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The 2018 Tilt-Up Convention and Expo is the premier gathering of the global tilt-up industry. As always, this year's event is designed to provide attendees with valuable education that can be applied directly to their next tilt-up job. Post-event surveys show 92% of attendees estimate they will save their company or clients at least $2,000 on their next project as a direct result of their attendance. 35% of respondents say they will save at least $5,000 and 17% say they will save more than $10,000 on their next project alone. Most importantly, well over 90% of attendees say they learned something at convention that will make their jobsite, or that of their client, safer. “If you do not learn something at Convention that will at least save you the cost of attendance on your next job, you were not listening!” - Laurence Smith, JW Lindsay

 

General Sessions DETAILS

Early Bird Roundtable: Bringing MARS Down to Earth! - Applying Technologies Used in the MARS Pavilion to Tilt

September 20, 2018 from 7:00am to 8:00am Central Time

Dallas Ballroom D3

Tim Manherz, FTCA

Luke Pinkerton

Don Greive, PE

Wake up early for a sneak peak of one of the most impressive demos that will be executed at this year’s event. Discover how CTS and Helix collaborated to apply the same technologies used to create Form Found Design's rebar-less MARS canopy, commissioned by Jeff Bezos, to make thinner til...

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Disaster Preparedness: Lessons Learned from 2017’s Catastrophic Hurricanes, Floods and Fires

September 20, 2018 from 9:00am to 10:00am Central Time

Dallas Ballroom BC

Shawn Hickey, FTCA

It’s fair to state that in 2017, Mother Nature delivered a wrath of extreme challenges for many of us, from extreme heat, record lows, and historical floods, to devastating winds, relentless mudslides and overwhelming fires. Planning for such disasters has become a necessity in most of o...

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A Practical and Reliable Means to Polished Concrete Walls

September 20, 2018 from 10:00am to 10:30am Central Time

Dallas Ballroom BC

Barclay Gebel, FTCA

Polished concrete is a beautiful, durable, low maintenance finish. Until lately it has been limited to horizontal surfaces. Past attempts at vertical applications have often failed to match the consistency and quality clients are used to in floors. Today, the tilt-up construction method is pro...

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Breaking into the School Market

September 20, 2018 from 10:30am to 11:30am Central Time

Dallas Ballroom BC

Shawn Hickey, FTCA

Why are school boards across Ontario Canada demanding site-cast tilt-up panels? Is it the project cost savings, construction timeline saving, continual energy and operations savings or a combination of them all? This presentation will walk through the design, procurement and construction aspec...

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What Happened to Work Ethic? Are the Kids Alright?

September 20, 2018 from 11:30am to 12:30pm Central Time

Dallas Ballroom BC

Amy Lynch

When things don’t go well with a particular employee or crew, we tend to say work ethic (or lack of it!) is to blame. But what does that really mean? In this interactive session, we will examine work ethic as we define it in the tilt-up industry and find ways to align company needs with ...

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Student Luncheon

September 20, 2018 from 11:30am to 12:30pm Central Time

Dallas Ballroom A3

James R. Baty, II, FACI, FTCA

Jereme Montgomery

Students from the Richardson Independent School District will join us for a lunch-talk on careers in construction and an introduction to tilt-up construction methodology.

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The EPD Movement – It’s Closer than you Think

September 20, 2018 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm Central Time

Dallas Ballroom BC

David R. Green

Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) provide environmental transparency of products and solutions and are gaining global acceptance for construction projects.

As the demand for EPD grows, their requirement for project bid packages will also increase. Is your organization prepared t...

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A New Generation of Tilt-Wall Icons

September 20, 2018 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm Central Time

Dallas Ballroom BC

Greg Papay

Looking for inspiration from modern technology and historical precedent, Lake|Flato Architects has designed some iconic structures with tilt-wall concrete. Lake|Flato Partner Greg Papay, FAIA will share their approach to using a common material in uncommon ways to create transformational projects...

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The Tilt-Wall System and Commodity Architecture

September 20, 2018 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm Central Time

Dallas Ballroom BC

Jeffrey Brown, FAIA, FTCA

Unlike contractors and developers in whose professions there is a very close alignment of the business and the ...

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Early Bird Roundtable: Donuts with David C. Whitlock, Esquire

September 21, 2018 from 7:00am to 8:00am Central Time

Dallas Ballroom D3

David C Whitlock

We all have them, questions we don’t want to know the answer to. Questions that if answered may mean more work for us or may mean we’re doing it wrong. Worse yet, the answer may suggest we're not in compliance with current laws and regulations. Maybe it’s your “friend&r...

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Heading to New Heights for E-Commerce

September 21, 2018 from 9:30am to 10:30am Central Time

Dallas Ballroom C

Jason M. Cooper, LEED AP

The growing e-commerce industry is creating a need for significantly larger warehouse spaces to house inventory, which means greater clear heights and a need for more cubic square footage. Warehouses have typically been measured by their base square footage, but now it is important to know how...

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Construction Fails – A Review of Conditions and Decisions Leading to Disastrous Accidents and Near Misses

September 21, 2018 from 11:30am to 12:30pm Central Time

Dallas Ballroom C

Barclay Gebel, FTCA

Without a doubt, construction can be a dangerous business. Even so, not many mishaps on construction sites are freak accidents; the vast majority are completely preventable. During this seminar, Barclay Gebel will lead a panel of tilt-up experts in a review of several recent construction fails...

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Now What? Managing the Aftermath of a Jobsite Accident

September 21, 2018 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm Central Time

Dallas Ballroom C

Robert J. Schindler

So, you’ve unfortunately had a jobsite accident, now what? Join Robert Schindler, safety director at Arch-Con Construction, as he breaks down the need for crisis management planning. Key elements including communication strategies, a plan for media interaction, cell phone and social medi...

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Unpacking the New TCA Bracing Guideline Version 18.1

September 21, 2018 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm Central Time

Dallas Ballroom A3

This presentation will discuss the significant changes the new TCA Guideline for Temporary Wind Bracing of Tilt-Up Concrete Panels During ...

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Roundtable: Tall Panels Bring Tall Challenges

September 21, 2018 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm Central Time

Dallas Ballroom C

Mike Wolstenholme

Estella Matemu

Trends of panels getting taller and heavier means the challenge to temporarily brace them safely becomes greater. Join the discussion on some of the best practices engineered and used in the field for different panel and project applications. We will discuss market data to identify and confirm...

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Track highlight

Attendees will get a behind the scenes look at the construction of the monumental polished tilt-up panels making up the Saint Louis Art Museum's new building.

The Saint Louis Art Museum, Located in Forest Park in Saint Louis, Missouri, is situated atop Art Hill overlooking the Grand Basin, the central gathering place for the 1904 World's Fair. Designed by renowned American architect Cass Gilbert, the Saint Louis Art Museum's original structure was the only building from the World’s Fair designed to be permanent. The 200,000 square foot addition, designed by London architect David Chipperfield, consists of large, clean expanses of glass and monumental planes of highly polished black concrete. The stark contrast created by the simplicity and darkness of the expansion keeps clean the reading of the original building and establishes a somewhat submissive attitude while sustaining its own sense of monumentality.

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