TCA Announces Top 10 List for Most Recycled Concrete Content

By: Kimberly Kayler, Constructive Communication, Inc. TCA is inviting project submissions to be considered for a new Top 10 list highlighting the “Most Recycled Concrete Content” on a project. The list, which already has one entry, was initiated in response to the market’s interest in sustainable solutions. “The use of Tilt-Up concrete goes a long […]

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 […]

Architecture Firm Profiles

The growth that the Tilt-Up industry has enjoyed in recent years for involvement in high end public and private projects is in no small way generated by the acceptance by architects around the globe. The palette that has opened to these firms through experience and broad industry examples continues to push interest higher. Now that […]

Message From the Director: Part 2 — ‘Top 10’ Tilt-Up Projects

In the previous edition of Tilt-Up Today I presented the first half of my Top 10 buildings list along with my reasoning for their inclusion. I didn’t receive much feedback or challenges so I’m going to plunge forward and expand my list. Alan Wilson and I presented our top projects as the intro to the […]

TCA Announces Winner of International Design Competition — ‘TCA/PCA Fire Storm Housing 2008’

By: Wendy Ward, Constructive Communication, Inc. 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 construction method – has announced the winners of “TCA/PCA Fire Storm Housing 2008,” an international design competition. Students in the field of architecture, currently in graduate […]

Putting On A Beautiful Face: New-Generation Patching Compounds Help Meet The Demands of Fine Architecture

By: Michael Chusid, RA FCSI ACI and Steven H. Miller Tilt-Up has become an architecturally sophisticated form of construction, and finishing methods have matured with it. Few contractors still use the old-fashioned method of sand-and-cement sacking. Most have switched to specialized patching compounds. But when a new material is put into a craftsman’s hands, unexpected […]

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. […]

Evolution: TCA Announces Winners of International Competition

Evolution—it is the mark that identifies quality in professionals and it is the evidence that substantiates building technology. The process of evolution can be so dramatic at times that observation leaves you with the sense of “what more can be done?” Professionals in the Tilt-Up industry have once again risen to the challenge. Tilt-Up form […]

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 […]

Moving Up — Tilt-Up Success in Multi-Story Construction

By: Wendy Ward Constructive Communication, Inc. wward@constructivecommunication.com Known for expedient construction time and long-term durability, site cast Tilt-Up construction structures offer a variety of architectural finishes and lower maintenance, both of which are important attributes to any building owner. With exceptional performance as its goal, it’s no wonder why Tilt-Up construction has an annual growth […]

Going Up, Up, Up: The Contest for the Tallest Panels Continues

By: Wendy Ward, Constructive Communication, Inc. wward@constructivecommunication.com Sometimes bigger truly is better, as evidenced by the number of recent changes on the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) Top Ten list. Not only are the projects on the list getting taller, but some of the recent additions are unique in that Tilt-Up was considered the only way […]

The Application of Tilt-Up Construction to Public School Buildings in the Leander Independent School District

By: D. Gary Pickett, P.E., Pickett, Kelm & Associates, Inc. gpickett@pkainc.com. In recent years, particularly in central Texas, Tilt-Up wall construction has gained momentum in public school construction. Case in point is the Leander Independent School District, located northwest of Austin and in the southwest corner of Williamson County. The district has become an innovative […]

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