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The 2022 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

 

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New Technology Protects Walls and Allows Safe Carbon Uptake

October 5, 2022 from 7:00am to 8:00am Mountain Time

Colorado Convention Center - Mile High 4B

Mark Chew

Introducing the PAVIX & YUFIX technology that protects tilt structures from water, freeze/thaw, chloride intrusion, and all other environmental contamination. This technology is continuously active, using moisture to its advantage rather than fighting it. Because of the continuous activity, y...

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Better Together: Creating Connectivity in a Divided World [KEYNOTE]

October 5, 2022 from 9:00am to 10:00pm Mountain Time

Colorado Convention Center - Mile High 1

Shae Birkey, MS, CSP

As humans, it’s in our nature to be connected to others who share a common purpose. How we live and work together is a critical link between leaders and employees, departments of an organization and members of cross-functional teams as they strive to create safe work cultures. The pandemic ...

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PWM Market Outlook

October 5, 2022 from 10:00am to 11:00am Mountain Time

Colorado Convention Center - Mile High 1

Joseph D. Altic, CFP, MBA

In today’s 24/7 new cycle, it is nearly impossible to escape the warnings of higher inflation, speculation regarding “What will the Fed do next?”, and endless “experts” throwing out the latest and greatest “Portfolio moves to make!” In today’s sessi...

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Achieving Net Zero Energy with Tilt Wall

October 5, 2022 from 11:00am to 12:00pm Mountain Time

Colorado Convention Center - Mile High 1

Jesse Hunt

We’ve moved on from a time when small consumer decisions like using compostable straws could be considered an adequate response to address climate concerns. The stakes are high and the market is responding. In the wake of the pandemic, there is now unprecedented pressure on businesses acros...

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Tips and Methods to Building Tilt-Up Sandwich Panels

October 5, 2022 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm Mountain Time

Colorado Convention Center - Mile High 1

Len Overbeek

With the increased demand for energy-efficient buildings comes the need for insulated tilt-up sandwich panels. This seminar aims to increase familiarity with the most advanced insulated tilt-up sandwich panels on the market and the methods used to construct them. As insulated panels come with dif...

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Why is Slump Mandated in Project Specifications?

October 5, 2022 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm Mountain Time

Colorado Convention Center - Mile High 1

Brian Carson

With the advances in concrete technology over the last 50 years, why is slump still being mandated in project specifications? This presentation will begin by covering the history of the slump test and the development of the water/cement ratio. Then we will discuss the advent of water-reducing adm...

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Building Psychological Safety to Address Mental Health

October 5, 2022 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm Mountain Time

Colorado Convention Center - Mile High 1

Dan Lester, MCA

After two years, the stresses of a global pandemic have compounded the existing mental health challenges in the construction industry.  According to the CDC, construction has the highest suicide rate of all industries in the United States.  Construction owners are positioned to increase...

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Tilt-Up in Mexico: Challenges and Opportunities

October 6, 2022 from 7:00am to 8:00am Mountain Time

Colorado Convention Center - Mile High 4B

Jorge Figueroa Silva, Civil Engineer - ITESM

This talk is intended to introduce attendees to the tilt-up market in Mexico. Over the years, construction in Mexico has been influenced by the processes and technological advances that occur in North America, with a lag of about 5 to 10 years. Tilt-up is no exception, and the use of this constru...

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Overcoming Challenging Field Conditions

October 6, 2022 from 9:30am to 10:30am Mountain Time

Colorado Convention Center - Mile High 1

Michael LeMark

Matt Rogers

Challenging conditions for tilt-up projects can be managed efficiently and effectively with proper planning. Whether the issues are related to site configuration, size, the specification of a unique concrete mix, or extreme weather, there exist solutions you should be aware of. This seminar will ...

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Structural Engineering Challenges While Designing Tilt-Up Structures

October 6, 2022 from 9:30am to 10:30am Mountain Time

Colorado Convention Center - Mile High 4EF

John W Lawson, PE, SE

Michael D. Thompson, P.E., S.E.

This seminar will speak to of the challenges of structural design in tilt ups. Joining me in this presentation will include John Lawson, S.E. Together we will share project examples with specific projects to discuss special considerations during the design process. In detail, we will talk abou...

