• 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

Mar
30

Code Corner: The IECC 2009 and ASHRAE 90.1-2007 Effect

By: James R. Baty II | Tilt-Up Concrete Association I received a technical question the other day from an eastern state asking if it was true that Tilt-Up could no longer be built due to the new energy codes.  It seems the contractor had caught wind of changes to the energy code and assumed that […]

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Mar
27

Superintendent Recertification gets an Update

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) – a non-profit international organization that serves to expand and improve the use of site-cast Tilt-Up as the preferred construction method – has announced an update to the recertification process for the Tilt-Up Supervisor and Technician Certification program – a collaborative effort between the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and TCA. […]

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Mar
22

Denver’s First LEED Gold School and Zero Energy Community Campus

By: Andrew Michler As a part of the USGBC’s Rocky Mountain Green Conference we packed our lunch box and went on a tour of Denver’s first LEED Gold School. What makes this campus unique is how DLR Group Architects designed it to be a community hub. The newly-minted Evie Garrett Dennis Campus radiates out from […]

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Mar
13

Update Coming to TCA Wind Bracing Guideline

MT. VERNON, IOWA (March 23, 2011) — 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 construction method – has launched an initiative to review and update its “Guideline for Temporary Wind Bracing of Tilt-Up Concrete Panels during Construction.” First released […]

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Mar
5

22nd Annual Achievement Awards Program Call for Entries

MOUNT VERNON, IOWA (March 5, 2012) – 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 construction method – has announced the call for entries for the 22nd installment of the Tilt-Up Achievement Awards. Established by the TCA in 1992, the […]

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Mar
2

Construction Gets Underway for New Roper St. Francis Data Center

TCA Member Seretta Construction, Inc. begins work on Data Center designed to provide maximum hurricane protection for Roper St. Francis Healthcare’s Information Systems. North Charleston officials, healthcare executives and project leaders dug shovels into the earth today to mark the beginning of construction on the new Roper St. Francis Healthcare (RSFH) Data Center. The groundbreaking […]

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Member News

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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May
23

Katie Price assumes role of Eastern Region Sales Coordinator with Thermomass

May 11, 2012 (Boone, Iowa):  Thermomass, a leading manufacturer of concrete building insulation systems, is proud to announce Katie Price has joined the company as Eastern Region Sales Coordinator.  Price will have the primary responsibility of coordinating sales for Thermomass’ insulation systems in the states of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, North and South Carolina, Rhode […]

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Mar
30

FRAME/FAÇADE

Non-traditional applications of Tilt-Up concrete construction provide very different solutions for two high-profile museums. By: Mitch Bloomquist, Tilt-Up Concrete Association In a testament to the versatility and applicability of Tilt-Up concrete construction, two recent projects — the expansion of the Saint Louis Art Museum and a new home for the National Museum of Health and […]

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