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Ed Sauter

TCA Executive Director

Photo of Ed SauterEd Sauter has been the Executive Director of the Tilt-Up Concrete Association since 1992. TCA has grown from 160 members to over 440 during the past nine years with members in 42 states and 15 countries.

Prior to joining TCA, Mr. Sauter was CEO of a manufacturer of insulated sandwich wall systems for tilt-up and precast construction and a practicing architect.

Ed’s experience with Tilt-Up is as an architect and speaker. He has made numerous presentations on finishes, energy efficiency, and markets for tilt-up construction. He has authored several articles on tilt-up and energy efficient construction.

Ed received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Iowa State University in 1972 and is a registered and NCARB certified architect. He is a member of the American Concrete Institute and is the chair of ACI Committee 551: Tilt-Up Construction. Sauter is also the secretary of ACI Committee 650: Tilt-Up Constructor Certification and a member of ACI Committee 332: Residential Construction.

About the TCA

Founded in 1986, the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) strives to improve the quality and acceptance of site-cast Tilt-Up construction, a method in which concrete wall panels are cast on-site and tilted into place. Tilt-Up construction is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States, combining the advantages of reasonable cost with low maintenance, durability, speed of construction and minimal capital investment. At least 10,000 buildings, enclosing more than 650 million square feet, are constructed each year using this construction method.

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