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 […]

8 Ways to Put Your Tilt-Up Achievement Awards to Work for You

As a member of the Tilt-Up Concrete Association, you have the opportunity to submit for, and receive, highly acclaimed Tilt-Up Achievement Awards. Below are eight ways you can put your award to work for you. Make them the center of marketing efforts that separate you from your competition. Link to your project’s award profile from […]

TCA Announces Call for Entries for 26th Annual Tilt-Up Achievement Awards

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group 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 26th installment of the Tilt-Up Achievement Awards. The awards will be presented at […]

Concrete Strategies, Inc. – Newest TCA Certified Company

Concrete Strategies, Inc. (CSI) recently became the ninth tilt-up company approved as a Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) Certified Contractor. The TCA Company Certification program, which focuses on safety and quality control, is rapidly gaining recognition from the design community and is beginning to be included as a qualification for bidding work. Concrete Strategies employs over […]

Tilt-Up Concrete Association Releases First Spec Update Since 2002

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) has announced the public availability of their newly revised guideline specifications and tolerance document in standard three-part CSI format. A major industry reference for architects, engineers, developers and owners, the TCA Guideline Specifications has been updated for areas of major development and […]

Stacked

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group Words: Mitch Bloomquist | Images: Paul Careccia One might suggest that buildings can be separated into those designed to read as the method in which they are constructed and those designed to hide or be elusive to the construction method. Likewise, a construction method may also be a stereotype […]

World’s Tallest Tilt-Up Panel Erected Near Miami, Florida

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group The record for the world’s tallest tilt-up panel was shattered in November when Woodland Construction Co. of Jupiter, Fla. erected a 111-foot 9-inch tall panel. The record-breaking panel forms part of a nine-story, 600-bed dormitory for Florida International University at their Biscayne Bay Campus located in North […]

The Case for a New Stance on Wind Bracing

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has released the latest version of Standard 37. To those in the tilt-up industry, this is the guiding provision that defines the parameters for the temporary bracing condition integral to every project. With the 2014 edition, the task of designing […]

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