnered with Cogun to master plan the new campus.

The new campus utilizes a tilt-up construction approach where the concrete elements are formed horizontally on a concrete slab. Once the concrete has cured, the elements are “tilted” to vertical position with a crane and braced into position until the remaining building structural components are secured. In this situation, the tilt-up construction was the most cost-effective technique, the church reports, and also offered a shorter completion time.

In addition to a larger worship space, the new church will include updated facilities for children and teens, as well as a chapel and café. The leadership is looking forward to a move-in date of early 2014.

Cogun recently spoke with a key leader at Tomoka about the church's experience with the project. Dan Davenport, elder, reports: "It's been a great experience, especially to consistently come in under-budget and ahead of schedule. I am an engineer, and I know how rare both of these things are, with any project."

www.tomoka.cc; www.cogun.com

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