• 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

May
23

OSHA Silica Regulation Ratcheting Up Your Projects

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group This article discusses the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations that went into effect on June 23, 2016 with required compliance by June 30, 2017. Although many in the industry believe there will be a delay in the regulatory action due to further research that is […]

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May
22

MY YOUNG CAREER: A Professional Development Story

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group By: Anthony Cavossa From birth I was destined to pursue a career in concrete construction. I guess it all starts with my biggest role model and the man I’ve looked up to my entire life, my grandfather. Anthony A. Cavossa Sr. started A.C. Cement in 1969. He […]

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May
18

CALL FOR ENTRIES, 2017 AWARD PROGRAMS

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) has announced a call for entries for the 2017 Tilt-Up Awards (achievement, safety, professional and fellowship). The awards will be presented at the International Tilt-Up Convention and Expo Awards Gala, sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group, on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 at the […]

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May
18

TCA Wind-Bracing Guideline Completed; Now On-Hold

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group The TCA Board of Directors issued an RFP to update the Association’s 2012 guideline on temporary bracing of tilt-up panels. Over the past three decades, this document had been prepared and maintained by the Association’s Technical Committee under the volunteer leadership of such experienced professionals as David […]

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May
18

TCA’s Collective Position on Safe Removal of Temporary Braces

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group By JAMES R. BATY II | Images courtesy of Big-D Construction The design of temporary bracing for tilt-up panels, like engineering the panels themselves, stays free of anything dealing with means and methods. As with any construction project, these are a contractor’s responsibility with little to no […]

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May
8

Hotel Scam Alert: TCA Convention 2017

It has been brought to our attention, individuals are receiving calls from persons claiming to represent the Tilt-Up Concrete Association and Fontainebleau Miami regarding hotel reservations for our convention this fall. While this is not uncommon, we wanted to confirm that they are not affiliated with our event and we do not recommend engaging them. […]

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Member News

Oct
16

METHOD ARCHITECTURE TO EXPAND INTO AUSTIN MARKET

Houston-based Method Architecture will acquire Austin-based Architecture Plus in Q4 Method Architecture Principals (from left): Keith Holley, Eric Hudson, Vanessa Ortega, Jake Donaldson Houston, TX (October 2, 2017) – Method Architecture, a Houston-based architecture firm, has announced the acquisition of Architecture Plus, a boutique architecture firm in Austin, Texas. The acquisition will be the second […]

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Jul
19

Seretta Construction Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Founded in Orlando, FL in 1987 by Richard J. McPherson, P.E., Seretta Construction is now celebrating their 30th anniversary. Since its inception, Seretta has always been a tiltwall contractor. Seretta works on most all types of facilities, including multi-story office buildings, cold storage facilities, distribution centers, office/retail buildings and industrial facilities. They also place high […]

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Jun
14

Remembering Bob Truitt, FTCA

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) received word today that Bob Truitt, FTCA has passed away. Bob was the 2000 recipient of the Peter Courtois Memorial Award and served on the TCA Board of Directors for many years. He was recently included in the association’s inaugural class of fellows. Bob set a pace for participation in […]

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Jun
13

Meadow Burke Embraces New Headquarters Efficiencies

Meadow Burke has consolidated its manufacturing, distribution, engineering, and business support functions into a new facility located eight miles from downtown Tampa. Construction of the 48,000-sq.-ft. building consisted of 84 tilt-up concrete panels along with company hardware including Super Lift III Inserts, Slab Brace Bolts and B-75 Wall Brace Inserts. Necessitated by ongoing growth and […]

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Jun
5

Meadow Burke Opens New State-Of-The-Art Headquarters

RIVERVIEW, FL. (May 2017) – Meadow Burke, the leading manufacturer of concrete construction accessories, has combined its manufacturing, distribution, engineering, and business support functions into a new facility at 6467 South Falkenburg Road, in Riverview, Florida. To support the ongoing growth of the business and form a single customer-focused location necessitated the construction of a […]

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May
31

HVAC specialist dedicates 4 million sq. ft. tilt-up structure

Officials of Daikin Industries and subsidiary Goodman Global Group, leaders in indoor heating and cooling systems and refrigerants, hosted a late-May dedication of the $400 million-plus Daikin Texas Technology Park (DTTP). Located on a 500-acre site northwest of Houston, the facility is the largest to date built by the tilt-up concrete wall method—its 370 panels […]

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