Remembering Bob Truitt, FTCA

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) received word today that Bob Truitt, FTCA has passed away. Bob was the 2000 recipient of the Peter Courtois Memorial Award and served on the TCA Board of Directors for many years. He was recently included in the association’s inaugural class of fellows. Bob set a pace for participation in […]

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association Presents Tilt-Up Series: Dallas

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) presented Tilt-Up Series: Dallas, part-one of a series of regional conferences aimed at contractors, architects, engineers and real estate professionals interested in the tilt-up concrete construction industry. The event took place at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center on June 2, 2017. Over 100 of the north Texas construction, […]

Meadow Burke Embraces New Headquarters Efficiencies

Meadow Burke has consolidated its manufacturing, distribution, engineering, and business support functions into a new facility located eight miles from downtown Tampa. Construction of the 48,000-sq.-ft. building consisted of 84 tilt-up concrete panels along with company hardware including Super Lift III Inserts, Slab Brace Bolts and B-75 Wall Brace Inserts. Necessitated by ongoing growth and […]

HVAC specialist dedicates 4 million sq. ft. tilt-up structure

Officials of Daikin Industries and subsidiary Goodman Global Group, leaders in indoor heating and cooling systems and refrigerants, hosted a late-May dedication of the $400 million-plus Daikin Texas Technology Park (DTTP). Located on a 500-acre site northwest of Houston, the facility is the largest to date built by the tilt-up concrete wall method—its 370 panels […]

OSHA Silica Regulation Ratcheting Up Your Projects

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group This article discusses the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations that went into effect on June 23, 2016 with required compliance by June 30, 2017. Although many in the industry believe there will be a delay in the regulatory action due to further research that is […]

MY YOUNG CAREER: A Professional Development Story

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group By: Anthony Cavossa From birth I was destined to pursue a career in concrete construction. I guess it all starts with my biggest role model and the man I’ve looked up to my entire life, my grandfather. Anthony A. Cavossa Sr. started A.C. Cement in 1969. He […]

CALL FOR ENTRIES, 2017 AWARD PROGRAMS

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) has announced a call for entries for the 2017 Tilt-Up Awards (achievement, safety, professional and fellowship). The awards will be presented at the International Tilt-Up Convention and Expo Awards Gala, sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group, on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 at the […]

TCA Wind-Bracing Guideline Completed; Now On-Hold

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group The TCA Board of Directors issued an RFP to update the Association’s 2012 guideline on temporary bracing of tilt-up panels. Over the past three decades, this document had been prepared and maintained by the Association’s Technical Committee under the volunteer leadership of such experienced professionals as David […]

TCA’s Collective Position on Safe Removal of Temporary Braces

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group By JAMES R. BATY II | Images courtesy of Big-D Construction The design of temporary bracing for tilt-up panels, like engineering the panels themselves, stays free of anything dealing with means and methods. As with any construction project, these are a contractor’s responsibility with little to no […]

Hotel Scam Alert: TCA Convention 2017

It has been brought to our attention, individuals are receiving calls from persons claiming to represent the Tilt-Up Concrete Association and Fontainebleau Miami regarding hotel reservations for our convention this fall. While this is not uncommon, we wanted to confirm that they are not affiliated with our event and we do not recommend engaging them. […]

Common Details For Tilt-Up Construction

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group KEY NOTES: 1. INTERIOR (STRUCTURAL) LAYER OF CONCRETE WITH STEEL REINFORCEMENT. PANEL THICKNESS AND REINFORCEMENT DESIGN BY STRUCTURAL ENGINEER. LIFTING INSERT LOCATIONS AND SUPPLEMENTARY REINFORCEMENT BY LIFTING INSERT MANUFACTURER. 2. SANDWICH PANEL INSULATION SYSTEM 3. EXTERIOR (ARCHITECTURAL) LAYER OF CONCRETE WITH RIGID WELDED WIRE MAT REINFORCEMENT. 4. […]

Tilt-Up Concrete Association Announces Open Registration and Program Preview for 2016 Convention

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) announces open registration and an education preview for the 2016 Tilt-Up Convention and Expo in Denver, CO on Oct. 10-12, 2016. Registration details and additional information can be found at www.tilt-up.org/events. The 2016 Tilt-Up Convention and Expo, presented by HD Supply Construction & Industrial White Cap and Meadow Burke, brings […]

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