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Tilt-Up Convention & Expo

September 28-30, 2017
Event information coming soon

Miami, Florida
Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Education

TCA Convention 2017 is a great opportunity to learn about a variety of relevant topics that are shaping the tilt-up industry.

All attendees seeking continuing education hours may request a certificate documenting their hours of participation following the event. The TCA is an AIA Continuing Education Provider.

Tilt-Up 101

Tilt-Up 101 is an intentional introduction to the industry described as site cast tilt-up construction.  In order to get the most out of the multi-day experience at TCA Convention, Tilt-Up 101 quickly connects persons new to the industry or new to the construction method to the basic design, management and construction principles that make this method successful. More...

Concrete in the Cloud: Elevate Your Team With Autodesk A360

Ditch your printed drawings and sky-rocket team collaboration with a centralized workspace in Autodesk A360. Join Wesex Corporation, a forward thinking design-build firm based in West Middlesex, PA to learn how they have transformed traditional collaboration from the office to the field by leveraging cloud computing. More...

Expanded Joint Floors – A Serviceable Floor While Reducing Panel Patching

This talk will provide a case study and information to properly design a floor with expanded joints spacing and achieve a quality serviceable floor at the same time. More...

Insulated Composite Panels: Bringing Tilt-Up Back to the Northeast

Through the course of this two hour session, Brad Nesset (Thermomass), Bob Murray (Alston Construction), and Mark Hugeback (M+H) will illustrate the advantages of a load-bearing, structurally composite wall panel design that is code-compliant, constructible and cost advantageous to even the most price conscious developer. More...

The Relevance of Changing Political and Regulatory Issues on the Construction Industry

Growth can be a great thing. In Texas, the population growth is driving construction demand. As a result, the ability to supply aggregates, cement, and concrete is under pressure, and not from the usual sources. Changes in political philosophies, regulatory bodies, and local communities are challenging the manner in which we conduct business within the concrete construction community. More...

Safety Management Systems in Comparison

With the proposed implementation of ISO 45001 Occupational Safety Management Systems in 2017, and new guidelines from OSHA on safety and health management programs, now is a good time to review Safety Management Systems (SMS) from the logistical and historical perspectives. This seminar will cover several different Safety Management Systems. More...

Self Consolidating Concrete and Tilt-Up

This seminar will be focusing on the New Port Ritchey Elementary School Project, a challenging project that required early tilting strength, architectural brick fascia on portions of the panels, and a tight time table, as well as a contractor who had never used PlaceReady.  More...

Structural Design of Composite Tilt-Up Panels

This presentation will explore the current-state-of-the-art in composite tilt-up panel construction and explain developments in design methods for tilt-up composite panels. The differences between solid panel design and two-wythe composite design will be illustrated and the limitations of current composite design methods will be shown. The future of composite panels in tilt-up construction will conclude the talk. More...

The ICEman is Coming: Are You Ready?

President Trump has made it clear. Illegal immigrants are not welcome in the US. Through several Executive Orders and a new focus upon border security, the Trump Administration is getting the job done. More...

TILT-UP BY STORM: Why the Tilt-Up System is the Best Choice for Hurricane Prone Areas

Tilt-up panels are used in almost all types of commercial construction in Florida, an area that is frequently hit by hurricanes. This presentation explores why the panel system is an obvious choice for high wind and storm regions. More...

Troubleshooting High-End Finishes

Tilt-up construction is revered as one of the most broadly applied construction systems. Part of the attraction is the palette of high-end finishes that continues to grow in all regions. Design and construction professionals not only must recognize the wide range of finishes and techniques that are now available, accurate cost/waste estimating, informed detailing and the ability to understand the impact to schedule are imperative to solve the complex conditions they can create in the field. More...

OSHA Silica Regulation Ratcheting Up Your Projects

TOccupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations that went into effect on June 23, 2016 with required compliance by September 23, 2017 will forever change the construction industry. So it is in your best interests as an employer and as a for-profit company to understand the history of the issue, the regulations that have been established and the impact this will have on the tilt-up and related concrete work in which you are involved. 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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