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 […]

TCA Announces Alphonse Engelman Safety Awards for Tilt-Up Industry

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) has announced the winners of the industry’s second annual safety awards. This year’s awards were renamed the Alphonse Engelman Safety Awards to honor a past president, board member and strong supporter of the Tilt-Up industry. Engelman helped introduce this award competition and the TCA wanted to honor his contributions and dedication to […]

Message From the President: Looking Back, Moving Forward

As the last days of 2007 (and my term as TCA president) come to a close, it is the perfect time to reflect on accomplishments of the past year while making resolutions for 2008. In this issue of Tilt-Up TODAY, you will find articles that highlight TCA’s successes in 2007. First, in an effort to reach […]

Considerations When Designing and Building A Tilt-Up Project

By: Jim MacKinnon, Saunders Construction Inc. Despite my years of experience working as preconstruction manager on numerous Tilt-Up projects ranging from office buildings to warehouses and schools, I am still amazed how often Tilt-Up is mislabeled an “option” over another product or skin type. To compare building construction to automotive manufacturing, I view Tilt-Up as the […]

Creating Effective Project Sheets

By: Wendy Ward, Constructive Communication, Inc. How many times have you scheduled a meeting with a potential client or business partner and realized that you don’t have any materials that show the recent great projects that you have completed? This scenario leads to a scramble to assemble photos and facts about the project. All the […]

Thoughts from a LEED AP

Mukhtar Giader, P.E., S.E. is a manager in the structural engineering department at Opus Architects & Engineers in Minnetonka, Minn. He is also a LEED AP certified professional. We’ve asked him to share his and his colleague’s insights as well as some advice about LEED and sustainable design in the Tilt-Up concrete industry. Giader can be reached […]

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 […]

Tilt-Up Provides Building Solutions for Today’s Churches

By: Jim Baty Tilt-Up Construction Association jbaty@tilt-up.org Today’s congregations face many of the same building challenges homeowners and businesses face – rising cost and availability of land, increasing construction costs, and high maintenance costs. To counter these obstacles, it is essential to select a construction method for new facilities that is both cost-effective during construction […]

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 […]

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 […]

Thoughts From a LEED AP

As the Preconstruction Manager of American Constructors, L.P., a general contractor/construction management firm located in Austin, Texas that provides full construction services, Brian Haulotte is a LEED AP certified professional. We’ve asked him to share his insights as well as some advice about LEED and sustainable design in the Tilt-Up concrete industry. TCA: What does […]

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 […]

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