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The Tilt-Up Convention and Expo is the premiere event for the tilt-up concrete industry. Each year, the event brings together contractors, architects, engineers, developers, suppliers, manufactures and students interested in tilt-up construction for three days of education, networking, demos, tours, awards, entertainment, certification and much more. St. Louis, Missouri will be the host city in 2020. Save the date and check back here for additional information often.
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October 8-10, 2020

Day 1 - Tours, Opening Reception + Demo
Day 2 - General Education, Awards Gala
Day 3 - Design and Construction Track, Intl. Recep., Tours

Hyatt Regency at The Arch
315 Chestnut St
Saint Louis, Missouri 63102-1813
United States

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Presenting Sponsor
Concrete Strategies, Inc. Certified Contractor Sustaining
Meadow Burke Sustaining
White Cap
Platinum Host
Alper Audi, Inc.
Vee-Jay Cement Contracting Co., Inc.
Construction Track
Construction Materials Sustaining
Iconx LLC Sustaining
Seretta Construction, Inc. Certified Contractor
Design Track
Dayton Superior Corporation Sustaining
Needham DBS Sustaining
Tilt-Up Awards Gala
Fenix Construction Company
Nox-Crete, Inc. Sustaining
Outdoor Demo
White Cap
Tilt-Up 101
White Cap
Education Partner
Innovative Structural Solutions

- Certified company     - Sustaining member


The powerful rivers flowing through Missouri are connected to many aspects of the state’s history. Its title as the "Show Me State," however, likely has origins elsewhere. Many conjecture that this memorable title came from Rep. Willard D. Vandiver's words in 1899, when he said, “Frothy eloquence neither convinces nor satisfies me. I'm from Missouri. You've got to show me.

Perhaps it was with a similar predilection for common sense that, just four years after Vandiver made the above remark, Thomas Edison touted tilt-up construction as a system that eliminates the costly, cumbersome practice of erecting two wooden walls to get one concrete wall.

Throughout the history of this great method of construction, there have been pioneers who have broken new ground and reached new heights. They have laid the groundwork for those to follow and have satisfied all who would say, “show me.” It was Colonel Robert H. Aiken who pioneered the method for military purposes, Thomas Edison who engaged it as an invention, and Irving Gill who presented it as architecture. You need look no further than to the recipients of the TCA's Murray Parker Memorial Award to see that this pioneering spirit has continued, propelling the industry's monumental expansion.

President Thomas Jefferson, in a very real way, sent Lewis and Clark on their travels through the unmapped region of the Louisiana Purchase in this spirit of "show me." With this in mind, we will gather in 2020 under the majestic Gateway Arch near the starting point of Lewis and Clark's 8,000-mile journey westward and back to celebrate the tilt-up industry pioneers who got us here, hear from the pioneers that are taking us somewhere new, and show the world what we are capable of today.

Convention Host Committee - St. Louis

You will be inspired by the passion of the STL design and construction community. It is absolutely second to none. The STL Host Committee is led by TCA's current Vice-President and inaugural winner of TCA's Contractor of the Year Award, Barclay Gebel, FTCA. The mission of this committee is to ensure the event is relevant to THIS market and THIS region. Additionally, this committee is charged with discovering, documenting and connecting the existing network of the region.


Sarah M. Green - Clayco (Member)

Tasha Turnbough - Clayco (Member)

Barclay Gebel - Concrete Strategies, Inc. (Chair)

Pat Moriarity - Concrete Strategies, Inc. (Member)

Amy Luchun - Lamar Johnson Collaborative (Member)

David Tomasula - LJB Inc. (Member)

Larry Valenza - M+H Architects (Member)

Mitch Bloomquist - Tilt-Up Concrete Association (Executive Director)

Marko Borovic - Vee-Jay Cement Contracting Co., Inc. (Member)

Gary Joe Hayden - White Cap (Member)


Certified company - Certified company    Sustaining member - Sustaining member    Event sponsor - Event sponsor

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Exhibition and Sponsorship Opportunities

Looking to associate your brand with the industry premier event and reach thousands of tilt-up professionals in the process? A wide variety of sponsorship opportunities are available for this event.

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Situated at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, St. Louis is known for its baseball, beer and the Gateway Arch. It was already a 40-year-old river town when Thomas Jefferson signed the Louisiana Purchase and it’s where explorers Lewis and Clark began their westward trip in 1804. It was during the 1904 World’s Fair, held in the city's Forrest Park neighborhood, the world first saw electric plugs, the X-ray machine, and the ice cream cone. The same year, St. Louis was the first U.S. city, and only the third in the world, to host the modern Olympics. Today, St. Louis boasts a metropolitan GDP of more than $160 billion and is home to nine of the ten Fortune 500 companies based in Missouri.

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Hyatt Regency at The Arch

Overlooking the iconic Gateway Arch, Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch is home base for the 2020 Tilt-Up Convention and Expo. Attendees will admire views of the iconic Gateway Arch from stylish rooms, meet in newly remolded ballrooms and enjoy several onsite restaurants including RED Kitchen, Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Brewhouse Historical Sports Bar.

Getting there

Centrally located in America’s heartland, St. Louis is an easy drive or quick flight away. St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) sits just minutes from downtown with convenient access to interstates and the MetroLink light rail system. On average there are 250 daily departures from St. Louis to 70 non-stop destinations. Thirteen airlines, along with their affiliates and charter companies, offer service to/from St. Louis.