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Tilt-Up Series: Dallas

June 2, 2017
Event details below

Grapevine, Texas
Gaylord Texan Resort Hotel & Convention Center

Event Seminars

The following seminars will be held on June 2, 2017, from 2pm until 5pm.

Education, Community Programming, and Diversity Suggest Viable Solutions for an Aging Workforce

Dan Lester Sr., CCA, Director of Contractor Relations & Personnel Recruitment, Concrete Strategies

Attendees can expect to explore the current state of the construction workforce and unpack a working example on leveraging the educational system, creating community programs, and taking an inclusive approach to diversity and workforce development to create a hirable supply for the demand in the workforce, both in the trades and professional careers alike.

Troubleshooting High-End Finishes

Tim Manherz, VP of Operations, TAS Commercial Concrete Construction & Tom Heffernan, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Gensler

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.

The panel brings decades of high-end finish techniques and experience to this presentation. They will cover the design details, application and delivery options for such finishes as form liners, thin brick, exposed aggregate, staining, color admixtures, polishing and textured coatings.

Be sure to come prepared with your application questions to challenge some of the leaders in architectural tilt-up as this session will present common problems and solutions for successfully, and profitably, integrating high-end finishes on your next job.

The 2015 IECC: Texas Commands Your Attention

James Baty, FACI, Manager for Regulatory and Technical Affairs, Tilt-Up Concrete Association

The Governor of Texas mandated a change of state energy codes to the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code making enforcement 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.

While not designed to restrict or eliminate methods of construction or to homogenize the building environment, this new code does establish parity for envelope construction solutions. While this should be no real surprise, the Federal government's mandated 30% reduction in projected building energy consumption for new structures over 2006 requirements appears to be catching many off guard.

This presentation will address the three primary areas of dramatic change seen in the building envelope performance requirements and address the adoption and implementation strategies across the country.

Type Technology Tilt-Wall - Musings on Innovation's DNA

Jeffrey Brown, FAIA, Principal, Powers Brown Architecture

The ongoing technological evolution of the tilt-wall construction system has begun to yield numerous formal results, five- and six-story load-bearing wall structures, infrastructural elements and super-tall sculptural panels to name a few. This in turn has fueled an existing but growing phenomenon; that of tilt-wall's use in new building types and new uses in old typologies. In a way- the new invading the old and the old utilizing the new. Buildings once thought not doable in tilt-wall for reasons of quality, such as museums, schools and housing, are opening up, while office buildings, manufacturing and laboratory buildings, to name a few, are being designed as exploitations of the newly developed formal possibilities.

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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