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Exploring Tilt-Up: Tracing the Evolution and Architectural Significance of a Construction Paradigm

December 14, 2023 from 9:30am to 11:00am Eastern Standard Time

Mitch Bloomquist

Tilt-up construction, renowned globally for its efficiency in building large-scale structures, boasts a rich history deeply embedded in serious architectural practice. This presentation delves into the method’s early adoption, explores the impacts of World War II, and showcases iconic early projects alongside masterpieces from the past 20 years. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of how tilt-up construction has evolved, capturing the interest of innovative minds in architecture. This session will provide an appreciation of tilt-up’s historical journey and recognition of its potential for creative architectural expression in contemporary design.


  • Learn the origin story of the tilt-up method of construction.
  • Familiarize one's self with the early-phase application of the tilt-up methodology on iconic architectural projects.
  • Understand the affects of World War II and accompanying technological advancements on the tilt-up industry.
  • Explore many new significant works of architecture employing tilt-up technology.

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