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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

Three and Up – Bracing Multistory Buildings

Wednesday, October 2 | 1:00 - 2:30pm
Scott Collins, PE

Three-, four- and even five-story buildings are becoming more and more common in the industry. These structures present new challenges with regard to bracing that require special attention. This presentation will cover some of the most critical issues related to safely and efficiently bracing multistory tilt-up structures.

Topics to include:

  • Bracing design for new TCA standards
  • Brace type evaluation
  • Bracing at corners
  • Slab evaluation
  • Coordinating steel construction
  • Bracing to helical anchors and evaluating soil reports for helical anchor feasibility
  • Stacked panels, considerations for erecting and bracing upper panels
  • Emergency hurricane preparations

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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