• 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

May
19

Those Magnificent Tilted Walls

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group Text by Paul Coonrod, Stream Images by Raheel Photography and Mark Johnson THE ADVANTAGES OF TILT-UP CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION FROM A DEVELOPER’S POINT OF VIEW Over the last year, a couple of guys in our office gave me the best compliment I’ve ever received. They gave me the nickname, Tilt Wall […]

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May
6

TCA Company Certification Recognizes and Improves Business Practices

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) Company Certification program is entering its third year of existence and 8 companies have already been approved from the state of Washington to Nova Scotia, Canada and from Texas to Florida. Applicants have commented that the process was more rigorous and detailed […]

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May
4

Winter Tilt-Up in the Second City

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group Text by Mitch Bloomquist Images by Matthew McFarland, M Studio West ST. MARK COPTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH OF CHICAGO BROKE GROUND ON THEIR BUILDING EXPANSION PROJECT IN DECEMBER OF 2014, RIGHT AT THE BEGINNING OF WINTER IN THE HEART OF THE MIDWEST. THEY CHOSE TO BUILD WITH TILT-UP […]

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Apr
24

TCA Conducting Tilt-Up Market Analysis

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) is conducting research on tilt-up industry market trends and developments in the U.S. and Canada. From 1995 through 2008 the TCA tracked the volume of tilt-up in the United States and Canada. The industry grew from 332.5 million square feet of tilt-up construction in 1995 to 790.1 million square feet […]

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Apr
10

World’s Largest Tilt-Up Building Under Construction In Houston, Texas

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group Daikin Industries, Ltd., the leading global manufacturer in heating, cooling and refrigerant products, is expanding its Goodman operations in the United States by constructing a new state-of-the-art business campus outside of Houston, Texas. The new $417-million campus, designed by Powers Brown Architecture (architect) and LJB Inc. (engineer), […]

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Apr
6

Tilt-Up Concrete Association Announces Education Partners For Fall Convention

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) announces Stevens Institute of Technology, Alston Construction Company, Inc and World of Concrete as education partners for the 2015 Annual Convention in New Brunswick, N.J on Sept. 29 – Oct. 1. Each year, the TCA holds an Annual Convention in a different […]

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Member News

Sep
25

Dayton Superior Announces Acquisition of Tilt-Werks®

Dayton Superior Corporation has purchased Tilt- Werks®, a fully-integrated, web-based technology developed by Tilt-Up Design Systems LLC. Tilt-Werks® is a sophisticated design and detail technology used by architects, structural engineers, contractors, and other professionals to create tilt-up buildings and construction packages, including the Building Information Modeling (BIM) data. Utilizing Tilt-Werks®, building geometry and engineering data […]

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Sep
15

Meadow Burke acquires Thermomass

Meadow Burke, North America’s foremost concrete accessories supplier, announced today that the company acquired Thermomass, the industry leader in concrete insulation systems. “In addition to strengthening Meadow Burke’s product offering for manufacturers of sandwich wall panels, Thermomass will serve as a platform for future growth in composite connection systems,” said Jan Olsen, President of Meadow Burke. […]

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Aug
28

LJB Inc. Opens Houston, Texas Office

On September 2, LJB will open a regional office near Houston, Texas, to better serve its expanding client base in the Gulf Coast and Texas Triangle regions. Known throughout the tilt-up industry for its CON/STEEL Building Program, LJB has been providing tilt-up design and consulting expertise throughout North America and beyond for decades.  Until now, […]

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Aug
28

Big-D Named TCA Certified Architectural Tilt-Up Company

Big-D Construction recently earned the designation of Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) Certified Architectural Tilt-Up Company. Big-D, who has been a member of TCA since 1996, is one of only six companies in the entire nation to hold this designation. “This is a rigorous standard, which draws on the experience and dedication of [the] company to quality, […]

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Jul
28

Vexcon Chemicals Announces Stain Protection and Enhancement for Densified /Hardened and Polished Concrete

Vexcon Chemicals is an industry leader providing innovative product solutions through the development of advance chemical technologies designed to meet today’s construction demands. We are pleased to announce Vexcon’s StarSeal PS Ultra Guard SPE. StarSeal PS Ultra Guard SPE is a water base stabilized penetrating and film forming curing polymer that provides durable long lasting stain protection and […]

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Jul
24

Kimberly Corwin Promoted to Chief Executive Officer of A.H. HARRIS

Bob Parsons, Chairman of A.H. Harris & Sons, Inc., announced the promotion of Kimberly Corwin, President & Chief Operating Officer to President & Chief Executive Officer. Kimberly Corwin has more than 25 years in the concrete construction industry. She began her career in Iowa at Composite Technologies Corporation.  She joined Hughes Supply in Florida in […]

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