EVOLUTION | 2012 TCA Annual Convention

Evolution implies change, adaptation and progress. The word suggests a natural yet proactive approach to addressing a changing environment. It is appropriate in these times and in this environment to consider how the conditions surrounding our businesses, our association, and our trade are changing and how we could position ourselves to adapt and take advantage. […]

Summit Concrete named finalist in WOC’s Crews that Rock competition!

Summit Concrete NEEDS YOUR VOTE!!! TCA member Summit Concrete has been named as a finalist in the World of Concrete’s “CREWS THAT ROCK!” competition for their work on the Missouri Korean War Veterans Memorial! Crews were asked to submit their most inspiring and unique projects from the past year to be entered into the contest. […]

100+ Year-Old Construction Solution Addresses Overcrowded Schools – SiteCast Construction

(Ottawa, Canada – November 17, 2011) Mention overcrowded schools these days and you’re bound to hit an emotional button – in new communities and older ones. Whether you’re building a new school, adding a school addition or moving in portables, you can’t seem to please everyone. But, when it comes to the actual construction of […]

Return to Inch-Pound Markings – Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute

(Schaumburg, IL – November 14, 2011) At their recent meeting on November 9, the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) Board of Directors urged all CRSI producer members to revert to an inch-pound bar marking system for all sizes and grades of deformed reinforcing steel products. CRSI members produce more than 90% of domestic reinforcing steel. […]

2012 World of Concrete

This January, you can spend just a few days or the entire week at WOC and reap the benefits all year long! With all the products, resources and valuable information you need to strengthen your entire operation and start the year out right, World of Concrete 2012 will have something for everyone! Save money with […]

Building the Future – Students Participate in Tilt-Up Demonstration

Over 140 students at Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas, participated in the nation’s first college-level “tilt-up” concrete panel demonstration over the last two semesters at the Kansas Technology Center. Seth O’Brien, an instructor in the Department of Construction Management and Construction Engineering Technologies, organized the lab activity as part of his concrete methods courses. He […]

Nordic Naturals is First NSF Certified Dietary Supplement Company in the U.S. to Build LEED® Gold Certified Facility

WATSONVILLE, Calif., Nov. 1, 2011 — It’s official: Nordic Naturals® has become the first NSF certified supplier and marketer of dietary supplements in the US to build a new LEED® Gold certified facility. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), is an internationally recognized green building certification system that promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability. […]

Creative Ventilation Breathes Potential into Rec Center

An inventive green approach to Tilt-Up concrete is one reason CSU East Bay runs without an active heating system. Inspired by the water-filled trombe walls of the 1960s, designers paired the idea of gaining and releasing heat with tilt-up concrete, the most cost-effective construction technology, and designed something which has never been done before — […]

Certified Advantage

By: Ed Sauter | Tilt-Up Concrete Association Differentiating your company from the competition is critical to securing work. Although many assume price is the way to stand out, it’s a risky proposition to gain work solely on being the lowest bidder. Many savvy contractors realize the importance of selling work on expertise and experience. One […]

Standing Strong

By Ed Sauter, Executive Director | Tilt-Up Concrete Association Natural disasters have long been a formidable foe for the design and construction industry. Building codes are evolving continually to minimize damage and injuries from hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, and floods. Of all these, wind is probably the worst. Joseph E. Saliba, provost at the University of […]

Tilt-Up as a Re-Emerging Design Technology

By: Mitch Bloomquist, Tilt-Up Concrete Association and Jeffrey Brown, Powers Brown Architecture As a low cost, low technology building system, Tilt-Up concrete construction has become one of the fastest growing solutions used to meet current industry wide budget constraints. This is no subtlety – it represents a grass roots insurgency on the part of low […]

Citadel Enters Uncharted Territories with Charter School and Tilt-Up

By: Kimberly Corwin, A.H. Harris Construction Supplies Glenn Doncaster, an avid sailor, knows that if you’re in uncharted waters, you are in a situation that is unfamiliar to you, that you have no experience of and don’t know what might happen. This was the case as Citadel Contractors recently took on the widest known panel […]

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