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 […]


INTERPRETING THE FORT BEND COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL | SUGAR LAND, TX By: Jeffrey Brown, AIA | Powers Brown Architecture This monument is offered to the veterans of Fort Bend County as an inadequate acknowledgement of their service to the United States of America. Interpreting the monument requires a willingness to accept it that appeal to […]


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 […]

How do you Define Value?

1val·ue noun \’val-(,)yü\ : the amount of money that something is worth : the price or cost of something : something that can be bought for a low or fair price : usefulness or importance Over 500 people participated in this year’s TCA Annual Convention held in Houston, TX. I attended the event along with […]

Bread and Butter

By: Mitch Bloomquist | Tilt-Up Concrete Association Over the past 10+ years, much has been published regarding the capacity of tilt-up to deliver multistory, irregularly shaped, complex projects. The Tilt-Up Concrete Association’s Annual Tilt-Up Achievement Awards Program has evidenced the ever increasing variety of project types, forms and sizes that have since become commonplace. The […]

Sustaining Member Spotlight: CMC Construction Services

For more than sixty years, CMC Construction Services has supplied contractors with a superior line of construction-related products, technical support and innovative solutions. With twenty-three locations, their team of professionals has built a solid reputation by anticipating and understanding the objectives of their customers. “What sets us apart,” said Jimmie Ballard, Tilt-Up Product Manager for […]

ACI Contractor’s Day

By: Jim Rogers This year’s Fall ACI Convention will be held October 20th – 24th, 2013, at the Phoenix Convention Center and Hyatt Regency in Phoenix, Arizona. The ACI Conventions, held twice a year, attracts more than 1,500 attendees who come to participate in committee activities, attend educational sessions and network with their colleagues and […]

Enabling Ingenuity

By: Steve Guest, Principal with RMW architecture & interiors and Co-Chair of the 2014 TCA Convention Host Committee Planning for the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) 2014 Convention in Northern California (9/29/14-10/1/14) is shifting into high gear and received a big boost last week when the Architecture Division of California College of the Arts (CCA), in […]

Reducing The Cost Of Reasonable Protection – Tilt-Up and Anti-Terrorism Force Protection

By: Mitch Bloomquist | Tilt-Up Concrete Association A four-story tilt-up office building designed to meet the Department of Defense’s blast and progressive collapse resistance requirements is under construction in Maryland, and it is being built on a speculative basis.  Before diving too far into the specifics of this project though, it is helpful to discuss […]

Bloomquist Promoted to Managing Director of TCA

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) announces the promotion of Mitch Bloomquist from Project Manager to Managing Director. Bloomquist began his tenure with the TCA in August 2010 when he joined Sauter Baty Associates, the management firm contracted with the Association. “Mitch joined our partnership to enhance the services we offer TCA members and has been […]

TCA Sustaining Member Spotlight: Bob Moore Construction, Inc.

August, 1946: The temperature soared into the nineties as a blistering Texas Panhandle sun burned down on the curved metal roof of the Quonset hut. Bob Moore and his crew tightened the last screw, rolled up the remaining tools and officially completed the first Bob Moore Construction project… on time and in budget. With that […]

Tilt-Up Decreases Total Cost of Building Ownership

By: David Tomasula | Principal, LJB Inc. One of the iconic sayings attributed to Benjamin Franklin is “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”  In layman’s terms, this means that it is better to avoid problems in the first place, rather than fix problems once they arise. Although the building industry tends […]

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