First General Contractor in the United States Named TCA Certified Company

Bob Moore Construction has become the first general contractor in the United States to be named a TCA Certified Company by the Tilt-up Concrete Association (TCA). The TCA Company Certification Program provides formal validation of a contractor’s experience, quality and performance. The emphasis of the program is on quality control and quality assurance but safety, […]

Keynote Speaker Announced for 2013 TCA Convention

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) – the global authority for the tilt-up industry – announces Stephen L. Klineberg, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology at Rice University, as the Keynote Speaker for the 2013 TCA Convention in Houston, Texas. “Each year the educational content for the TCA Convention is updated to reflect current industry issues, advancements in […]

Reducing The Cost Of Reasonable Protection – Tilt-Up and Anti-Terrorism Force Protection

By: Mitch Bloomquist | Tilt-Up Concrete Association A four-story tilt-up office building designed to meet the Department of Defense’s blast and progressive collapse resistance requirements is under construction in Maryland, and it is being built on a speculative basis.  Before diving too far into the specifics of this project though, it is helpful to discuss […]

Tilt-Up Decreases Total Cost of Building Ownership

By: David Tomasula | Principal, LJB Inc. One of the iconic sayings attributed to Benjamin Franklin is “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”  In layman’s terms, this means that it is better to avoid problems in the first place, rather than fix problems once they arise. Although the building industry tends […]

Tilt-Up Concrete Association Spearheads Design And Construction Of Fort Bend County Veteran’s Memorial

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association along with the Sugar Land Parks Department and Sugar Land Legacy Foundation, is proud to be spearheading the design and construction of the Fort Bend County Veterans’ Memorial in Sugar Land, Texas. The project is a continuation of the TCA Community Project Program, developed in 2010 by the TCA, to encourage […]

Going Wide

Citadel Contractors sets record with 89-ft-wide panel. By: Mitch Bloomquist | Tilt-Up Concrete Association At 89 ft wide, the front entry panel for York Preparatory Academy High School in Rock Hill, South Carolina is the widest tilt-up panel on record.  Jason Swagert, Vice President of Citadel Contractors explains while the reasons for designing this wide […]

Take One: New England Studios

By: Mitch Bloomquist | Tilt-Up Concrete Association The film industry is no stranger to the word “tilt,” but for a major television and film studio in New England, tilt has taken on an entirely different meaning. In cinematography, tilt refers to a technique in which a stationary camera rotates on a vertical, or tilting, plane. […]

The 2012 International Energy Conservation Code – Your Attention Required

By: James R. Baty II | Tilt-Up Concrete Association The 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) is quickly becoming one of the most talked about subjects in professional construction circles.  Those that aren’t discussing it soon will be because it represents the most aggressive minimum requirements in history for the building envelope.  While not designed […]

TCA Announces Call for Entries for 23rd Annual Achievement Awards Program

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 23rd installment of the Tilt-Up Achievement Awards. Established by the TCA in 1992, the Tilt-Up Achievement Awards program honors projects that […]

TCA Releases Engineering Tilt-Up

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 release of Engineering Tilt-Up. The newest publication from the TCA is the third in a trilogy of resources covering the architecture, engineering and construction of tilt-up. […]

Tilt-Up Concrete Association Announces Engineering Seminar Series

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 – will present an engineering seminar series titled, “Applying the 2012 IBC to the Design of Low-Rise Concrete Building Systems – Engineering Tilt-Up.” The first event is scheduled for June […]

OSHA Schedules Discussions of Crane Operator Certification Requirements

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has scheduled two informal stakeholder meetings to solicit comments on the crane operator certification requirements in the Cranes and Derricks in Construction standard. The meetings will focus on the effectiveness of crane operator certification to ensure that crane operators can safely operate equipment and the level of competence […]

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