• METHOD ARCHITECTURE TO EXPAND INTO AUSTIN MARKET

    Monday, October 16, 2017

    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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  • 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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  • Immigration Changes Ahead – The ICEman is Coming

    Thursday, August 10, 2017

    Although President Trump’s revised travel ban is still tied up in litigation, other aspects of his renewed focus on immigration are thriving. For example, his budget proposal anticipates hiring as many as 10,000 new immigration and border patrol agents. It is anticipated that those agents will not all be deployed at the border, but will […]

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  • Composite Concrete Panels -The Future for Tilt-Up Walls?

    Tuesday, August 8, 2017

    By Jeffrey R. Needham, P.E. As I have watched the tilt-up concrete construction industry develop over many years, I have appreciated the way it has become a preferred method of construction for many building types. This growth has been based on a number of improvements in construction and design technology, such as larger mobile cranes, […]

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Industry Press

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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Jul
27

Common Details For Tilt-Up Construction

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group KEY NOTES: 1. INTERIOR (STRUCTURAL) LAYER OF CONCRETE WITH STEEL REINFORCEMENT. PANEL THICKNESS AND REINFORCEMENT DESIGN BY STRUCTURAL ENGINEER. LIFTING INSERT LOCATIONS AND SUPPLEMENTARY REINFORCEMENT BY LIFTING INSERT MANUFACTURER. 2. SANDWICH PANEL INSULATION SYSTEM 3. EXTERIOR (ARCHITECTURAL) LAYER OF CONCRETE WITH RIGID WELDED WIRE MAT REINFORCEMENT. 4. […]

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Apr
25

Tilt-Up Concrete Association Announces Open Registration and Program Preview for 2016 Convention

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) announces open registration and an education preview for the 2016 Tilt-Up Convention and Expo in Denver, CO on Oct. 10-12, 2016. Registration details and additional information can be found at www.tilt-up.org/events. The 2016 Tilt-Up Convention and Expo, presented by HD Supply Construction & Industrial White Cap and Meadow Burke, brings […]

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Member News

Apr
11

Bob Moore Construction’s Ed McGuire Named Fellow of the American Concrete Institute (ACI)

Ed McGuire, President of Bob Moore Construction, has been named a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute (ACI). Mr. McGuire’s selection as a Fellow of the ACI follows his 2015 presentation of the Tilt-up Concrete Association (TCA)’s prestigious Murray Parker Memorial Award, to honor his career achievements in growing the tilt-up industry around the world. […]

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Apr
11

Dan Lester, Concrete Strategies, Honored with Diversity Champion Recognition

The St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers recognized Dan Lester, director of contractor relations and personnel recruitment at Concrete Strategies on March 6 at their 46th Anniversary Best Practices and Diversity/Inclusion Awards Gala for his work recruiting immigrants and mentoring at-risk kids. “[Lester] is a fierce advocate for minorities,” said Carol Daniel of KMOX Radi. […]

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Apr
11

James M Williams Serving on American Institute of Architects Codes and Standards Committee

James M Williams, past executive board member of the TCA, has been selected to serve as a member of the AIA Codes and Standards Committee. The AIA has 90,000 members and 260 chapters world-wide. The AIA Codes and Standards Committee has 10 members, each serving 3-year terms. The AIA helps to develop building codes that […]

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Apr
29

Ironrock Hires New National Sales Manager – Thin Brick

Ironrock is pleased to announce Rob Schrock as their new National Sales Manager – Thin Brick. As National Thin Brick Sales Manager, Rob will be responsible for meeting and exceeding annual thin brick sales goals, creating and growing a strong national channel of distribution and establishing METROBRICK® and Royal Thin Brick® as leaders in the […]

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Feb
17

Seeberger Architecture Completes Class A Warehouse in Houston

Carson Companies recently completed Carson Bayport 2, a 365,727 square foot class A warehouse located near the Port of Houston, Texas. The building was constructed on a speculative basis and is designed to cater to both logistics and manufacturing uses. Amenities include a sleek modern exterior, oversized secure truck courts, ESFR sprinklers and ample column […]

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Feb
15

Concrete Strategies, Inc. – Newest TCA Certified Company

Concrete Strategies, Inc. (CSI) recently became the ninth tilt-up company approved as a Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) Certified Contractor. The TCA Company Certification program, which focuses on safety and quality control, is rapidly gaining recognition from the design community and is beginning to be included as a qualification for bidding work. Concrete Strategies employs over […]

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