• Engage, Support & Inspire

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018

    Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA By: Lindsey Bloomquist Images: Francisco Vera The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) is committed to engaging, supporting and inspiring students across the globe who are interested in the tilt-up building system. To fulfill this commitment, the TCA offers a wide variety of resources to aid student projects, connect them with […]

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  • Lake|Flato – Francis Parker School

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018

    Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA By: Mitch Bloomquist, Executive Director, Tilt-Up Concrete Association Images: Paul Hester, Hewitt Garrison, Frank Ooms Francis Parker School is a private, independent, coeducational college preparatory day school for students in junior kindergarten through grade 12. Founded in 1912, the school is located in San Diego, California. Parker’s mission is […]

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  • The Advantages of PVC Reveals in Decorative Tilt-Up

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018

    Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA By: Tom Bozzano, Tilt-Up Market Segment Manager, Nox-Crete Products Group Since the Romans built the aqueducts – and probably even before that – builders have been using a variety of masonry techniques to add decorative detail to the facades of their structures. Textured surfaces, or rustication, add visual interest […]

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  • Training for the Future

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA By: Robert Werthamer, AIA LEED AP, Zyscovich Architects Images: Steven Brooke Studios Brightline, formerly All Aboard Florida, is resurrecting the passenger rail service that spearheaded the original development along Florida’s Eastern Seaboard. Brightline was designed by SOM in association with Zyscovich Architects. The stations here represent the first of […]

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  • Revised TCA Guideline For Temporary Wind Bracing

    Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) announces the availability of the completely revised TCA Guideline for Temporary Wind Bracing of Tilt-Up Concrete Panels During Construction version 18.1. This release supersedes all previous versions. Version 18.1 of this guideline, updated by Joseph J. Steinbicker, P.E., S.E., FTCA, incorporates the […]

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Industry Press

Jun
23

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, […]

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Jun
23

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 […]

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Jun
16

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 […]

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Jun
10

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 […]

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Jun
3

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 […]

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May
15

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, […]

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Member News

Jul
7

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 […]

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Jun
30

Cadence McShane Construction Completes 400,250 S.F. Industrial Facility for Liberty Property Trust in Houston

Will Hodges, President of Cadence McShane Construction Company, is pleased to announce that the firm has completed the comprehensive construction of Fallbrook Distribution Center II, a new 400,250 square foot speculative warehouse/distribution facility on behalf of developer, Liberty Property Trust.  Located just outside Houston’s city limits and positioned on a premier 30-acre parcel at 8303 […]

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Apr
28

TCA Sustaining Member Spotlight: Alston Construction Company

For more than 25 years, Alston Construction Company’s (formerly Panattoni Construction) overall goal has been to provide quality, cost-efficient projects that leave a positive experience for our clients. To say we’ve built it before may be factual, but it’s not why our clients choose us. Many construction companies offer a diverse background of general contracting, […]

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Apr
28

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 […]

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Apr
28

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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Feb
20

Dayton Superior Announces Recent Staff Promotions

Dayton Superior, the leading provider of accessories, chemicals, forming and paving product solutions to the non-residential concrete construction industry, is pleased to announce a number of promotions among the organization’s team members. Rick Lindstrom – Previously the Director of Engineering, Lindstrom has been promoted to Vice President, Engineering. Mr. Lindstrom has been with Dayton Superior […]

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