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Tilt-Up Resources

Below, you will find links to a variety
of information and materials your
organization can use to promote
Tilt-Up construction.

The Construction of Tilt-Up (Second Edition)

The Construction of Tilt-Up, in its second edition is a completely new, bilingual volume of information that contractors (or any professional) can use to become well acquainted with the planning, process and strategies of building with this method.

This new version offers much new content including the important study references that have been included for years to prepare tilt-up professionals to pass the ACI/TCA Tilt-Up Certification. Readers will find information pertaining to the basics of the principle materials that comprise tilt-up systems; developing a solid tilt-up construction team; understanding the design aspects of tilt-up panels fully; detailed construction processes and, of course many troubleshooting tips and tricks as well as common areas for concern.

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The Architecture of Tilt-Up / Office (Third Edition, Book 1)

The Architecture of Tilt-Up, 3rd edition, compiled by Mitch Bloomquist, Executive Director of the TCA, has been re-imagined as a series of individually bound sections presenting project case studies organized by building type. With each book, readers will find a quick introduction to tilt-up followed by education related to a specific building type, along with an impressive collection of representative projects.

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Tilt-Up Section and Detail Library

Connections are an essential part of any tilt-up concrete structure and play a critical role in how the structure ultimately functions. The success of any tilt-up project depends, in part, on well-designed and easily executed connections. While tilt-up, as a construction method, is executed differently all over the globe, there are a few common details used throughout the tilt-up industry. The TCA recently completed an update of its presentation of these details, which is now available for download here.

Engineering Tilt-Up

The newest publication from the Tilt-Up Concrete Association is the third in a planned trilogy of resources covering the architecture, engineering and construction of Tilt-Up.

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The Construction of Tilt-Up

Topics include: planning, slabs, foundations, panel layout, forming, inserts and embedded items, reinforcement, placing of the panels, lifting, setting and bracing of the panels, connections and finishing touches.

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The Architecture of Tilt-Up

Now in its 2nd edition, The Architecture of Tilt-Up is the industry's premier resource for design professionals and and owners.

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TCA Tilt-Up Guideline Specification

The original "Guideline Specification for Tilt-Up Concrete Construction" was drafted and offered in 1994. TCA issued revised specifications in 2002 to incorporate the current State-of-the-Art practices for site cast Tilt-Up panels. This 2015 revision incorporates the improved technology made available over the past decade and addresses important quality assurance opportunities available to the project team.

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Fire Resistance of Tilt-Up Wall Systems

The TCA’s Fire Resistance Guideline is the latest resource in a long history of safety information for the tilt-up industry. This document provides a brief overview of the different aspects that come into play when considering the fire resistance of a tilt-up concrete building envelope.

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TCA Safety Guideline for Tilt-Up Concrete Construction

This product of the TCA Safety Committee brings together the leading methods and protocols of some of the top tilt-up minds in the industry to produce an authoritative position from which companies can build their safety and QA/QC programs.

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TCA Guideline for Temporary Wind Bracing of Tilt-Up Concrete Panels During Construction

The TCA has developed this temporary bracing guideline to provide safety guidance for those in the Tilt-Up construction industry.

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Take Pride in Your Structure

The TCA's Take Pride Brochure is the perfect tool for promoting tilt-up in your market. The three-panel publication includes everything anyone would need to feel confident that exploring tilt-up for their project is a great decision!

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Follow Us on Facebook

The TCA's Facebook page is great place to keep track of the latest news and events for the entire industry.


Tilt-Up Project Database

The TCA recently began work on an online project database to further highlight the variety, beauty and flexibility of Tilt-Up construction.This new resource is still in development, but there are already nearly 1,100 buildings in the listing that can be searched by category and location. More projects, photos and search tools will be added in the coming months.

Tilt-Up Reference Collection

Literature is one of our number one resources. We offer a variety of promotional flyers, technical white papers, information sources and education manuals available for purchase by members and non-members. View the entire collection at our online store.

TCA Graphics & Trademark Resources

Need an official TCA logo? Want to help us promote Tilt-Up construction? Download logos and learn about our trademark policies here >

Technical Documents

Coming soon!

Tilt-Up Video Education

In order to fully understand the concept of Tilt-Up construction, you must see it in action. A picture may be "worth a thousand words", but video can deliver a novel. Next to being on a jobsite, our video collection available at the YouTube education channel TCAEducation continues to provide top resources for understanding the opportunities and processes.

TCA Forums

Networking remains the number one reason companies seek participation in associations and the TCA is no different. We offer you two ways to become informed, keep your finger on the pulse and challenge the issues you face through our LinkedIn network groups.

Tilt-up Concrete:  This group is a general interest and public group that facilitates news updating and common questions asked of through the TCA. It is open to anyone by request.

TCA Members: This group is reserved for members of the TCA and provides access to exclusive member forums on topics of your interest and focus subjects initiated by the TCA. Participation is maintained only through active TCA membership.

TCA Membership

Still looking for more ways to access Tilt-Up information and networking opportunities? More awaits you through TCA membership. Visit the information noted to the right in the Join Us box or get your process started today by visiting our Member login to start your TCA membership with us online.


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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