Retail Tilt-Up

By: Ed Sauter In the arena of retail construction, time and creativity are equally paramount. Failure to meet a proposed deadline simply is not an option. A delay in a store opening may result in missing a busy shopping season or the launch of a new product line. In addition, many retail construction contracts have […]

Going Green? Think Tilt-Up

By: Ed Sauter The past few years have proven that the green and sustainable design and construction movement is here to stay. Not only have owners shown increasing interest in reducing life-cycle costs of their facilities, but design and construction professionals have also improved green building practices to make it more cost-effective and efficient. Savvy […]

When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Turn to Professional Associations

By: Kim Douglas When the economy is in a slump, most of us look for ways to reduce spending, ruthlessly slashing every expenditure that doesn’t deliver direct bottom-line benefit. But sometimes well-intended cost-cutting can fall victim to the law of unintended consequences. Take professional organization membership, for example. You might think your annual dues, event […]

Expectations for Tilt-Up Construction

By: Liz Toohey, CVC Construction Corp. Building challenges arise on any project. Building a three-story Class A Tilt-Up adds to the challenges in many ways. For CVC Construction of Northern California, the challenges on its recent project in Folsom, California, were reduced by strategic thinking and planning. Curtis Weathersbee, Project Manager for CVC Construction, explains […]

Promoting Tilt-Up in a Non-Tilt-Up Market

by: Kimberly Corwin What does it take to get a new construction concept started? A farming background. I am a farmer’s daughter from the Midwest transplanted into East Greenwich, RI. I have been in the construction industry for over 20 years. For the last 5 years I have been on a mission to promote and grow Tilt-Up in a non […]

Thoughts from a LEED AP

Joe Piedimonte, a green building project manager and CFO of Castroville-based Ausonio Incorporated, is a LEED accredited professional with over 20 years experience in the construction and retail industries. His LEED accreditation is in New Construction as well as Existing Buildings. He coordinated LEED submittals for Ausonio on the Chartwell School Platinum LEED project. Piedimonte can […]

Message From the Director: Member Web Benefits

One of the most startling revelations arising from our strategic planning meeting, and the research performed leading up to it, was the fact that many members still do not realize all of the resources they can access as members of the TCA. No where is that more apparent than on the TCA website. Members may not […]

Creative Forming and Finishing of Tilt-Up Concrete

By: Ed Sauter Tilt-Up Concrete Association esauter@tilt-up.org For years, if you were to ask almost anyone in the construction industry, they would have told you that the terms “aesthetics” and “Tilt-Up construction” were mutually exclusive. Developed at the beginning of the 20th century, Tilt-Up (the construction method by which concrete panels are cast on site and […]

Message From the Director: The TCA — What Can We Do Better? Tell Us!!!!

Every so often – in particular when due notices go out – we get the question: “What have you done for me lately?” or “What are you doing to justify the cost of membership?” It’s a valid question and we constantly ask ourselves if we are providing value. Are our programs and efforts serving the […]

Employee Retention Requires Person-Centered Plan

By Shawn Abraham, Corporate Recruiter, Structural Group sabraham@structural.net Recently graduated from a top engineering program, Robert had a career on the rise within a large, international specialty-contracting firm. This bright young man successfully completed the company’s three-year project manager training program and had become one of their most reliable and promising employees. He was rewarded with […]

Message From the President: Worth the Price of Admission

Well this year’s convention has come and gone, and planning is well underway for next year. The theme is ‘TILT-UP: It’s a System!’ Sounds simple enough, and maybe it is. So why then are we compelled to focus an entire convention around this theme? Perhaps our customers don’t quite understand tilt-up or we need to […]

Tilt-Up Gets an A+ for Educational Facilities

By: Jenna Bellinksi, Constructive Communication Today’s educational facilities often serve as more than a place to teach future generations. They also act as a community meeting center, an icon of the community or even a shelter from a natural disaster. As such, new facilities are being built in record numbers to replace older buildings that […]

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