Call for Entries – 2014 Tilt-Up Achievement Awards

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Submit Your Projects Now 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 24th installment of the Tilt-Up Achievement Awards. Established by the TCA in 1992, the Tilt-Up Achievement Awards [...]

Designing Slabs for Bracing – Who’s Responsible?

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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 released a position statement assigning responsibility for the assessment of floor slab capacity for the bracing of tilt-up panels. The statement is intended to provide clarity and direction [...]

DIVCON, Inc. Among First in U.S. to Receive Tilt-Up Construction Certification

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New system sets standard for nation’s fastest-growing construction method

Panattoni Construction is now Alston Construction Company

Panattoni Construction announced that it has changed its name to Alston Construction Company. For more than 25 years, Panattoni Construction, now Alston has offered its clients a broad platform of general contracting, construction management and design-build services. Alston Construction Company has a diverse experience profile, including industrial, commercial office, healthcare, education, retail and government projects. [...]

TCA Announces New Board Members

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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 elected three new board members for the 2014 year. The new board members were announced at the TCA’s annual meeting, which took place at the 2014 World of [...]

Tilt-Up Concrete Association Announces San José State University (SJSU) as the Education Partner for the 2014 TCA Convention

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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 that it will partner with San José State University (SJSU) as the education partner for the 2014 TCA Convention. The TCA’s annual convention brings together contractors, engineers, architects, suppliers, [...]

Celebration/Contemplation

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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 [...]

Bread and Butter

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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.”

Enabling Ingenuity

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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.

First General Contractor in the United States Named TCA Certified Company

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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, [...]

Keynote Speaker Announced for 2013 TCA Convention

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 [...]

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

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.

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