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The Design Track is tailored to provide in-depth education specifically for those designing and engineering tilt-up projects.


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Estimating Costs Associated with Architectural Finishes

September 17, 2021 from 10:00am to 11:00am Central Time

Hyatt Regency 4th Floor - Grand F-H

Bill Mueller

Amy Luchun, AIA, LEED AP

One of the most difficult aspects of employing architectural finishes on tilt-up jobs is accurately estimating the project. This session will explore a variety of factors to consider when estimating material and labor related to formliner, thin brick, and other high-end finishes.

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Partially Composite Insulated Walls Overview and General Behavior

September 17, 2021 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm Central Time

Hyatt Regency 4th Floor - Grand F-H

Marc Maguire, Ph.D.

An overview of partially composite insulated walls that covers general information regarding structural and envelope performance as well as overview of the testing program and generalized conclusions.

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Post-Tensioned Applications for Tilt-Up

September 17, 2021 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm Central Time

Hyatt Regency 4th Floor - Grand F-H

Jeffrey Brown, FAIA, FTCA

David Tomasula, PE, FTCA

More information coming soon.

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Tilt-Up Panel Temporary Bracing: Practices and Guidelines

September 17, 2021 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm Central Time

Hyatt Regency 4th Floor - Grand F-H

Dillon Engelland, EI

Travis Jennings, P.E.

As tilt-up becomes a more economical construction option for a variety of industries, it is important to discuss the temporary bracing of tilt-up panels as they continue to grow in size. This program will highlight the basics of temporary bracing and types of brace anchorage, showcase research an...

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Specifying Sustainable Concrete

September 18, 2021 from 7:00am to 8:00am Central Time

Hyatt Regency 4th Floor - Grand F-H

Donn C. Thompson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Concrete is used in nearly every structure we build today, including buildings, bridges, homes and infrastructure. With greater emphasis placed on sustainability, design professionals are faced with the challenge of meeting traditional design criteria with evolving criteria that support green bui...

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Tale of Two Boxes: Tilt-Up Case Studies from an Architect’s Perspective

September 18, 2021 from 9:30am to 10:30am Central Time

Hyatt Regency 4th Floor - Park View

Bart Shaw, FAIA

There are two recently completed Tilt-Up projects on Montgomery Avenue in Fort Worth Texas. They are separated by one city block and adjacent to a Museum District with a few of the most renown concrete structures in the country designed by architects Renzo Piano, Louis Khan, and Tadao Ando.

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Tackling the Affordable Housing Crisis with Tilt-up Construction

September 18, 2021 from 10:30am to 11:30am Central Time

Hyatt Regency 4th Floor - Park View

Len Overbeek

With the growing demand for affordable housing and the rising cost of building materials, see why tilt up can be a perfect fit. This presentation will be for those who are looking to diversify their market outside of the traditional tilt-up buildings, as we look at the use of tilt-up in multi res...

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Testing and Engineering Composite Insulated Walls

September 18, 2021 from 11:30am to 12:30pm Central Time

Hyatt Regency 4th Floor - Park View

Marc Maguire, Ph.D.

This presentation covers the testing and analysis of 23 total 41 ft long composite walls and solid wall panels . Walls were designed using typical loading and five different wythe connectors. An updated version of the slender-wall design method for partially composite insulated walls is presented.

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Partially Composite Insulated Walls Study - What do the Findings Mean for Me?

September 18, 2021 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm Central Time

Hyatt Regency 4th Floor - Grand F-H

Philip Kopf, PE, FTCA

Joseph J. Steinbicker, PE, SE, FTCA

Brad Nesset

Matt Saguibo

Andrew McPherson, FTCA

Jeffrey R. Needham, PE, SE, FTCA

Joel Foderberg

Inevitably, studies like the University of Nebraska’s composite panel research generate just as many questions as answers. Following Dr. Maguire’s presentations to the general community and engineering professionals, members of the committee and participating manufactures will hold a ...

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Track highlight

Since the early 1980s, insulated concrete sandwich panels have been utilized as a design and construction technique for tilt-up. These types of panels are comprised of an inner and outer wythe of concrete, separated by a layer of rigid foam insulation. Connectors are used to fasten the two wythes of concrete together. To date, the majority of the insulated panels have been designed using non-composite action, meaning that only one wythe of concrete was considered for the panel’s structural integrity. The widespread acceptance and adoption of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) has reinforced the insulating benefits of sandwich panel systems and motivated many in the tilt-up industry to take a closer look at ways to maximize performance and constructability by creating a standard for composite behavior of insulated systems. To that end, the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) has collaborated with the University of Nebraska’s Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction to conduct what is believed to be the largest, full-scale field testing of this type with the goal of developing a slender wall design methodology to predict composite behavior under combined axial and bending forces. Learn more >