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TCA Elects New Board of Directors: Doncaster President, Collins and Bell New Members

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) – a non-profit international organization that serves to expand and improve the use of Tilt-Up as the preferred building system – has announced the election of new board members and the slate of officers for the 2013 year.

Glenn Doncaster, President of Citadel Contractors, Inc. (Apex, N.C.) will continue to serve as president of the TCA Board of Directors. Doncaster specializes in taking projects intended for traditional masonry and transforming them using tilt-up technology. He has been a member of the construction industry for several decades and a TCA Board of Directors member since 2004.

Other officers serving the Board for 2013 are:

  • President-elect: Kimberly Corwin of A.H. Harris & Sons (Newington, Conn.)
  • Secretary: James Williams, P.E., C.E., S.E., AIA of ae urbia and J.M. Williams and Associates, Inc. (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Treasurer: Shane Miller of DIVCON, Inc. (Spokane Valley, Wash.)

Those re-elected are:

  • Barclay Gebel of Concrete Strategies, LLC (St. Louis, Mo.)
  • Shane Miller of DIVCON, Inc. (Spokane Valley, Wash.)

Those continuing service on the Board are:

  • Mike Denson of Innovative Brick Systems, LLC. (Broomfield, Colo.)
  • Frank Adames of Contratistas Civiles y Mecanicos (CCM) (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)
  • Mark Johnson, P.E., S.E.C.B of Johnson Structural Group (Boca Raton, Fla.)
  • Jeffrey Brown, AIA, of Powers Brown Architecture (Houston, Texas)
  • Andrew S. McPherson of Seretta Construction (Apopka, Fla.; Charlotte, N.C. or Austin, Texas)
  • Tom Stecker of Thermomass (Boone, Iowa)
  • Shannon D. Stucker of AML, Inc. (Floyds Knobs, Ind.)
  • James Williams, P.E., C.E., S.E., AIA of ae urbia and J.M. Williams and Associates, Inc. (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Ex-officio members of the Board from related associations are:
  • Lionel Lemay, Director of Applied Engineering for the National Ready Mix Concrete Association
  • Douglas Sordyl, Managing Director for Industry Affairs of the American Concrete Institute
  • Tony Johnson, Regional Manager for the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute
  • Larry Novak, Director of Engineered Buildings for the Portland Cement Association

Elected to three-year terms to the Board for the first time are:

  • Scott Collins, P.E., Chief Engineer for Meadow Burke, selected by the Global Associates Council
  • Matthew Bell, P.E., Structural/Field Engineer with LJB, Inc.’s Facilities Division (elected by the membership by mail ballot)

Collins has been a strong leader on the TCA’s technical committee for the past several years as well as a member of ACI 551 – Tilt-Up Concrete.  Most recently, he coauthored the TCA’s new bracing guidelines and he has contributed to multiple articles for TCA over the years. He was responsible for the lifting and bracing design of the Korean War Veterans Memorial that was dedicated at the 2010 TCA Convention in Kansas City. Collins is also serving on the 2014 TCA Convention (San Francisco) host committee.

“I’ve been on the receiving end of using the benefits from TCA practically my entire career, and I welcome the opportunity to serve on the board. Hopefully my background in lifting and bracing on the engineering side can bring a new perspective to the board,” said Collins.

Bell provides complete building shell design of low-rise commercial structures, including a specialty in the design of tilt-up construction. As lead field engineer supporting the LJB’s CON/STEEL Alliance, Bell is also responsible for training contractors in the means and methods of tilt-up construction. He facilitates both classroom training and on-site in-the-field training. Further, he is currently serving as the chairperson for the subcommittee overseeing the Tilt-Up Engineering Manual development. As chairperson, he is responsible for gaining consensus on the Table of Contents from the subcommittee members; managing the delivery of the Chapters from the co-authors; coordinating the review activities of the subcommittee; and communicating progress reports with the chairperson of the Technical Committee and with the TCA Board of Directors

“It is a great privilege to be selected for the TCA Board of Directors and to represent the tilt-up industry as a whole. I hope to bring a unique perspective to the board by utilizing my experience at LJB as a project manager, structural engineer and lead field engineer, supporting the CON/STEEL AllianceTM with hands-on tilt-up construction training,” said Bell.

TCA was founded in 1986 to improve the quality and acceptance of site-cast Tilt-Up construction, a method in which concrete wall panels are cast on-site and tilted into place.  Tilt-Up construction is one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S., combining the advantages of reasonable cost with low maintenance, durability, speed of construction and minimal capital investment. At least 10,000 buildings, enclosing more than 650 million square feet, are constructed each year using this construction method. For more information, visit or contact TCA at 319-895-6911.

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