TCA Announces Call for Entries for 26th Annual Tilt-Up Achievement Awards
The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) – a non-profit international organization that serves to expand and improve the use of tilt-up as the preferred building system – has announced the call for entries for the 26th installment of the Tilt-Up Achievement Awards. The awards will be presented at the Tilt-Up Awards Gala, sponsored by Nox-Crete, at the 2016 Tilt-Up Convention and Expo in Denver, Co., Oct. 10, 2016.
Established by the TCA in 1992, the Tilt-Up Achievement Awards program honors projects that use site-cast tilt-up concrete to introduce new building types, advance industry technology and provide unique solutions to building programs. The winning entries illustrate the variety, beauty and flexibility of the tilt-up construction method.
“Within the past several years, inspiring design creativity and amazing feats of construction have pushed the boundaries of this industry,” said Mitch Bloomquist, executive director of the TCA. “Today’s standards expand beyond yesterday’s possibilities and we’ve reached an entire new level of expectations for this year’s Tilt-Up Achievement Awards,” said Bloomquist.
A panel of seasoned tilt-up professionals representing the fields of architecture, development, education, engineering and construction evaluate each project’s aesthetic appeal, architectural ingenuity and creativity in engineering and construction.
Industry professionals are encouraged to submit projects for the annual Achievement Awards competition beginning March 18. To qualify for consideration, a member of the team that maintains a current TCA membership must submit projects. All TCA members affiliated with the project will receive recognition.
The entry deadline for this year’s program is June 1, 2016. To view the program guidelines and criteria and to submit a project, visit www.tilt-up.org/awards. Entries not communicated or received by the entry deadline will be placed into the following year’s program.
About The Tilt-Up Concrete Association
The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) is the international nonprofit trade association for the global tilt-up concrete construction industry and was founded in 1986 by a dedicated group of contractors, professionals, and manufacturers in the interest of improving the quality and acceptance of tilt-up construction, a building system whereby large concrete elements (walls) are cast on the building slab or elsewhere on site and then lifted (tilted) into position. The mission of the Tilt-Up Concrete Association is to expand and improve the use of tilt-up as the preferred building system by providing education and resources that enhance quality and performance. For more information, visit www.tilt-up.org or contact TCA at 319-895-6911.