Resourcefulness

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group As a student at Washington University’s Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Design I was involved in a design-build studio where, over the course of one semester, we designed and constructed a public arts pavilion for Grand Center, an arts and entertainment district in Saint Louis, Missouri. […]

The Value of Wondering

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group As he reflected on his first days as Executive Director of the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) after taking the helm some twenty-three years ago, Ed Sauter talked about sitting at his desk, dreaming up things to do. “It was an open slate,” he said. “I’d walk in […]

Destroying the Box

WHETHER ARCHITECT, ENGINEER, CONTRACTOR OR DEVELOPER, HELP US DESTROY THE MYTH THAT TILT-UP IS ONLY FOR BOXES. The judging of the 2014 Tilt-Up Award winners is complete and the winners will be unveiled at the fall convention in San Jose. I have been a judge in this event since its inception, first as a TCA […]

What is the Value in Membership?

Why belong to a trade association?  What’s in it for me? These are questions often asked by potential members as their membership and participation in the Tilt-Up Concrete Association are solicited. This came to the forefront recently when a non-member firm asked why their name wasn’t mentioned in a feature article. Quite simply, if it […]

Optimism

We are emerging from the worst recession this country has experienced in my lifetime (I’m getting old but wasn’t around for the 1930’s) and construction is approaching levels not seen in at least 5 years.   Nearly everyone is optimistic about the future, although I would call it cautious optimism.   Operations were cut to the bare […]

A Can’t-Miss Event

The final pieces are coming together for the TCA Fall Convention, which will be held from September 30th through October 2nd in metropolitan Houston, Texas.  The energy, support, and ideas of the host committee promise to make this the best ever TCA Convention.  Houston is a booming market for Tilt-Up and the excitement that exists […]

TCA Expands its Efforts

By: Ed Sauter | Executive Director, Tilt-Up Concrete Association The economy may still be in the doldrums (although only until the second half of 2013 according to PCA chief economist Ed Sullivan), but TCA is moving forward with several broad initiatives.  The first is a major expansion in the distribution of the TCA magazine.  Beginning […]

A New Joint Venture

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association recently announced a new joint marketing venture with one of its industry allies, the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI), to market Tilt-Up construction in the 2-5 story building market.  CRSI has performed market research indicating that Tilt-Up has a large market potential for buildings of this size.  It includes office buildings, […]

World of Concrete – Around the Corner

Yes, its time to start thinking about the World of Concrete.  The annual show where you go to learn everything about the world’s most consumed material after water will be held from February 4-8, 2013 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  The TCA will be there again in its 24th year as a co-sponsor.  The […]

Brand Recognition

The TCA recently completed a Strategic Planning session in conjunction with its first ever Latin American Tilt-Up conference and spring board meeting.  While we are still digesting the information that was generated, there was one topic on which everyone was in unanimous agreement.  We need to do a much better job of brand recognition for […]

TCA AS AN INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION

The TCA has always been an International Association. With members in Australia, South Africa, Jordan, Dubai, New Zealand, Brazil, Columbia, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, the United States of America and Canada, our message is being spread globally. Our Tilt-Up Achievement Awards Program has seen submittals from across the globe as well and continues to expand […]

Convention 2011 – It’s a Wrap!

We have closed the books on another successful TCA Annual Convention.  While attendance wasn’t as good as it was in “pre-recession” days, it was better than it has been the previous two years as we staged our most exciting and ambitious event ever. Outdoor exhibitions and demonstrations were added back into the mix this year […]

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