Still, among all of these efforts and the success tilt-up has had expanding into new markets, it is important to acknowledge and discuss the relevance and dominance tilt-up enjoys when it comes to the construction of the building type known within the industry as the rigid wall, flexible diaphragm, large box structure. “There is simply no way to beat tilt-up when constructing a building of this nature,” said Mike Wolstenholme, National Tilt-Up Sales Manager for Meadow Burke. “It remains the most cost-effective, time-sensitive and efficient way to construct a warehouse box and, therefore, it remains the bread and butter of our industry.”
The TCA has partnered with Andrew Kudless, California College of the Arts (CCA) and his students fostering a laboratory for creativity and innovation in tilt-up concrete construction.
Bob Moore Construction has become the first general contractor in the United States to be named a TCA Certified Company by the Tilt-up Concrete Association (TCA). The TCA Company Certification Program provides formal validation of a contractor’s experience, quality and performance. The emphasis of the program is on quality control and quality assurance but safety, [...]
The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) – the global authority for the tilt-up industry – announces Stephen L. Klineberg, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology at Rice University, as the Keynote Speaker for the 2013 TCA Convention in Houston, Texas. “Each year the educational content for the TCA Convention is updated to reflect current industry issues, advancements in [...]
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 what exactly blast and progressive collapse resistance means and where these requirements originate.
Although the building industry tends to focus heavily on initial costs, in actuality those costs become insignificant in the grand scheme of building ownership. Industry studies have proven that the initial capital cost is only a fraction of the total cost of building ownership. One study by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) estimates that the capital cost of construction accounts for only 11% of the total cost of building ownership. Energy, maintenance and alterations each have more than twice the impact on total cost.
Tilt-Up Concrete Association Spearheads Design And Construction Of Fort Bend County Veteran’s Memorial
The Tilt-Up Concrete Association along with the Sugar Land Parks Department and Sugar Land Legacy Foundation, is proud to be spearheading the design and construction of the Fort Bend County Veterans’ Memorial in Sugar Land, Texas. The project is a continuation of the TCA Community Project Program, developed in 2010 by the TCA, to encourage [...]
At 89 ft wide, the front entry panel for York Preparatory Academy High School in Rock Hill, South Carolina is the widest tilt-up panel on record. Jason Swagert, Vice President of Citadel Contractors explains while the reasons for designing this wide of a panel are simple, the process for lifting the panel is slightly more complicated.
The film industry is no stranger to the word “tilt,” but for a major television and film studio in New England, tilt has taken on an entirely different meaning.
By: James R. Baty II | Tilt-Up Concrete Association The 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) is quickly becoming one of the most talked about subjects in professional construction circles. Those that aren’t discussing it soon will be because it represents the most aggressive minimum requirements in history for the building envelope. While not designed [...]
The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) – a non-profit international organization that serves to expand and improve the use of tilt-up as the preferred building system – has announced the call for entries for the 23rd installment of the Tilt-Up Achievement Awards. Established by the TCA in 1992, the Tilt-Up Achievement Awards program honors projects that [...]
The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) – a non-profit international organization that serves to expand and improve the use of tilt-up as the preferred building system — has announced the release of Engineering Tilt-Up. The newest publication from the TCA is the third in a trilogy of resources covering the architecture, engineering and construction of tilt-up. [...]