Composite Concrete Panels -The Future for Tilt-Up Walls?

By Jeffrey R. Needham, P.E. As I have watched the tilt-up concrete construction industry develop over many years, I have appreciated the way it has become a preferred method of construction for many building types. This growth has been based on a number of improvements in construction and design technology, such as larger mobile cranes, […]

TCA Wind-Bracing Guideline Completed; Now On-Hold

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group The TCA Board of Directors issued an RFP to update the Association’s 2012 guideline on temporary bracing of tilt-up panels. Over the past three decades, this document had been prepared and maintained by the Association’s Technical Committee under the volunteer leadership of such experienced professionals as David […]

Generational Speaker Amy Lynch To Present Keynote At Tilt-Up Concrete Association Convention

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) announces Amy Lynch as keynote speaker for the 2015 TCA Convention in New Brunswick, N.J. Author, entrepreneur and generational speaker, Lynch, will present “Recruiting Millennials, Retaining Them and (gulp!) Maybe Even Liking Them!” The session is sponsored by Meadow Burke. “If you’re […]

TCA Company Certification Recognizes and Improves Business Practices

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) Company Certification program is entering its third year of existence and 8 companies have already been approved from the state of Washington to Nova Scotia, Canada and from Texas to Florida. Applicants have commented that the process was more rigorous and detailed […]

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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 […]

Value of Existing Tilt-Up Buildings

A real estate appraiser recently contacted the TCA to discuss the value of existing Tilt-Up buildings. He asked, “What are the benefits of purchasing an existing Tilt-Up building?” How would you answer this question? Please comment below.

2011 Tilt-Up Achievement Winners

By: Wendy Ward, Constructive Communication, Inc. TCA has announced the recipients of the 2011 Tilt-Up Achievement Awards. Now in its 20th consecutive year, the Achievement Awards program was established by TCA to honor projects that use site-cast Tilt-Up concrete to introduce new building types, advance industry technology and provide unique solutions to building programs. Projects […]

Evolution: TCA Announces Winners of International Competition

Evolution—it is the mark that identifies quality in professionals and it is the evidence that substantiates building technology. The process of evolution can be so dramatic at times that observation leaves you with the sense of “what more can be done?” Professionals in the Tilt-Up industry have once again risen to the challenge. Tilt-Up form […]

Thoughts from a LEED AP

Mukhtar Giader, P.E., S.E. is a manager in the structural engineering department at Opus Architects & Engineers in Minnetonka, Minn. He is also a LEED AP certified professional. We’ve asked him to share his and his colleague’s insights as well as some advice about LEED and sustainable design in the Tilt-Up concrete industry. Giader can be reached […]

TCA Announces Achievement Awards for Tilt-Up Industry

TCA has announced the debut of the Tilt-Up industry’s first Safety Achievement Awards. Presented at TCA’s Convention, held in Denver Oct. 4-7, the Safety Achievement Awards program was developed to enhance the TCA’s overall Achievement Awards program, providing a new component emphasizing safety. “The main purpose for the Safety Awards is to recognize TCA contractor […]

Tilt-Up Soars in Denver

By: Wendy Ward, Constructive Communication, Inc. As more companies move their operations to Denver or open branch offices there, new facilities will need to be constructed. Additionally, the population growth will create a need for more educational facilities. Savvy Tilt-Up professionals in the region have seized this opportunity and actively promoted the method as the […]

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