TCA Announces Call for Entries for 2014 Alphonse Engelman Safety Awards

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) – the global authority for the tilt-up industry – has announced the call for entries for the 2014 Alphonse Engelman Safety Awards. The TCA created the Safety Awards program in order to recognize the contractors in the industry committed to maintaining safe working environments on their job sites. In 2007, […]

Class A Six-Story Texas Tilt

SIERRA PINES II, A SIX-STORY CLASS A TILT-UP OFFICE BUILDING IS THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN TEXAS. THE PROJECT IS SITUATED ON A SNUG 4-ACRE SITE LOCATED IN THE WOODLANDS, A 28,000-ACRE COMMUNITY IN SUBURBAN HOUSTON, TEXAS. By: Mitch Bloomquist | Tilt-Up Concrete Association CLASS A TILT? Contrary to a once popular belief, class […]

Mr. Clean

PRESTON ROTHWELL, OF ROTHWELL CONSTRUCTION, BELIEVES JOBSITE CLEANLINESS LEADS TO FEWER MISTAKES, LESS WASTE, MORE PROFESSIONALISM AND SAFER WORKERS. By: Mitch Bloomquist | Tilt-Up Concrete Association “A clean jobsite is a safe jobsite,” says Preston Rothwell. “There are so many opportunities for accidents to happen when the jobsite is not clean.” Rothwell’s rule – anything […]

For The Dangerously Uninterested

TILTWALLISM: A TREATISE ON THE ARCHITECTURAL POTENTIAL OF TILT WALL CONSTRUCTION BY JEFFREY BROWN By: Mitch Bloomquist | Tilt-Up Concrete Association Tiltwallism encourages architects to re-engage everyday architecture neglected by many professionals and stimulate an interest in tilt-up for designers. In addition to serving as an introductory resource to architects and an inspiration to contractors, […]

A Frothy Market Ahead

IN REAL ESTATE, ‘FROTHY’ IS THE WORD USED TO DESCRIBE A MARKET IN WHICH THE PRICES OF ASSETS ARE JUST BEGINNING TO RISE ABOVE THEIR REAL VALUE BECAUSE OF HIGH DEMAND. THESE ARE THE MARKET CONDITIONS PRECEDING A MARKET BUBBLE. By: Kim Corwin | AH Harris After hearing the word repeatedly over the past few […]

Tilt-Up Concrete Association Announces Roster of Events For 2014 Annual Convention

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) – a nonprofit international organization that serves to expand and improve the use of tilt-up as the preferred building system – has announced a complete roster of events for its annual convention, which will be held Sept. 29 – Oct. 1 in San José, California. The TCA’s annual convention, presented […]

New Book Gives Insights into ‘Everyday’ Architecture — Book Signing June 26 and June 27

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) – a nonprofit international organization that serves to expand and improve the use of tilt-up as the preferred building system – will host a book-signing event featuring the newly released Tiltwallism: A Treatise on the Architectural Potential of Tilt Wall Construction by architect Jeffrey Brown at the American Institute of […]

Concrete Pour Responsibilities Now Specified in ASME B30-2014

The American National Standard for material placement system safety is ASME B30.27.  (Material placement systems are concrete pumps and concrete conveyors.) ASME has released B30.27-2014.  It is currently available as an electronic download and as a printed booklet.  The date of issuance was March 26, 2014.  It becomes effective one year after the date of […]

U.S. Cement Consumption Growth Continues in 2014

Weather, other factors caused weakening, but fundamentals in place for recovery Although recent economic indicators point to a tempering of the U.S. economy, PCA is maintaining its forecast for steady growth in construction and cement consumption during the next five years. A recent PCA forecast indicates a 7.9 percent increase in cement consumption for 2014, […]

Generating Collaboration

By: Andrew Kudless | California College of the Arts (CCA) One of the goals of a design education is to prepare students for the complex design problems they may face in practice while also introducing them to new technologies, materials, and workflows that have the potential to transform practice in the future. Through a collaboration […]

Tiltwall For Dessert, Anyone?

By: Perry E. Seeberger, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP | SEEBERGER Architecture What do dessert and tilt-up construction have in common?  Both begin with a vision, skillfully executed by a pastry chef or design architect with meticulous planning, ingredient selection, coordination, presentation, and then……“BAM!”  The latest creation is now ready for enjoyment.  Rich Product Corporation, a […]

Building for Mother Nature

By: Jim White | Bedrock Concrete Corp & Megan Miller | LJB Inc. A business owner in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, certainly considered Mother Nature for his new restaurant and liquor store and hoped he never had to find out if it was necessary.  Only a half mile from the Atlantic Ocean, he wanted […]

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