Don Musser, First Executive Director of the TCA, Passes Away

Don Musser, the first executive director of the Tilt-Up Concrete Association, passed away on September 25, 2011.   Don was the leader assembling a group of tilt-up contractors and engineers interested in forming the TCA in 1985 and 1986. Don was selected as the first executive director of the TCA and held that position until his […]

CONNECT-EZ Introduces Two New Products Proven to Eliminate Field Welding, Improve Safety

(Dayton, Ohio – Sept. 7, 2011) – CONNECT-EZ,  a leader in engineered labor saving products for the concrete industry, has announced the launch of two new products — CONNECT-EZ Panel Anchor, “PA” and the CONNECT-EZTM “V”. Both have already proven to save time and money in cast-in-place, precast and tilt-up concrete construction projects. “Because the […]

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 […]

The Value of Participation

By: Mitch Bloomquist, Tilt-Up Concrete Association A common suggestion of many non-profit organizations such as trade associations is that the association belongs to and is shaped by its members. When it comes to the TCA, this is absolutely the case. Oftentimes, this fact is overlooked by existing and potential members. The mission of the Tilt-Up […]

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 […]

Groundbreaking – Missouri Korean War Veterans Memorial

A ceremonial groundbreaking for the Missouri Korean War Veterans Memorial was held Friday, August 12 in Washington Square Park in Kansas City, Missouri. The memorial, constructed of Tilt-Up concrete panels, honors the legacy of Korean War Veterans, present and past, and over 900 from the State of Missouri who paid the supreme sacrifice and gave […]

Thermomass Announces New Hire

Thermomass ®, a leading manufacturer of concrete building insulation systems, is proud to announce Bob Bertig has joined the company as South East Region Sales Manager. Bob will have the primary responsibility of managing Thermomass’ South East Region which includes the states of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and North and South Carolina. “Bob has been […]

AML Inc. Creates Subterranean Training Complex for US Army

The Muscatatuck Urban Training Complex (MUTC) Subterranean Trainer, originally conceived as a precast pipe tunnel system, is an underground Tilt-Up structure consisting of a maze of 1,111 lineal feet of tunnel. To achieve the earthen look and feel the U.S. Army was after, AML Inc. proposed using Tilt-Up. The panels were cast with a natural […]

SEAKM Holds Informative Seminar on Building Collapses in Wake of Joplin Tornado

On June 29th, the Structural Engineers Association of Kansas & Missouri (SEAKM) held their monthly meeting on the Kansas University, Edwards Campus in Overland Park, KS.  The presenter for this meeting was Thomas F. Heausler, P.E. and his topic was Structural Damage to Buildings due to the May 22, 11 Tornado in Joplin, MO. Due to […]

A.H. Harris Announces New President

West Hartford, CT – Bob Parsons, Chairman and CEO of A.H. Harris & Sons, Inc., announced the promotion of Kimberly Corwin, from Vice-President of Sales and Marketing, to President. Kimberly Corwin has more than 20 years in the concrete construction industry. She began her career in Iowa at Composite Technologies Corporation. She joined Hughes Supply in […]

Tilt-Up Concrete Association Spearheads Design and Construction of Missouri Korean War Veterans Memorial

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 construction method – along with the Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Department and the Concrete Promotional Group of Kansas City is very proud to be spearheading the design and construction of […]

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