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2016 TCA Convention

Joseph Steinbicker

President & CEO of Steinbicker & Associates, Consulting Structural Engineers

Joseph SteinbickerAn accomplished professional in the structural engineering and construction industry, Mr. Steinbicker has provided structural engineering services for clients in the private and public sectors for over 40 years. Specializing in the design of structural steel, plant cast precast and tilt-up concrete building systems, he has been responsible for the design of more than 400 tilt-up buildings encompassing over 30,000,000 square feet throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. He was actively involved in the early development and design of multi-story tilt-up buildings, incorporating both the full height and stacked panel concepts. He was also responsible for the development of a hybrid concrete parking garage system incorporating load bearing tilt-up concrete panels, site cast precast concrete columns and site cast precast/prestressed concrete beams built compositely with a cast-in-place concrete deck.

Mr. Steinbicker is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Concrete Institute, the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute and the American Institute of Steel Construction. He is a charter member and past chairman of ACI Committee 551, Tilt-Up Concrete Construction and was a charter member of ACI Committee C650, Tilt-Up Constructor Certification. He is a founding and sustaining member of the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) and past member of their Board of Directors.

Mr. Steinbicker recently co-authored the book, Engineering Tilt-Up, published by the TCA. He has also authored or co-authored the following articles:

  • “Minimizing Risks When Lifting and Bracing Today’s Tilt- Up Structures,” Concrete Construction magazine, January 2005
  • “Tilt-Up Building Seismic Design – Precast or Cast-in Place,” Structure magazine, January 2008
  • “Multi-Story Tilt-Up Buildings – A Design Approach”, Structure magazine, July 2008
  • “Crack Control Measures for Tilt-Up Concrete Panels”, Structure magazine, January 2015
  • “Tilt-Up and BIM – The Value Proposition”, Structure magazine, January 2016

He has been a featured speaker at numerous industry events including the TCA annual conventions, ACI conventions and regional seminars on structural engineering and tilt-up engineering and design.

Mr. Steinbicker received the David L. Kelly Distinguished Engineer Award for 2013. This award was created by the TCA to recognize members of the Tilt-Up industry who are committed to pursuing engineering excellence and advancing the industry.

Scheduled Presentations

A New Stance on Wind Bracing
The current TCA Guideline for Temporary Wind Bracing of Tilt-Up Concrete Panels During Construction was published in 2012 and in need of an update. The newly updated 2016 edition’s main departure from the previous edition is the adoption of limit state wind loads and strength design procedures. More...

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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