• Design and Construction of CONFLUENCE PARK

    Friday, November 2, 2018

    Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA By Andrew Kudless Photo – Casey Dunn – Views of the competed main pavilion at Confluence Park. In March 2018, Confluence Park opened to the public in San Antonio, Texas. The product of over 10 years of development by the client, the San Antonio River Foundation, the project represents […]

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  • The TILT-UP Industry’s BIGGEST Event Yet

    Friday, November 2, 2018

    Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA The Tilt-Up Concrete Association International Tilt-Up Convention and Expo, presented by HD Supply Construction & Industrial White Cap and Meadow Burke in 2018, brings together the industry’s top professionals for three days of tours, awards, education, demonstrations, technology, networking, entertainment and much more. With Dallas as the 2018 host […]

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  • Bringing Mars To Earth

    Thursday, November 1, 2018

    Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA By Luke Pinkerton, PE (ME), Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Helix Steel and Susan Foster-Goodman, Director of Strategic Initiatives, CTS Cement Introduction Imagine the valuable impact on the tilt-up industry if it were possible to reduce panel thickness by 20%, eliminate 70% or more of traditional rebar, and erect […]

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  • Student Participation Continues To Grow

    Tuesday, October 30, 2018

    Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA The Tilt-Up Concrete Association is committed to engage, inspire and support students interested in tilt-up construction. To help fulfill this commitment, each year the TCA invites students to participate in the Tilt-Up Convention and Expo. Whether they are just being introduced to the building system, there to better understand […]

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  • Panels Are Up On The First 4-Story Tilt Office In Newfoundland – 20 Hebron Way

    Monday, October 29, 2018

    Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA 20 Hebron Way, designed by Powers Brown Architecture, is a mixed-use 4-story building with approximately 25,000 sf of retail on the ground level and 75,000 of office on three levels above. The project breaks new ground as the first four-story office in Newfoundland. The challenge for this project was […]

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Industry Press

Nov
6

Building the Future – Students Participate in Tilt-Up Demonstration

Over 140 students at Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas, participated in the nation’s first college-level “tilt-up” concrete panel demonstration over the last two semesters at the Kansas Technology Center. Seth O’Brien, an instructor in the Department of Construction Management and Construction Engineering Technologies, organized the lab activity as part of his concrete methods courses. He […]

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Nov
1

Nordic Naturals is First NSF Certified Dietary Supplement Company in the U.S. to Build LEED® Gold Certified Facility

WATSONVILLE, Calif., Nov. 1, 2011 — It’s official: Nordic Naturals® has become the first NSF certified supplier and marketer of dietary supplements in the US to build a new LEED® Gold certified facility. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), is an internationally recognized green building certification system that promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability. […]

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Oct
3

Creative Ventilation Breathes Potential into Rec Center

An inventive green approach to Tilt-Up concrete is one reason CSU East Bay runs without an active heating system. Inspired by the water-filled trombe walls of the 1960s, designers paired the idea of gaining and releasing heat with tilt-up concrete, the most cost-effective construction technology, and designed something which has never been done before — […]

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Oct
1

Certified Advantage

By: Ed Sauter | Tilt-Up Concrete Association Differentiating your company from the competition is critical to securing work. Although many assume price is the way to stand out, it’s a risky proposition to gain work solely on being the lowest bidder. Many savvy contractors realize the importance of selling work on expertise and experience. One […]

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Sep
1

Standing Strong

By Ed Sauter, Executive Director | Tilt-Up Concrete Association Natural disasters have long been a formidable foe for the design and construction industry. Building codes are evolving continually to minimize damage and injuries from hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, and floods. Of all these, wind is probably the worst. Joseph E. Saliba, provost at the University of […]

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Sep
1

Tilt-Up as a Re-Emerging Design Technology

By: Mitch Bloomquist, Tilt-Up Concrete Association and Jeffrey Brown, Powers Brown Architecture As a low cost, low technology building system, Tilt-Up concrete construction has become one of the fastest growing solutions used to meet current industry wide budget constraints. This is no subtlety – it represents a grass roots insurgency on the part of low […]

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Member News

Dec
19

Dedication – 25 Years of TCA Membership

By: James R. Baty II | Tilt-Up Concrete Association It is hard to believe that this past year, the Tilt-Up Concrete Association turned 25 years old.  It seems only yesterday that we were celebrating the 20th year with our friends during the World of Concrete and in a blink of an eye another five is […]

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Dec
19

21st Annual Tilt-Up Achievement Awards

By: Wendy Ward | Constructive Communication, Inc. The Achievement Awards program was established by TCA to honor projects that represent an increasing diversity of building types constructed with site-cast Tilt-Up concrete as well as those that advance industry technology, apply innovative form and provide unique solutions to building programs. Projects were reviewed by a panel […]

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Dec
12

Thermomass® achieves 4-hour ASTM E-119 fire resistance rating

December 9, 2012 (Boone, Iowa):  Thermomass®, the leading manufacturer of building insulation systems for the concrete industry, is proud to announce the successful completion of the ASTM E-119 fire test. The fire test was conducted on a sandwich wall panel consisting of a 2-in exterior wythe of concrete, 2-in insulation core, and a 5-in interior […]

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Nov
23

Summit Concrete named finalist in WOC’s Crews that Rock competition!

Summit Concrete NEEDS YOUR VOTE!!! TCA member Summit Concrete has been named as a finalist in the World of Concrete’s “CREWS THAT ROCK!” competition for their work on the Missouri Korean War Veterans Memorial! Crews were asked to submit their most inspiring and unique projects from the past year to be entered into the contest. […]

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Nov
17

100+ Year-Old Construction Solution Addresses Overcrowded Schools – SiteCast Construction

(Ottawa, Canada – November 17, 2011) Mention overcrowded schools these days and you’re bound to hit an emotional button – in new communities and older ones. Whether you’re building a new school, adding a school addition or moving in portables, you can’t seem to please everyone. But, when it comes to the actual construction of […]

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Sep
7

CONNECT-EZ Introduces Two New Products Proven to Eliminate Field Welding, Improve Safety

(Dayton, Ohio – Sept. 7, 2011) – CONNECT-EZ,  a leader in engineered labor saving products for the concrete industry, has announced the launch of two new products — CONNECT-EZ Panel Anchor, “PA” and the CONNECT-EZTM “V”. Both have already proven to save time and money in cast-in-place, precast and tilt-up concrete construction projects. “Because the […]

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