• 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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  • ACI/TCA Certification Undergoes Major Overhaul

    Tuesday, August 8, 2017

    The ACI/TCA Tilt-Up Supervisor and Technician Certification program has undergone the first major overhaul since its inception. The original program was designed to have certified individuals retaking the exam every five years in order to maintain an active certification. The exam, however, saw very little change and only minor modifications were made to the resource […]

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Industry Press

Mar
29

TCA Announces Call for Entries for 26th Annual Tilt-Up Achievement Awards

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group 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 call for entries for the 26th installment of the Tilt-Up Achievement Awards. The awards will be presented at […]

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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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Feb
15

Tilt-Up Concrete Association Releases First Spec Update Since 2002

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) has announced the public availability of their newly revised guideline specifications and tolerance document in standard three-part CSI format. A major industry reference for architects, engineers, developers and owners, the TCA Guideline Specifications has been updated for areas of major development and […]

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Feb
11

Stacked

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group Words: Mitch Bloomquist | Images: Paul Careccia One might suggest that buildings can be separated into those designed to read as the method in which they are constructed and those designed to hide or be elusive to the construction method. Likewise, a construction method may also be a stereotype […]

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Jan
28

World’s Tallest Tilt-Up Panel Erected Near Miami, Florida

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group The record for the world’s tallest tilt-up panel was shattered in November when Woodland Construction Co. of Jupiter, Fla. erected a 111-foot 9-inch tall panel. The record-breaking panel forms part of a nine-story, 600-bed dormitory for Florida International University at their Biscayne Bay Campus located in North […]

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Jan
26

The Case for a New Stance on Wind Bracing

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has released the latest version of Standard 37. To those in the tilt-up industry, this is the guiding provision that defines the parameters for the temporary bracing condition integral to every project. With the 2014 edition, the task of designing […]

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Member News

Sep
21

Tilt-Up Education at Big-05, Kuwait

By: Mohamed Zaid, CEng. M. ASCE, Senior Structural Engineer, Associate member – ACI-551 / ACI-423 The Big-05 exhibition is an event that is held annually in Kuwait and many other cities around the world. The event attracts architects, engineers, interior designers and other key buyers. The Big-05 includes CPD (Continuing professional development) certified workshops, and […]

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Sep
1

Clayco Builds New Training Facility and Service Center in Ferguson, Mo Community

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group WORDS AND IMAGES: Mitch Bloomquist Centene, a Fortune 500 company and a leading multi-line healthcare enterprise, recently contracted Clayco to build their new service center and training facility in Ferguson, Missouri. This project aims to support the Ferguson community and provide new opportunities for residents in both […]

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Aug
21

Thermomass Names Brad Nesset President

Thermomass, a leading manufacturer of concrete building insulation systems, is proud to announce that it has appointed Brad Nesset as President. Nesset has been with Thermomass since 2005 and replaces Tom Stecker, who has led the growth of Thermomass since 2004. Stecker is stepping down to spend more time with family and pursue other interests, […]

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Aug
18

Ironrock Capital’s METROBRICK Announces Vertical Wire Cut Texture

Ironrock Capital is proud to announce a significant change to their METROBRICK product’s wire cut finish. METROBRICK® has a new look to its wire cut finish, changing from a texture horizontally across the surface of the brick to vertical across the surface. The new direction better emulates the way a full brick would be manufactured. […]

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Jul
13

Contractor Introduces NJ Students To Design-Build Tilt Wall Construction Process

Students from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ spent a Saturday with two construction experts learning the basics and benefits of tilt-up construction. Bob Murray, Vice President and General Manager at Alston Construction and Gary Pascoe, Eastern Manager of Thermomass provided an introduction to the concept of Design-Build Tilt Wall construction to a master’s […]

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Jul
10

Seeberger Architecture Designs Warehouse and Distribution Facility in Houston’s Northwest Area

Huntington Industrial Partners, based in Denver, has joined with Cypressbrook Development Company, based in Houston, to develop a 168,425 square foot cross-dock warehouse and distribution facility in Houston’s Northwest area. Located in Humble, Texas within half a mile to Bush Intercontinental Airport, the building will have easy access to Houston’s Eastex Freeway, Sam Houston Parkway […]

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