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Contractor Introduces NJ Students To Design-Build Tilt Wall Construction Process

Stevens Institute of Technology Students

Students from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ spent a Saturday with two construction experts learning the basics and benefits of tilt-up construction. Bob Murray, Vice President and General Manager at Alston Construction and Gary Pascoe, Eastern Manager of Thermomass provided an introduction to the concept of Design-Build Tilt Wall construction to a master’s level construction management class at the school.

The brainchild of Professor Ellyn A. Lester Assoc. AIA, the construction lecture series provides the students an opportunity to gain a realistic perspective on the theories being taught in the classroom. The tilt wall lecture is the first in a series of events planned with the students at Stevens Institute. During the lecture, the students got to see the tilt-up construction method utilized on a project from design inception to full buildout and completion. Alston VP/General Manager Bob Murray provided hands-on experience for the students, allowing them access to work through the different phases of a real project. “We are providing each of them the design and construction documents utilized on a real Alston project,” said Murray. “The students will have the opportunity to see what goes into the planning and logistics, as well as how a schedule is built and executed.” While the focus is tilt-up construction, the students will also learn how a project is built from the foundation to roofing system.

In September 2015, students from Stevens Institute will be involved in the 2015 Tilt Up Concrete Association annual meeting in New Brunswick, NJ. While attending the event, the students will participate in a community service project commemorating Hurricane Sandy heroes and victims, outdoor demonstrations and education seminars. They will have the opportunity to network with key players in the industry.

Alston Construction has completed projects ranging from $250,000 to more than $100 million. With offices in 11 markets throughout the U.S, Alston provides its clients with the most qualified staff resources, utilizing state of the art design-build delivery processes and systems. To learn more visit

Thermomass manufactures a full line of concrete insulation systems for use in plant precast, tilt-up, and cast-in-place projects. With 35 years of experience, Thermomass is the industry leader in concrete sandwich wall technology and their products are recognized for their energy-efficiency, durability and performance. For more information about Thermomass call (800) 232-1748 or visit

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