Message From the President: Tilt-Up Architecture With A Capital ‘A’

In 2005, the TCA published the first edition of “The Architecture of Tilt-Up”. The title was carefully selected from many possible choices such as “Architectural Design in Tilt-Up”, “Tilt-Up Design”, and other variations involving the words style, architectural, aesthetics, and design. I learned many years ago in school that architects often make a distinction between […]

Theme of Annual Convention Set

TCA has announced the theme and date for its fourth annual convention, to be held Oct. 1-4 in Phoenix, Ariz. According to Ed Sauter, TCA Executive Director, “Highlighting Tilt-Up Achievement” was selected as the theme to showcase the most challenging Tilt-Up projects ever constructed. “Seminars and roundtable sessions will discuss the engineering and construction challenges faced […]

Message From the President: Making History

In the daily work of accomplishing our projects, we often don’t consider the long-term impact of our work or the legacy we will leave. Yet, it’s inevitable that the buildings we participate in creating leave a lasting impact upon both the environment in which they exist and the people who come in contact with them. […]

Message From the Director: The TCA Fall 2008 Convention — Rising to the Challenge

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association will hold its 4th Annual Convention this fall in Phoenix, Arizona. The theme for this year’s convention will be “Rising to the Challenge.” When you attend some of the seminars and view some of the highlighted buildings, you will understand. We have a great line-up. Both days will start with relevant […]

TCA Sponsors Several Events at World of Concrete

TCA is sponsoring several educational events at the 2008 World of Concrete. To be held in Las Vegas, Nev. from Jan. 21 to Jan. 25, this year’s World of Concrete stands to be one of the largest. With a mega marketplace that features more than 800,000 net square feet of exhibit space, the industry’s largest […]

Convention Wrap-Up

The 2007 Tilt-Up Convention, “Tilt- Up: It’s a System,” held in College Park, Maryland was an outstanding educational and networking event. As the TCA continues to grow, so does the size and importance of this annual event. Contractors, engineers, architects, marketers and managers spent the days in education sessions, focusing on Tilt-Up as a system […]

Message From the President: Tilt-Up Technology Complements Craftsmanship

Over the past 80 years, the technology of Tilt-Up construction has changed dramatically. Some of the first Tilt-Up construction, performed by Robert Aiken in the 1920s, involved casting entire walls on a tilt table with screw-jacks, and then tilting the walls into place by turning the jacks. Nowadays, Tilt- Up crews erect walls one panel at a […]

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 […]

Message From the Director: Looking Forward to Convention 2007 — Tilt-Up: It’s A System

The second TCA Annual Convention is in the books but before we move on to the third Annual Convention I want to thank all of you who made the 2006 event a success. Dana Scott (Scott Systems) and Jim MacKinnon (Saunders Construction) deserve special thanks. As the local volunteers, a lot of coordination, in particular the […]

TCA 2006 Convention Recap

By: Ben Saltzman, Tilt-Up Concrete Association The 2006 Tilt-Up Convention, “M.A.S.S. Appeal – Achieving New Heights,” held in Englewood, Colo., was an outstanding educational and networking event. As the Tilt-Up association continues to grow, so does the size and importance of this annual event. Contractors, engineers, architects, marketers and managers spent the days in education […]

2006 Tilt-Up Convention: Industry Leader Provides Insight Into Denver Market

By: Wendy Ward, Constructive Communication, Inc. The second annual TCA Convention is quickly approaching. The Convention will be held in Denver, Colo. – one of the country’s fast growing cities. Tilt-Up has flourished in recent years in the Denver area as innovative professionals have pursued a vast array of projects. In 2006, four projects from […]

Message From the President: TCA is Gearing Up for the Convention

Planning is almost complete for this year’s convention and I’m predicting it will be the best event ever as we celebrate our 20th anniversary! Last year’s event proved to be one of the most intense gatherings of industry experts and professionals that we have ever seen. To keep things fresh, we have some new seminar […]

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