Corporate Online Social Media Policies: A Necessity in Today’s Business Environment

By: Stephanie Brown Social networking is the leading phenomena in modern society. You likely hear mentions of Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Digg, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube on a daily basis, regardless of whether or not you participate in this new media. These tools are the new way of networking. Simply, online social media is about dialogue, two-way […]

Thoughts from a LEED AP

Carlos Canedo, Project Engineer for American Constructors Inc., is a LEED accredited professional with experience in commercial construction. He holds a Bachelor and Master degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Southern California. American Constructors Inc. is a 150-plus person construction company located in Texas and is currently working on LEED certification for a […]

Tilt-Up Solution for Lock and Dam Project

By: Wendy Ward When the 100-year old Braddock Locks and Dam on the Monongahela River south of Pittsburgh, Pa. needed replaced, Tilt-Up construction played an important role in the equation. An in-the-wet method was chosen over the typical in-the-dry method, which restricts the 22 million tons of annual commerce on the river for long periods […]

Promotions Committee Corner: Cold Weather Tilt-Up

By: Kim Corwin, A.H. Harris/HarMac Rebar For years, site-cast Tilt-Up construction has been dominant in warm-weather states like California, Florida and Texas. But in today’s challenging market, innovative contractors are bringing the method to the northern states, proving that Tilt-Up can be a cost-effective construction solution for colder climates, too. “There is still a great […]

TCA Dives Into Online Social Media: Come Join Us!

By: Stephanie Brown In recent months, you have probably heard or read about online social media. Social networking is the leading phenomena in modern society. These tools are the new way of networking. Simply, online social media is about dialogue, two-way discussions that bring people together in order t discover and share information. In fact, […]

Record Breaking Tilt-Up

By: Wendy Ward It’s no secret to those in the Tilt-Up industry that today’s projects are more complex and challenging than ever before. Not only are panels getting taller and wider, but they are also becoming more structurally sophisticated with longer spans, greater sizes, percentages of opening and even using more recycled material content. How […]

New Trends in Tilt-Up Finishes

By: Jim Baty Over the past decade, Tilt-Up concrete has made the transition from the go-to construction method for boxy warehouses to an option full of architectural possibilities and viable for a wide range of projects, including schools, churches, office buildings and even homes. Tilt-Up’s architectural flexibility is due in large part to innovations like reveals, […]

Single Story Tilt-Up Panel Design Considerations: Panel Anchorage When Overturning Net Uplift is Zero

By: D. Eric Smith, P.E. Modern Tilt-Up construction was first developed in Southern California in the 1950s. Technological developments made during World War II made it possible—notably ready-mix concrete delivery systems and the development of mobile cranes. Through its continued use and development over the decades, engineers have found Tilt-Up concrete construction to create structurally […]

Retail Tilt-Up

By: Ed Sauter In the arena of retail construction, time and creativity are equally paramount. Failure to meet a proposed deadline simply is not an option. A delay in a store opening may result in missing a busy shopping season or the launch of a new product line. In addition, many retail construction contracts have […]

Concrete Contractor’s Top Products of 2009 Announced

Subscribers choose best products of the year for concrete contracting industry. Concrete Contractor, the leading business information resource for concrete contractors, has announced the Concrete Contractor’s Top Products of 2009. Top winners are recognized by readers based on interest and inquiries over the past year. “Concrete Contractor reaches 29,000 decision-makers who help build America,” says […]

TCA Safety Corner: Lighting Safety

By: Michael Warning With summer comes the scare of storms, though storms can occur at any time of year. Last January, of all months, a woman was injured when lightning struck a tree and she was hit by a piece of wood. This, as well as an incident where two tower cranes were hit by […]

Marketing in a Down Economy

By: Brian Gallagher As the economy continues its slow recovery, businesses in the construction industry face dynamic challenges. However, while many tighten their belts and cut their expenditures, in challenging economic times and competitive conditions, marketing is more important than ever. While dollars may be tight, studies show that a consistent presence in the market-place now […]

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