Building the Future – Students Participate in Tilt-Up Demonstration

Over 140 students at Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas, participated in the nation’s first college-level “tilt-up” concrete panel demonstration over the last two semesters at the Kansas Technology Center. Seth O’Brien, an instructor in the Department of Construction Management and Construction Engineering Technologies, organized the lab activity as part of his concrete methods courses. He […]

Nordic Naturals is First NSF Certified Dietary Supplement Company in the U.S. to Build LEED® Gold Certified Facility

WATSONVILLE, Calif., Nov. 1, 2011 — It’s official: Nordic Naturals® has become the first NSF certified supplier and marketer of dietary supplements in the US to build a new LEED® Gold certified facility. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), is an internationally recognized green building certification system that promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability. […]

TCA/ACI Certification Events Planned for Texas and Florida

The Tilt-Up Supervisor and Technician Certification Program is a collaborative effort between the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and the TCA. Certification seminars and exams will be held on November 8, 2011 in Dallas, Texas and on November 9, 2011 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Online registration is available here. Contact the TCA with any questions at […]

Creative Ventilation Breathes Potential into Rec Center

An inventive green approach to Tilt-Up concrete is one reason CSU East Bay runs without an active heating system. Inspired by the water-filled trombe walls of the 1960s, designers paired the idea of gaining and releasing heat with tilt-up concrete, the most cost-effective construction technology, and designed something which has never been done before — […]

Certified Advantage

By: Ed Sauter | Tilt-Up Concrete Association Differentiating your company from the competition is critical to securing work. Although many assume price is the way to stand out, it’s a risky proposition to gain work solely on being the lowest bidder. Many savvy contractors realize the importance of selling work on expertise and experience. One […]

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 […]

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