Revised TCA Guideline For Temporary Wind Bracing

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) announces the availability of the completely revised TCA Guideline for Temporary Wind Bracing of Tilt-Up Concrete Panels During Construction version 18.1. This release supersedes all previous versions. Version 18.1 of this guideline, updated by Joseph J. Steinbicker, P.E., S.E., FTCA, incorporates the […]

Building The Next Generation Of Skilled Labors

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group Construction is one of the nation’s largest industries, with over 7 million wage and salary jobs and 1.9 million self-employed workers. Over the past decade the construction industry has been hit with a rapidly increasing skilled labor shortage. Due to this shortage, Martin Concrete has tried to […]

TCA Releases the 2nd And 3rd books in Architecture Of Tilt-Up Series

Español | Translation The Tilt-Up Concrete Association has announced the public availability of the second and third books in its architecture of tilt-up series, The Architecture of Tilt-Up – Spiritual and The Architecture of Tilt-Up – Education. The Architecture of Tilt-Up, 3rd edition, was compiled by Mitch Bloomquist, executive director of the TCA. This book […]

Breaking Into The Ontario School Market

Español | Translation Breaking into the Ontario school market is tough. This market sector requires patience, perseverance and a lot of good fortune. Nonetheless, over the past 20 years, SiteCast Construction has cultivated many early adopters of the tilt-up building system. I am sharing our strategy for two reasons. Firstly, our lessons learned could be […]

Gluing Down: Best Practices

Español | Translation By: Chad Bruce – President/Owner, GluDown, Inc. It is fair to say that the OSHA 1926.1153 ruling, effective since September 2017, has had a tremendous impact on the construction industry as a whole. In tilt-up, we have seen how this regulation has influenced and changed several aspects of the tilt process, from […]

Tilt-Up Concrete Association Announces Call For Entries For 2018 Tilt-Up Awards

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group The Tilt-Up Concrete Association has announced a call for entries for the 2018 Tilt-Up Awards (achievement, safety, professional and fellowship). The awards will be presented in Dallas, Texas at the International Tilt-Up Convention and Expo Awards Gala, sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group, on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. […]

TCA Bracing Guide Version 18.1 Now Available

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) announces the availability of the completely revised TCA Guideline for Temporary Wind Bracing of Tilt-Up Concrete Panels During Construction version 18.1. This release supersedes all previous versions. Version 18.1 of this guideline, updated by Joseph J. Steinbicker, P.E., S.E., FTCA, incorporates the methodology of ASCE/SEI 7-16, Minimum Design Loads and […]

Shrinkage Of Concrete: Minimizing/Eliminating The Potential For Cracking

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group By: Charles Nmai, Mark Bury, Joseph Daczko Introduction The Fall 2017 issue of Tilt-Up Today offered an article describing a recurring cracking pattern in tilt-up wall panels. The article by Robinson, Hooks and Lawson entitled “Verifying the Cause of Panel Cracking-A Case Study” concluded by highlighting the […]

Disaster Planning Thinking It Backwards/Done In Reverse

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group What keeps you up at night? It’s fair to state that in 2017, Mother Nature delivered a wrath of extreme challenges for many of us, from extreme heat, record lows, and historical floods, to devastating winds, relentless mudslides and overwhelming fires. Planning for such disasters has become […]

The Tilt-Up Industry’s Hottest Event Yet

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group By: Lindsey Bloomquist, Manager of Communications and Networking, Tilt-Up Concrete Association Each year the International Tilt-Up Convention and Expo brings together the tilt-up industry’s top professionals for three days of tours, demonstrations, education, technology, networking, awards, entertainment and much more. With Miami as the 2017 host city […]

First Insulated Tilt-Up Freezer In British Columbia Nearing Completion

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group Thermomass and Ram Construction partnered to develop a comprehensive building envelope plan for the ground-breaking facility. Ram Construction, headquartered in Delta, British Columbia, is nearing completion of what is thought to be the first integrally insulated tilt-up freezer project in western Canada. The project, Subzero Cold Logistics, […]

A Student’s Perspective

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) encourages students to participate in the Tilt-Up Convention and Expo each year to better understand the building system, learn about the industry, and network with the professionals who know it best. Humberto Cantú, a civil engineering student at Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM), […]

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