Stacked

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group Words: Mitch Bloomquist | Images: Paul Careccia One might suggest that buildings can be separated into those designed to read as the method in which they are constructed and those designed to hide or be elusive to the construction method. Likewise, a construction method may also be a stereotype […]

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 […]

Clayco Builds New Training Facility and Service Center in Ferguson, Mo Community

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group WORDS AND IMAGES: Mitch Bloomquist Centene, a Fortune 500 company and a leading multi-line healthcare enterprise, recently contracted Clayco to build their new service center and training facility in Ferguson, Missouri. This project aims to support the Ferguson community and provide new opportunities for residents in both […]

Veneer Curtain Wall Changing Perceptions of Tilt-Up in Texas

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group WORDS: Jason Cooper, Senior Vice President, Arch-Con Construction IMAGES: Mark Johnson Veneer curtain wall technology is expanding architectural boundaries and changing perceptions of tilt-wall office construction among the brokerage community in Texas. A glass covering that mimics vision glass, the veneer curtain wall system is mounted directly […]

Those Magnificent Tilted Walls

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group Text by Paul Coonrod, Stream Images by Raheel Photography and Mark Johnson THE ADVANTAGES OF TILT-UP CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION FROM A DEVELOPER’S POINT OF VIEW Over the last year, a couple of guys in our office gave me the best compliment I’ve ever received. They gave me the nickname, Tilt Wall […]

TCA Company Certification Recognizes and Improves Business Practices

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) Company Certification program is entering its third year of existence and 8 companies have already been approved from the state of Washington to Nova Scotia, Canada and from Texas to Florida. Applicants have commented that the process was more rigorous and detailed […]

Winter Tilt-Up in the Second City

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group Text by Mitch Bloomquist Images by Matthew McFarland, M Studio West ST. MARK COPTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH OF CHICAGO BROKE GROUND ON THEIR BUILDING EXPANSION PROJECT IN DECEMBER OF 2014, RIGHT AT THE BEGINNING OF WINTER IN THE HEART OF THE MIDWEST. THEY CHOSE TO BUILD WITH TILT-UP […]

Why You Should Personally Invite Your Competition To Join The TCA

THE TCA MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE HAS IDENTIFIED FOUR PROVERBS SUGGESTING IT IS BETTER TO WORK WITH EACH OTHER RATHER THAN AGAINST EACH OTHER. KEEP YOUR FRIENDS CLOSE, BUT YOUR ENEMIES CLOSER Michael Corleone, in The Godfather Part II (1974), written by Mario Puzo & Francis Ford Coppola, said, “My father taught me many things here — […]

Forum Studio Designs BJC’s First Tilt-Up Structure

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group & Alianza Soluciones WORDS: KERRY L. SMITH | IMAGES: MATTHEW MCFARLAND, M STUDIO WEST THE NEWLY COMPLETED, $25-MILLION, 220,000-SQUARE-FOOT, FIVE-STORY ADMINISTRATIVE HUB FOR BJC HEALTHCARE (BARNES-JEWISH HOSPITAL) IN SAINT LOUIS, MO IS A TILT-UP SUCCESS STORY. DESIGNED BY FORUM STUDIO, A FULL-SERVICE ARCHITECTURE FIRM BASED IN ST. LOUIS […]

Excellence In Achievement – 8 West Centre

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group & Alianza Soluciones Location: Houston, Texas General Contractor: D.E. Harvey Builders Architect: Powers Brown Architecture Structural Engineer: Cardno Haynes Whaley 8 West Centre is an approximately 240,000-sq.-ft., four-story Value OfficeTM project recently completed in the Houston market. After researching 300+ ton crane usage on the East Coast, […]

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