TCA Safety Corner: OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety Course Now Mandatory in Seven States

Seven states now have laws on the books that require construction workers to complete the OSHA 10- hour construction safety training course before they can work on certain construction projects. The states with an OSHA law already in effect are Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New York, and most recently, Missouri. The state of Nevada OSHA […]

TCA Safety Corner: Lighting Safety

By: Michael Warning With summer comes the scare of storms, though storms can occur at any time of year. Last January, of all months, a woman was injured when lightning struck a tree and she was hit by a piece of wood. This, as well as an incident where two tower cranes were hit by […]

Tilt-Up Solution for Florida Electronics Company

By: Richard McPherson, P.E. A new office building for Florida electronics company, Jabil, was constructed using precast concrete panels via Tilt-Up methods. Due to panel width, off-site precast wall panels were not an option, so site-cast (Tilt-Up) was selected as a load-bearing component of the structural system. This presented numerous challenges since the proposed building […]

Safety Awards for the Tilt-Up Industry

The winners of the 2008 Alphonse Engelman Safety Awards for the Tilt-Up Industry have been announced, and will be presented at TCA’s Annual Meeting, held in conjunction with the World of Concrete Feb. 5 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Alphonse Engelman Safety Award honors past president, board member and strong supporter of the Tilt-Up industry, […]

TCA Announces Two Speakers for Annual Convention

TCA has announced two speakers for its fourth annual Convention to be held Oct. 1-4 in Phoenix, Ariz. Julie Buffenbarger, LEED AP, will be speaking on sustainability. An engineering and architectural sales specialist for Lafarge Cement, Buffenbarger will discuss how the practice of sustainable design involves the careful selection of building materials, design details and […]

International Design Competition & TCA/PCA Fire Storm Housing 2008 Announced

TCA has announced their 2008 international design competition: Fire Storm Housing 2008. Graduate and undergraduate students in the field of architecture are invited to present conceptual designs for firestorm-resistant housing located in the Santa Ana region of California using site-cast concrete Tilt-Up panels for their shell components. The competition, held in cooperation with the Portland […]

Tilt-Up Safety — Inherent When Planned

By Jim Baty, Tilt-Up Concrete Association There is a buzz in the construction industry that is growing at an annual rate of 14-18 percent per year. Growing perilously close to a billion square feet of enclosed building area per year, the Tilt-Up industry offers a great deal of excitement to all that are realizing the […]

TCA Announces Winners of International Design Competition: TCA/PCA Storm Housing 2007

By: Amy Numbers, Constructive Communication, Inc. The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) has announced the winners of “TCA/PCA Storm Housing 2007,” an international design competition. Students in the field of architecture, currently in graduate or undergraduate programs, were invited to present conceptual designs for a storm-resistant housing complex located along the Gulf Coast using site cast […]

Tilt-Up Supervisor Training Is Six Years Old

By: Ed Sauter, Tilt-Up Concrete Association Enjoying phenomenal growth and expansion into new areas and building types, the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) recognized the necessity of a pool of qualified supervisors available to serve the needs of the industry. As such, the Tilt-Up Certification program was developed so that owners, designers and general contractors could have […]

Shakey Ground

By: Clare Martin Constructive Communication, Inc. cmartin@constructivecommunication.com As Tilt-Up construction continues to grow in popularity around the country, it’s only natural that the impact made by changes to design standards be balanced by general economics and constructability concerns. This is clearly evident with the issue of the design for high seismic regions. The evolution of regions considered high […]

Tilt-Up Repairs and Connections: Your Guide to Repair of Common Field Challenges

By: Jim Baty, Technical Director of the Tilt-Up Concrete Association and Jim Ness, P.E., Monroe & Newell Engineers, Inc. jness@monroe-newell.com. “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail” is certainly an appropriate mantra for site-cast Tilt-Up construction. While Tilt-Up is known for its streamlined efficiencies and use of non-skilled labor, the investment of time […]

Safety Important to the Growing Tilt-Up Industry

By: Jim Baty, Tilt-Up Concrete Association. He can be reached at jbaty@tilt-up.org. Tilt-Up construction continues to lead in growth as a wide-spread building solution due to its advantages of efficiency, economy and effectiveness. In fact, Tilt-Up construction has grown at an annual volume of more than a quarter billion square feet of wall, outperforming the general building […]

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