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The Evolution of Bondbreaker: History, Best Practices, and Troubleshooting

October 6, 2022 from 10:30am to 11:30am Mountain Time

Colorado Convention Center - Mile High 1

Derick Rainey

This presentation will discuss the origins of tilt-up bondbreaker and its evolution over the years to the products we use today. The discussion will also cover proper application techniques, troubleshooting potential issues, and ways to maximize efficiency and profitability.

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Creepy Things in Panel Design

October 6, 2022 from 10:30am to 11:30am Mountain Time

Colorado Convention Center - Mile High 4EF

Karen S. Hand, PE

Needham DBS was called to investigate cracks on a building after years of issues. The building had a history of failed panel to slab connections and significant bowing in the panels. At the onset of the investigation, the mindset was that either the interior slab was moving, or the exterior pavin...

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Design of Partially Composite Insulated Walls

October 6, 2022 from 11:30am to 12:30pm Mountain Time

Colorado Convention Center - Mile High 4EF

Marc Maguire, PhD

This seminar will help an unfamiliar engineer understand the process of designing tilt-up partially composite insulated wall panels. Partially composite panels can be more flexible than their solid counterparts making a prediction of second-order effects even more important. Design methods that ...

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Lift Day - Time, Money and Life-Saving Tips and Tricks

October 6, 2022 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm Mountain Time

Colorado Convention Center - Mile High 1

Barclay Gebel, FTCA

We all know that the big day on a tilt-up job is the day that panel lifting commences. It is also one of the most critical events in time where all safety practices and procedures are adhered to in order to assure everyone's well being, and to provide the customer with the confidence in you, as w...

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A Parametric Study of the New Diaphragm Design Force Methods

October 6, 2022 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm Mountain Time

Colorado Convention Center - Mile High 4EF

John W Lawson, PE, SE

Since its introduction into U.S. building codes and standards, a single generally-accepted method has existed for determining seismic design forces on roof diaphragms. Recently, an alternate procedure was introduced in ASCE 7-16, and then an additional alternate procedure was introduced in ASCE 7...

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Safety Success through Proper Communication

October 6, 2022 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm Mountain Time

Colorado Convention Center - Mile High 1

Lan Moody

This talk centers around the success Martin Concrete Construction has had with a bottom-up approach to safety culture. Specifically, this talk will discuss the benefits of hiring bilingual staff and how that practice has enhanced culture and communication. Additionally, we will review safety prog...

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Tilt-Up Panel Base-of-Wall Connection Primer

October 6, 2022 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm Mountain Time

Colorado Convention Center - Mile High 4EF

Omar Sheikh, PE, SE

Reinforced concrete tilt-up panels resist lateral forces, such as seismic and wind, via out-of-plane and in-plane stiffnesses of the panel. A critical junction of the lateral force load path is at the base-of-wall connection (BOWC) to the foundation elements.

To maintain stability of ...

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Obstacles Facing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

October 6, 2022 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm Mountain Time

Colorado Convention Center - Mile High 1

Chelsea Serrano-Piche

Michael Frew, AIA, NCARB

Travis Jennings

This panel discussion, led by TCA’s Tilt-Up Industry Leaders of Tomorrow (TILT), will explore how tomorrow’s leaders approach the daily challenges they face in and out of the workplace. Through specific examples and personal experiences, TILT panelists will help the audience better un...

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Better Materials, Better Designs, Better Ways to Build with Concrete

October 6, 2022 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm Mountain Time

Colorado Convention Center - Mile High 4EF

Luke Pinkerton

Design and construction professionals face significant challenges driven by increasing customer demands, rapidly changing material costs, strained supply chains, and the loss of workers going into trades. However, a more urgent issue is that climate change is a real and growing concern. Given t...

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Track highlight

The 60,000-ft2 Wilkinson Avenue multi-tenant warehouse building located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, is part of the Canada Green Building Council’s Zero Carbon Buildings Pilot Project. The building combines energy efficiency and renewable energy generation to achieve net-zero energy. Otherwise said, on an annual basis, the building generates as much energy as it consumes. Because of this, the project will diligently chip away at its total carbon accounting over time, continuously reducing its overall carbon footprint. The cost of this noble achievement was far less than most think, which is good because the proposition of doing more than the minimum to combat climate change is being considered more broadly and deeply than ever before.