• 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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  • Building The Next Generation Of Skilled Labors

    Friday, April 20, 2018

    Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group Construction is one of the nation’s largest industries, with over 7 million wage and salary jobs and 1.9 million self-employed workers. Over the past decade the construction industry has been hit with a rapidly increasing skilled labor shortage. Due to this shortage, Martin Concrete has tried to […]

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  • TCA Releases the 2nd And 3rd books in Architecture Of Tilt-Up Series

    Friday, April 20, 2018

    Español | Translation The Tilt-Up Concrete Association has announced the public availability of the second and third books in its architecture of tilt-up series, The Architecture of Tilt-Up – Spiritual and The Architecture of Tilt-Up – Education. The Architecture of Tilt-Up, 3rd edition, was compiled by Mitch Bloomquist, executive director of the TCA. This book […]

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  • Breaking Into The Ontario School Market

    Friday, April 20, 2018

    Español | Translation Breaking into the Ontario school market is tough. This market sector requires patience, perseverance and a lot of good fortune. Nonetheless, over the past 20 years, SiteCast Construction has cultivated many early adopters of the tilt-up building system. I am sharing our strategy for two reasons. Firstly, our lessons learned could be […]

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  • Gluing Down: Best Practices

    Monday, April 16, 2018

    Español | Translation By: Chad Bruce – President/Owner, GluDown, Inc. It is fair to say that the OSHA 1926.1153 ruling, effective since September 2017, has had a tremendous impact on the construction industry as a whole. In tilt-up, we have seen how this regulation has influenced and changed several aspects of the tilt process, from […]

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Industry Press

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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Apr
28

Generating Collaboration

By: Andrew Kudless | California College of the Arts (CCA) One of the goals of a design education is to prepare students for the complex design problems they may face in practice while also introducing them to new technologies, materials, and workflows that have the potential to transform practice in the future. Through a collaboration […]

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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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Mar
6

Call for Entries – 2014 Tilt-Up Achievement Awards

Submit Your Projects Now 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 24th installment of the Tilt-Up Achievement Awards. Established by the TCA in 1992, the Tilt-Up Achievement Awards […]

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Member News

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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Feb
20

Chris Shepard Joins The Korte Company’s Business Development Team

The Korte Company welcomes Chris Shepard to the team as an integral member of its business development efforts. Mr. Shepard joins the company’s business development group with more than a decade of experience in design and construction, primarily in the Federal Contracting/International Development area. Working through the U.S. State Department, highlights include developing Secure Network […]

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Feb
18

DIVCON, Inc. Among First in U.S. to Receive Tilt-Up Construction Certification

DIVCON, Inc. (Spokane Valley, Wash.), the Inland Northwest’s recognized leader in tilt-up construction, has become one of the first companies in the U.S. to become certified by the Tilt-Up Construction Association (TCA). The association created the new certification system to recognize tilt-up contractors that have met strict safety standards and have demonstrated a proven track […]

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Feb
11

TCA Sustaining Member Spotlight: LJB INC

“What are we doing to save money for tilt-up building owners?”  LJB Inc.’s Facilities division aligns its time and resources around this single question. Whether it’s delivering structural engineering on our first tilt-up building in 1971, offering the CON/STEEL Building Program for self-performing contractors since 1986, or our recent endeavors into design-supply-build and alternative energy […]

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Feb
10

Panattoni Construction is now Alston Construction Company

Panattoni Construction announced that it has changed its name to Alston Construction Company. For more than 25 years, Panattoni Construction, now Alston has offered its clients a broad platform of general contracting, construction management and design-build services. Alston Construction Company has a diverse experience profile, including industrial, commercial office, healthcare, education, retail and government projects. […]

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