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2013 TCA Convention

September 30 - October 2, 2013
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Sugar Land, Texas
Marriott Town Square, 16090 City Walk

Inaugural Tilt-Up Awards Gala

Monday, September 30, 2013 | 6:00-9:00pm

The first ever Tilt-Up Awards Gala will be held on the first evening of the 2013 TCA Convention in Houston. The event, sponsored by Nox-Crete, will honor those organizations, people and projects that have successfully illustrated the variety, beauty and flexibility of Tilt-Up construction.

The party starts at 6:00 pm with live music and beer tasting in the exhibit hall. Dinner and the awards program will begin at 7:00 pm.

Alphonse Engelman Safety Awards

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association created the Safety Awards program in order to recognize the contractors in the industry committed to maintaining safe working environments on their job sites. In 2007, this program was renamed “The Alphonse Engelman Safety Awards Program” in honor of past TCA president and champion of Tilt-Up construction safety, Al Engelman.

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TCA Professional Awards

The TCA professional awards program honors outstanding contributions to the field of Tilt-Up design, construction and innovation. At the Inaugural Tilt-Up Awards Gala this year in Houston, the TCA will present the Peter Courtois Memorial Award to Preston Haskell. This award honors Peter Courtois, who died in 1992 after serving as senior vice president of engineering for Dayton-Richmond Concrete Accessories (formerly Dayton-Superior Corporation). Courtois immeasurably contributed to the Tilt-Up industry and he served as the initial president of TCA.

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Keynote Address - 50 years of Tilt-Up

Preston Haskell, Founder and Chairman, The Haskell Company

The presentation will trace Haskell’s early experimentation with tilt-up technology in architecture, engineering and project delivery beginning in the 1960’s and review the continuing, creative use of tilt-up over the company’s history.

Tilt-Up Achievement Awards

The TCA Achievement Awards program was established to honor projects that use site-cast tilt-up concrete to introduce new building types, advance industry technology and provide unique solutions to building programs. The winning entries illustrate the variety, beauty, and flexibility of the tilt-up construction concept.

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Live Music

Country music singer/songwriter Thom Shepherd will be performing and serving as emcee for the evening.

Shepherd is an Austin, Texas-based touring artist. His most recent single “Simplify” was a top ten hit on the Texas Music Chart and the Texas Regional Radio Report. He is the writer of five #1 singles - Craig Morgan’s “Redneck Yacht Club,” David Ball’s “Riding with Private Malone,” Kyle Park’s latest “The Night is Young,” Josh Abbott and Pat Green’s single, “My Texas,” and Kevin Fowler’s “Beer Season.” Thom has had over 100 of his songs recorded by artists including Easton Corbin, Tracy Lawrence, Colt Ford, Bucky Covington, George Jones, Pam Tillis, Lorrie Morgan, John Anderson, Montgomery Gentry, Buddy Jewell and Cledus T. Judd.

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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