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Tilt-Up Series: Vancouver

July 27, 2017
Event details below

Burnaby, British Columbia
Delta Hotels Burnaby Conference Centre

Event Seminars

The following seminars will be held on July 27, 2017, from 2pm until 5pm.


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.


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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