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2013 TCA Convention

September 30 - October 2, 2013
See daily schedule tab below

Sugar Land, Texas
Marriott Town Square, 16090 City Walk

Event Schedule

Preliminary schedule, subject to change.

Monday, September 30, 2013

8:00a        
      TCA Board of Directors Meeting
8:30a      
     
9:00a      
     
9:30a      
     
10:00a      
     
10:30a      
  Registration  
11:00a    
   
11:30a    
   
12:00p    
  TCA Buildings Tour
12:30p  
 
1:00p  
 
1:30p  
 
2:00p  
 
2:30p  
 
3:00p  
 
3:30p  
 
4:00p  
 
4:30p  
  Community Project Dedication
5:00p  
 
5:30p  
 
6:00p  
  Tilt-Up Awards Gala
6:30p  
 
7:00p  
 
7:30p  
 
8:00p  
 
8:30p  
 
9:00p  
       

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

7:00a        
  Global Associates Council Meeting   ACI C-650 Meeting
7:30a    
   
8:00a    
  Welcome/Opening Remarks
8:30a  
  Speed Networking
9:00a  
  The Performance of Warren Theatre in Moore, OKlahoma: What It Means Moving Forward
9:30a  
 
10:00a  
  Troubleshooting High-End Finishes
10:30a  
 
11:00a  
  Obamacare - What it Means for You as an Employer
11:30a  
 
12:00p  
  Keynote Lunch
12:30p  
 
1:00p  
  Exhibits   Tilt-Up Supervisor and Technician Certification Seminar
1:30p    
   
2:00p    
    Tilt-Up Supervisor and Technician Certification Exam
2:30p    
   
3:00p    
   
3:30p    
   
4:00p    
  The New Anti-Terrorism Applications of Tilt-up   Project Case Study: TAS Commercial Concrete
4:30p    
    Project Case Study: E.E. Reed
5:00p    
       
5:30p        
  Outdoor Demonstrations
6:00p  
 
6:30p  
 
7:00p  
 
7:30p  
 
8:00p  
 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

7:00a        
  Breakfast with Exhibitors
7:30a  
 
8:00a  
  Preparing the Perfect Casting Surface   The Reorganized ACI 318
8:30a    
   
9:00a    
    PART 1: Applying the 2012 IBC to the Design of Low-Rise Concrete Building Systems: Engineering Tilt-Up
9:30a    
   
10:00a    
  Top 10 Tilt Tips  
10:30a    
  TCA Erection and Rigging Training Program  
11:00a    
   
11:30a    
  Committee Lunches
12:00p  
 
12:30p  
 
1:00p  
  Working with Multi-Story Buildings   PART 2: Applying the 2012 IBC to the Design of Low-Rise Concrete Building Systems: Engineering Tilt-Up
1:30p    
   
2:00p    
   
2:30p    
  Planning in Confined/Constricted Sites  
3:00p    
   
3:30p    
   
4:00p    
  TCA Convention Host Committee Meeting
4:30p  
 
5:00p  
       
5:30p        
       
6:00p        
       
6:30p        
       

Event Highlights

Field Supervisor Track

The field supervisor track at the 2013 TCA Convention sponsored by CMC Construction Services, is your ticket to more convenient and more productive supervisor re-certification and outstanding education. Schedule your best field supervisors for this focused series of sessions that will address issues critical to the development and success of today's field supervisors and project managers.

Seeking ACI/TCA Tilt-Up Supervisor or Technician re-certification? Pick up enough continuing education hours at this event and skip the test! Building upon last year's introduction of the dedicated tilt-up field supervisor track, Convention 2013 will feature continuing education opportunities for ACI/TCA certified tilt-up superintendents and technicians.

Tilt-Up Engineering Track

Back and better than ever, the Tilt-Up Engineering Track, sponsored by Dayton Superior and Haynes Whaley Associates, is designed to provide education specifically for those designing and engineering tilt-up projects. Additional information on this track and the specific issues that will be highlighted in Houston will be coming soon, so check back often.

Tilt-Up Awards Gala

The reinvented Tilt-Up Awards Gala on the first evening of next year's event is going to be a big deal. Instead of existing as a piece of another element, the Tilt-Up Achievement Awards and Alphonse J. Engelman Safety Awards will be presented in grand fashion at a dedicated awards gala. While plans are still in the works, this event will include food, drink and possibly live music or some other form of entertainment.

NEW: Tilt-Up Erection and Rigger Training Program

This fall, at the 2013 TCA annual convention in Houston the TCA Safety Committee will introduce a brand new tilt-up erection and rigger training program. The training program is currently being developed by some of the premier tilt-up professionals in the industry. The program will offer training for how to determine the type and size of crane to safely rigging and erecting a 5 story tall tilt-up panel. The training program will also cover the latest on panel bracing and helical anchors and will offer a few tips and tricks that will make your project safer and more cost effective.

Tilt-Up Demonstrations

The outdoor demonstrations at the 2013 TCA Convention in Houston will be taken to the next level. Check back here for more details soon.

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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