You Look Good… For Your Age

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group At the 2014 TCA Convention in San Jose, California, Jeffrey Brown of Powers Brown Architecture presented Small Smart Boxes. The talk featured a series of small corporate build-to-suits that, because they had a small or moderate portion of warehouse, manufacturing, or distribution in their programs, were pre-determined […]

Actual Social Exchange In Real Time And Space

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group In 2010, I wrote an article regarding the construction of a new central public library in my hometown of Cedar Rapids, IA, arguing that the role of the traditional library should be re-examined. I suggested the mission of the facility should be shifted away from the warehousing […]

Resourcefulness

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group As a student at Washington University’s Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Design I was involved in a design-build studio where, over the course of one semester, we designed and constructed a public arts pavilion for Grand Center, an arts and entertainment district in Saint Louis, Missouri. […]

Let Your Creativity Flow

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group We have all had projects where we were able to apply a new twist or flair to give the project owner something to differentiate from the masses. Our tilt-up industry is filled with people who think outside of the box to find solutions for some seemingly crazy […]

The Value of Wondering

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group As he reflected on his first days as Executive Director of the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) after taking the helm some twenty-three years ago, Ed Sauter talked about sitting at his desk, dreaming up things to do. “It was an open slate,” he said. “I’d walk in […]

Program Positive

BEFORE YOU SIT DOWN WITH YOUR TEAMS TO BEGIN THE 2015 BUDGETING PROCESS, MAKE SURE BOTH YOU AND THEY ARE PROGRAMMED FOR SUCCESS. It’s hard to believe we are entering the 4th quarter of 2014 and with it comes the 2015 planning and budgeting process. What will 2015 bring? Will it be a profitable year? […]

Destroying the Box

WHETHER ARCHITECT, ENGINEER, CONTRACTOR OR DEVELOPER, HELP US DESTROY THE MYTH THAT TILT-UP IS ONLY FOR BOXES. The judging of the 2014 Tilt-Up Award winners is complete and the winners will be unveiled at the fall convention in San Jose. I have been a judge in this event since its inception, first as a TCA […]

What is the Value in Membership?

Why belong to a trade association?  What’s in it for me? These are questions often asked by potential members as their membership and participation in the Tilt-Up Concrete Association are solicited. This came to the forefront recently when a non-member firm asked why their name wasn’t mentioned in a feature article. Quite simply, if it […]

Our Time

The Winter Olympics has just concluded and it brought back memories of the 1980 Men’s Olympic Hockey Game between the US and Russia. The two teams were very different. The Russian team was made up of professional players who had been working together for years. The US Team was new and young hand-picked by Coach […]

TCA Sustaining Member Spotlight: Alston Construction Company

For more than 25 years, Alston Construction Company’s (formerly Panattoni Construction) overall goal has been to provide quality, cost-efficient projects that leave a positive experience for our clients. To say we’ve built it before may be factual, but it’s not why our clients choose us. Many construction companies offer a diverse background of general contracting, […]

TCA Sustaining Member Spotlight: LJB INC

“What are we doing to save money for tilt-up building owners?”  LJB Inc.’s Facilities division aligns its time and resources around this single question. Whether it’s delivering structural engineering on our first tilt-up building in 1971, offering the CON/STEEL Building Program for self-performing contractors since 1986, or our recent endeavors into design-supply-build and alternative energy […]

Optimism

We are emerging from the worst recession this country has experienced in my lifetime (I’m getting old but wasn’t around for the 1930’s) and construction is approaching levels not seen in at least 5 years.   Nearly everyone is optimistic about the future, although I would call it cautious optimism.   Operations were cut to the bare […]

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