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2014 TCA Convention

September 29, 2014 - October 1, 2013
Schedule TBD

San Jose, California
Location TBD

James Baty

James BatyTechnical Director
Tilt-Up Concrete Association


James Baty is currently Technical Director for the Tilt-Up Concrete Association. Combined with his degree (BARCH) in Architecture from Iowa State University, Mr. Baty has added a career long emphasis on thermal design efficiency. He served ten years with Composite Technologies Corporation, Boone, IA as Technical Services Manager where he was responsible for the integration of thermal efficiency with commercial construction through engineering, design consultation and construction supervision.

Mr. Baty had developed thermal design and engineering tools including isothermal planes analysis programs and implementation programs demonstrating the benefits of mass construction as referenced in ASHRAE 90.1. His research has involved the use of thermal modeling programs for energy-efficient design such as VisualDOE, Physibel and other mechanical engineering programs. Mr. Baty has also contributed to full-scale thermal testing of insulated concrete sandwich panel constructions with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

As Technical Director for the TCA, Jim is currently the secretary and a voting member for the ACI 551 - Tilt-Up Concrete Committee. He also serves as the Chair for ACI's 332 - Residential Concrete Committee and is a voting member for ACI 306 - Cold Weather Concrete and ACI C650 - Tilt-Up Certification.

In addition to his work on ACI committees, Jim has also been involved in the following organizations:

  • The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  • Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)
  • Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI)
  • Georgia/Carolina Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (GCPCI)

Scheduled Presentations

The 2012 International Energy Conservation Code: Your Attention Required

The 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) is quickly becoming one of the most talked about subjects in recent years related to the design and construction of new buildings. Those that aren’t discussing it soon will be as it finalizes the most dramatic change in minimum requirements for the building envelope.

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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