Tackling the Elevator Speech

By: Kimberly Kayler CPSM, CSI, Constructive Communication, Inc. kkayler@constructivecommunication.com Although the phrase “elevator speech” has been used in marketing circles for years, it has become a hot topic recently with those I talk to in the industry. While we have all worked hard to get our logo usage consistent, keep our website updated and spend the […]

Creative Forming and Finishing of Tilt-Up Concrete

By: Ed Sauter Tilt-Up Concrete Association esauter@tilt-up.org For years, if you were to ask almost anyone in the construction industry, they would have told you that the terms “aesthetics” and “Tilt-Up construction” were mutually exclusive. Developed at the beginning of the 20th century, Tilt-Up (the construction method by which concrete panels are cast on site and […]

Tilt-Up Provides Building Solutions for Today’s Churches

By: Jim Baty Tilt-Up Construction Association jbaty@tilt-up.org Today’s congregations face many of the same building challenges homeowners and businesses face – rising cost and availability of land, increasing construction costs, and high maintenance costs. To counter these obstacles, it is essential to select a construction method for new facilities that is both cost-effective during construction […]

Moving Up — Tilt-Up Success in Multi-Story Construction

By: Wendy Ward Constructive Communication, Inc. wward@constructivecommunication.com Known for expedient construction time and long-term durability, site cast Tilt-Up construction structures offer a variety of architectural finishes and lower maintenance, both of which are important attributes to any building owner. With exceptional performance as its goal, it’s no wonder why Tilt-Up construction has an annual growth […]

Shakey Ground

By: Clare Martin Constructive Communication, Inc. cmartin@constructivecommunication.com As Tilt-Up construction continues to grow in popularity around the country, it’s only natural that the impact made by changes to design standards be balanced by general economics and constructability concerns. This is clearly evident with the issue of the design for high seismic regions. The evolution of regions considered high […]

Thoughts From a LEED AP

As the Preconstruction Manager of American Constructors, L.P., a general contractor/construction management firm located in Austin, Texas that provides full construction services, Brian Haulotte is a LEED AP certified professional. We’ve asked him to share his insights as well as some advice about LEED and sustainable design in the Tilt-Up concrete industry. TCA: What does […]

Going Up, Up, Up: The Contest for the Tallest Panels Continues

By: Wendy Ward, Constructive Communication, Inc. wward@constructivecommunication.com Sometimes bigger truly is better, as evidenced by the number of recent changes on the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) Top Ten list. Not only are the projects on the list getting taller, but some of the recent additions are unique in that Tilt-Up was considered the only way […]

In Memoriam: Al Engelman

April 23, 1934 – July 27, 2007 By: David P. Tomasula, P.E. LJB Inc. It is with great sadness that the TCA informs you that Al Engelman, owner and CEO of Engelman Construction and past-president of the TCA, passed away on July 27, 2007. A true industry leader, Al was a dedicated advocate for the Tilt-Up […]

TCA and ACI Enter into Cooperative Memorandum of Understanding

TCA has announced that they have entered into a memorandum of understanding with the American Concrete Institute (ACI) to minimize duplication of activities and to cooperate in areas of technical committees, educational seminars, publications, certification and other related activities. TCA will primarily represent the Tilt-Up industry in the development of reliable technical information, guidelines for […]

Convention Wrap-Up

The 2007 Tilt-Up Convention, “Tilt- Up: It’s a System,” held in College Park, Maryland was an outstanding educational and networking event. As the TCA continues to grow, so does the size and importance of this annual event. Contractors, engineers, architects, marketers and managers spent the days in education sessions, focusing on Tilt-Up as a system […]

Message From the President: BIM in a Tilt-Up World

If you have read any AEC trade magazines in the past few years, you have probably seen the acronym BIM – which stands for Building Information Modeling. At the recent TCA Convention in College Park, Md, speaker Jeff Needham described BIM as a three- dimensional, a four-dimensional, or even a five-dimensional database. Yet, the present-day reality […]

Message From the Director: The TCA — What Can We Do Better? Tell Us!!!!

Every so often – in particular when due notices go out – we get the question: “What have you done for me lately?” or “What are you doing to justify the cost of membership?” It’s a valid question and we constantly ask ourselves if we are providing value. Are our programs and efforts serving the […]

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