• Concrete Industry Management Program Seeks Donations for 2018 Cim Auction At World Of Concrete

    Thursday, November 2, 2017

    (Las Vegas, Nev. – Sept. 18, 2017) – The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program – a business intensive program that awards students with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management – is seeking donations for their 2018 CIM Auction to be held at the World of Concrete. The auction is scheduled for […]

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  • VERIFYING THE CAUSE OF PANEL CRACKING – A CASE STUDY

    Thursday, October 26, 2017

    Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group By Jack Robinson, Stewart Hooks, John Lawson PE, SE Introduction/Cracking Pattern Despite the multitude of benefits tilt-up construction has to offer in low rise commercial buildings, there is still room for improvements in the performance of tilt-up buildings. One opportunity for improvement is to minimize a particular, […]

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  • Higher and Higher: the Ascent to #1 of the Tilt-Up Top Ten

    Thursday, October 26, 2017

    Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) has announced multiple changes to its list of tilt-up achievements in the Tilt-Up Top Ten. The changes made to the Tilt-Up Top Ten in this past cycle are among the most impressive changes in recent years. Four new #1 projects have been […]

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  • Tilt-Up Concrete Goes Residential in Ontario

    Thursday, August 10, 2017

    Len Overbeek, co-founder of TiltWall Ontario Inc. is a big fan of the phrase, “If you want something done right, do it yourself.” He is currently building the province’s first site-cast residential project in Woodstock—for himself. “Tilt-up residential construction is fairly popular in the US, particularly along the West Coast and into British Columbia, but […]

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  • Tilt-Up Company Certification Streamlined

    Thursday, August 10, 2017

    The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) Board of Directors established renewed commitment and energy for the Company Certification program over a year ago. Since the time of this recommitment, 18 companies have become active participants in the program, receiving full certification status. In addition, the program interest is gaining momentum with 6-10 additional companies projected to […]

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Industry Press

Sep
21

Tilt-Up Potential Expressed

  By: Mitch Bloomquist | Tilt-Up Concrete Association   The University of California San Diego (UCSD) needed office space, and they needed it fast.  With the new Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center set to open in 2011, the University was in dire need of space for the office, administrative, and clinical research activities supporting that facility and […]

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Sep
5

No Train No Gain!

By George Hedley I played water polo in high school and college. After summer vacation, our two week training camp would start in early September. It was tough. Twice a day for two hours per session, we would swim laps, pass the ball, practice our skills, shoot goals, lift weights, and work on our offense […]

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Aug
31

New ACI/TCA Certified Tilt-Up Supervisor Continuing Education Opportunity

At the recently held ACI committee meetings in Dallas, Texas, ACI’s Certification Programs Committee (CPC) approved an alternative re-certification for the ACI/TCA Tilt-Up Supervisor and Technician Certification Program. The update will allow supervisors and technicians to recertify based on completing continuing education hours (CEUs) instead of re-testing. The first opportunity to earn CEUs for this […]

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Aug
13

Tilt-Up Concrete Association Announces New Speaker to Round out Convention Presentations

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) has announced the addition of Kim Basham PhD, PE, to the 2012 TCA Convention line-up. Basham, President of KB Engineer, LLC, will present “Controlling Cracks in Slabs” a session focused on what causes out-of-joint dry/thermal shrinkage cracks. His presentation, to be held Thursday, Oct. 4 from 8 – 10 a.m., […]

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Aug
1

Concrete Industry Associations Partner to Form Certification Consortium

In an effort to increase the awareness of certification opportunities for concrete professionals, while promoting the advantages of such programs, eight concrete associations have joined forces to form the Concrete Industry Certification Consortium (CCIC). Comprised of the American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA), Architectural Precast Association (APA), Concrete Foundations Association (CFA), Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association […]

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Jul
30

The Christchurch Earthquakes: Observed Performance of Tilt-Up Buildings

By: Chris Urmson and Sam Toulmin | Alan Reay Consultants Ltd. Tilt-Up construction has been a popular method of erecting buildings in New Zealand since the 1950s. It is widely used in low-rise commercial and industrial buildings due to its low cost relative to other construction techniques and the speed and ease with which buildings […]

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Member News

Jul
26

Mansfield, Texas ARDEX Manufacturing and Distribution Center Receives Prestigious Award

ARDEX Americas Mansfield Manufacturing and Distribution Center recently received recognition from the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) for exemplary facility safety standards. “ARDEX Americas takes the health and safety of our employees very seriously,” said President and CEO Stephan M. Liozu. “The SHARP program rigorously analyzed our Mansfield facility and recognized the exemplary […]

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Jul
24

Tilt-Up Concrete Association to Open Judging of Tilt-Up Achievement Awards Program to Facebook Fans

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 – will open judging of the 2012 Tilt-Up Achievement Awards Program to their Facebook fans. According to Mitch Bloomquist, project manager at TCA, Facebook fans will have the opportunity to […]

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Jul
13

Thermomass Promotes Garett Burkhart to Product Development Technician

Thermomass®, a leading manufacturer of concrete building insulation systems, is proud to announce the promotion of Garett Burkhart to Product Development Technician. Burkhart will have the primary responsibility of overseeing the areas of product development.  He will head endeavors in research, development and testing to keep Thermomass on the cutting-edge of new technology. “Garett has […]

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May
23

Dayton Superior Delta Tie Achieves Critical Fire Test Ratings

DAYTON, Ohio, May 22, 2012 – Dayton Superior is proud to announce that the Delta Tie, an insulated, tilt up concrete panel connector, has achieved the distinction of achieving the desired fire ratings prescribed in the NFPA.285 fire test and, most recently, the ASTM E-119 fire test. The Delta Tie underwent NFPA 285 fire testing […]

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May
23

Meadow Burke Restructures in Anticipation Of Growth Opportunities

Tampa, FL (May 21, 2012) Meadow Burke, LLC, headquartered in Tampa, FL is pleased to announce the launching of its new website. The address of the new website is www.meadowburke.com. The new user-friendly interface with comprehensive product content will give customers a better understanding of Meadow Burke’s product line in Precast, Forming, Reinforcing, Road and Bridge, […]

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May
23

A.H. Harris Acquires Barker Steel’s Building Material Assets and Forming & Shoring Equipment

West Hartford, CT – A.H. Harris and Barker Steel have entered into an agreement, whereby A.H. Harris will assume Barker’s Westfield, MA and Queens, NY facilities. The agreement is based on Barker’s decision to exit the Building Materials Distribution & Forming and Shoring Rental Business and focus on rebar and rebar fabrication only. Their rebar […]

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