• 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

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

Jan
17

Citadel Contractors And AH Harris Go Back To School With Tilt-Up Construction

Some kids feel nervous or a little scared on the first day of school because of all the new things: new teachers, new friends, and the kids at York Preparatory Academy in Rock Hill, SC even got a new school this year. The mission of the York Preparatory Academy (YPA) is for the faculty, staff, […]

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Jan
15

Hickey Named to Five Most Influential in Concrete Industry

Shawn Hickey, President, SiteCast Construction, Ottawa, Ontario, has been named by Concrete Construction magazine, published by Hanley Wood LLC, as one of the five most influential people in the concrete industry. Hickey was recognized for leading educational and promotional efforts for tilt-up concrete both in North America and internationally. When Shawn Hickey tells you that […]

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Dec
3

Dayton Superior Announces Management Changes

Dayton Superior announced today that effective January 1, 2013, James P. McRickard will become the President and Chief Executive Officer of Dayton Superior Corporation replacing Eric (Rick) Zimmerman. Mr. McRickard will also become a director of Dayton Superior Corporation at the time he joins the Company. He most recently served as President, Morgan Ceramics North […]

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Oct
24

TCA Announces Winners for 2012 Alphonse J. Engelman Safety Awards

  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 winners for the seventh annual safety awards. The Alphonse J. Engelman Safety Awards Program honors Al Engelman, a TCA past president and board member as […]

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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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Aug
23

Thermomass hires Miguel Branco to assume duties of Structural Engineer

Thermomass®, a leading manufacturer of concrete building insulation systems, is proud to announce Miguel Branco has joined the company as a Structural Engineer and will provide technical support for overseas sales. “In addition to focusing on research activities, Miguel will be providing technical support for our sister company, Construction Systems Marketing (CSM) in Germany.  We […]

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