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2014 World of Concrete

January 20-24, 2014
Daily schedule coming soon

Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas Convention Center

Event Schedule

Preliminary schedule, subject to change.

Inaugural Winter Tilt-Up Jubilee

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
5:00 - 7:00 PM | Las Vegas Hotel & Casino (LVH) | Pavilion 1
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Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Las Vegas Hotel & Casino (LVH) | Pavilion 6

World of Concrete Education

Seminar discounts available from the Tilt-Up Concrete Association. Register online here or use source code A35 on any WOC registration form.

TH124 - Tilt-Up Basics: Design and Build Using Tilt-Up as a System

Thursday, January 23, 2014
8:30 - 10:00 AM

The Tilt-Up wall is only one component of the building system. To best utilize the benefits and efficiency of the Tilt-Up concept, the entire design and construction process must be evaluated. This session will explain the basic concepts of Tilt-Up as a system including a brief history of Tilt-Up, building types and architectural expression, design parameters and specifications. Planning the Tilt-Up building, including site consideration, foundation systems, the casting slab, forming and special features and casting panels will be discussed. Erection and safety, finishes, sustainability & special construction including resources will also be covered.

  1. Examine the basic Tilt-Up construction process from concept and design through construction, safety, finishes and features
  2. Specify and evaluate Tilt-Up walls
  3. Explore the possibilities and limitations of Tilt-Up construction
  4. Discuss the sustainability and efficiency of using Tilt-Up as a system

Presented by Tilt-Up Concrete Association

TH407 - ACI/TCA Tilt-Up Technician/Supervisor Review

Thursday, January 23, 2014
12:00 - 4:00 PM

This seminar presents overview of construction areas in which a tilt-up supervisor is expected to be knowledgeable: safety, plan reading, scheduling, site preparations, foundations, slabs-on-grade, layout, forming, concrete placement and properties, erection and structural systems. These areas of knowledge comprise the essential basis for achieving a status as a Certified Tilt-Up Technician or Supervisor. Work experience, length of certification, certification levels and other program criteria will be discussed. The Tilt-Up Technician/Supervisor workbook, ACI Publication CP50 (07), is the official study guide for written exam and is included with exam THTUS registration fee.

IMPORTANT: Seminar Only attendees should purchase copy of the workbook at the WOC bookstore to serve as the handout for this seminar.

  1. Describe the ACI Tilt-Up Technician/Supervisor certification process, responsibilities and terminology
  2. Summarize issues of safety, plan reading, site preparation, scheduling, foundations, slabs-on-grade, layout, forming, placement, and erection of tilt-up walls
  3. Recognize the factors that affect the properties of concrete including aggregates, colored and special cement, and the hardening process of each
  4. Identify various types of portland cement, their mix proportioning, and the significance of water to cement ratio
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of basic concrete technology by completing study questions

NOTE: The closed-book, two-hour written exam consisting of 80 multiple-choice questions based on ACI publication CP50 (07) is scheduled 4 pm – 6 pm, immediately following the review seminar. Separate registrations and fees required for 4-hour review TH407 ($185; $215 after 12/2/13) and written exam THTUS ($245).

Presented by the Tilt-Up Concrete Association and the American Concrete Institute. For questions contact the ACI Certification Department at 248.848.3790 or TCA at 319.895.6911.

THTUS - Tilt-Up Technician/Supervisor Certification Written Examination

Thursday, January 23, 2014
 4:00 - 6:00 PM

The closed-book, two-hour written exam consisting of 80 multiple-choice questions based on ACI publication CP50 (07) is scheduled on Thursday, Jan 23 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, immediately following the seminar. Participants who score 70% or above will be certified as an ACI Tilt-Up Technician. Upon verification of work experience, credential will be upgraded to ACI Tilt-Up Supervisor. Work experience forms available at the examination or directly from ACI. Separate registration and $245 written exam fee required – exam fee includes ACI Publication CP50 (07), a $110 value.

Attendees who register for the exam will automatically receive the Tilt-Up Technician/Supervisor workbook, ACI Publication CP50 (07). Manuals will be shipped to registrants beginning December on a weekly basis. Spanish versions of the exam and manual are available upon request.

NOTE: After January 2, 2014 manuals will be available for pick-up beginning Tuesday, Jan 21 at the TCA booth or registrant can arrange for express shipping by contacting the TCA.

NOTE: Separate registration fee required for 4-hour review TH407 ($185; $215 after 12/2/13) and written exam THTUS ($245 exam).

Presented by the Tilt-Up Concrete Association and the American Concrete Institute. For questions contact the ACI Certification Department at 248.848.3790 or TCA at 319.895.6911.

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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