Message from the Director: What’s All the Fuss? Tilt-Up Has Always Been Green!

One of the hottest topics today in the construction world is sustainability. How “green” is your product? We sit here and wonder what has taken the rest of the world so long to become green. Tilt-Up has always been “green” – we just haven’t made that big a deal of it. I guess its time […]

When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Turn to Professional Associations

By: Kim Douglas When the economy is in a slump, most of us look for ways to reduce spending, ruthlessly slashing every expenditure that doesn’t deliver direct bottom-line benefit. But sometimes well-intended cost-cutting can fall victim to the law of unintended consequences. Take professional organization membership, for example. You might think your annual dues, event […]

Message from the President: Welcome 2009! Please Pass Quickly …

As the incoming President for 2009, I need to recognize Past-President Alan Wilson. It was a joy to work with him over the year, and I, along with the Association, give him many thanks for his efforts and contributions during his presidency. As we start 2009, we again look back at the 2009 TCA Tilt-Up […]

Multi-Story Tilt-Up Buildings — A Design Approach

By: Mark E. Remmetter, P.E., Shane A Walters, P.E., Joseph J. Steinbicker, P.E., S.E., Steinbicker and Associates Tilt-Up construction is continuing to grow at a record pace. Over the past three years, about one billion square feet of Tilt-Up wall panels have been constructed to provide approximately 2.3 billion square feet of usable floor space. […]

TCA Announces Top 10 List for Most Recycled Concrete Content

By: Kimberly Kayler, Constructive Communication, Inc. TCA is inviting project submissions to be considered for a new Top 10 list highlighting the “Most Recycled Concrete Content” on a project. The list, which already has one entry, was initiated in response to the market’s interest in sustainable solutions. “The use of Tilt-Up concrete goes a long […]

Expectations for Tilt-Up Construction

By: Liz Toohey, CVC Construction Corp. Building challenges arise on any project. Building a three-story Class A Tilt-Up adds to the challenges in many ways. For CVC Construction of Northern California, the challenges on its recent project in Folsom, California, were reduced by strategic thinking and planning. Curtis Weathersbee, Project Manager for CVC Construction, explains […]

Architecture Firm Profiles

The growth that the Tilt-Up industry has enjoyed in recent years for involvement in high end public and private projects is in no small way generated by the acceptance by architects around the globe. The palette that has opened to these firms through experience and broad industry examples continues to push interest higher. Now that […]

TCA Honors Career of Commitment — Names Engineering Award in Honor of Dave Kelly

TCA has announced the dedication of the prestigious Distinguished Engineer of the Year award. The professional achievement awards, recognizing commitment to the Tilt-Up industry on a range of levels, will be presented at TCA’s annual meeting Thursday, Feb. 5 in conjunction with the World of Concrete. Recipients are selected by the Association’s Board of Directors […]

Safety Awards for the Tilt-Up Industry

The winners of the 2008 Alphonse Engelman Safety Awards for the Tilt-Up Industry have been announced, and will be presented at TCA’s Annual Meeting, held in conjunction with the World of Concrete Feb. 5 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Alphonse Engelman Safety Award honors past president, board member and strong supporter of the Tilt-Up industry, […]

Message From the President: 2009 TCA — Strength in Diversity

As 2008 rapidly (incredibly) races to a close, one can reflect both on the year past and anticipate the year to come. I believe it has been a very successful year for the TCA. Among this year’s accomplishments is the culmination of years of hard work to create a Producers Council and introduction of Term Limits into […]

Message From the Director: Part 2 — ‘Top 10’ Tilt-Up Projects

In the previous edition of Tilt-Up Today I presented the first half of my Top 10 buildings list along with my reasoning for their inclusion. I didn’t receive much feedback or challenges so I’m going to plunge forward and expand my list. Alan Wilson and I presented our top projects as the intro to the […]

Message From the Director: Online Networking

Networking is typically the number one benefit stated by members as to why they join a trade association. You can return the cost of membership by picking up one tip from another member. The only problem with face-to-face networking is that it takes time and money to travel to venues or events where the opportunity […]

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