TGE Top DownSM System

 

The TGE Top DownSM technology platform and building approach is a result of 45 years of research and proven project experience, years of planning, and countless hours testing, designing, and achieving breakthroughs.

 

The Top DownSM delivery model is a product of dedication to innovation and advancement of improvements in efficiency in construction and a vehicle to assist our clients and industry to build better.

TGESM System Maximizes Safety, Savings, and Efficiency

  1. Ground Level Floor Construction

    The Top DownSM Process provides that the roof and each floor is constructed less than 6′ (feet) off the ground so no worker needs to be tied off and can safely work at maximum efficiency.

  2. Reduced Structure Weight

    By maximizing the structural efficiency of concrete and steel, the Top DownSM Process system cuts total structural weight roughly in half compared to conventional construction.

  3. Column-Free Interiors and Exteriors

    The Top DownSM Process system is comprised of central cores in lieu of multiple internal and external support columns and shear walls providing maximum stability and complete architectural freedom in floor design.

  4. Increased Safety Performance

    By constructing each deck at ground level, numerous safety hazards are eliminated and workers perform at maximum efficiency.  Workers are no longer working from exterior or elevated positions and tower crane operations along with risks associated with scaffolding are essentially eliminated.

  5. Elimination of Tower Cranes

    The Top DownSM Process system eliminates the need for expensive high-rise tower cranes as well as the potential for delays due to high winds or mechanical breakdown.

  6. Time Savings

    Through a combination of ground level construction, material reduction, and an industrialization of construction procedures, the TGE Top DownSM Process Mid/High-Rises are constructed in typically half the time of conventional buildings.

  7. Ultimate Flexibility, Design & Build

    The Top DownSM Process system can create a mid/high-rise building of virtually any size or shape and can be utilized for almost any application.

Benefits

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Accelerated Project Delivery

 

Through a combination of ground level construction, material reduction, and an industrialization of construction procedures, the TGE Top Down℠ Process Mid/High-Rises are constructed in typically half the time of conventional buildings.

Flexibility in Design

 

The Top Down℠ Process system can create a mid/high-rise building of virtually any size or shape and can be utilized for almost any application.

 

The TGE Top Down℠ Process system is comprised of central cores in lieu of multiple internal and external support columns and shear walls providing maximum stability and complete architectural freedom in floor design.

 

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Elimination of Tower Cranes

 

The Top Down℠ Process system eliminates the need for expensive high-rise tower cranes, as well as the potential for delays due to high winds or mechanical breakdown.

Reduced Building Weight

 

By maximizing the structural efficiency of concrete and steel, the Top Down℠ Process system cuts total structural weight roughly in half compared to conventional construction.

Reduced Cost of Construction

 

Building costs are reduced by a direct correlation of the elimination of tower crane, reduction of concrete by 15% - 25%,
reduction of steel by 20% - 30%. Lower labor costs and accelerated schedules reduce special and general conditions.