Celebrating 50 Years

By: Ed Sauter, Executive Director Tilt-Up Concrete Association As TCA readies to mark the association’s 20-year anniversary, we would like to take this opportunity to celebrate one of our member’s accomplishments. Headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif., Prizio Construction has a significant milestone this year – they constructed their first Tilt-Up building 50 years ago. Since […]

Today’s Tilt-Up

By: Robert P. Foley, P.E. President, CON/STEEL Tilt-Up Systems Tilt-Up construction may still be the relative newcomer in the building industry, but the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) is already celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2006. Those of us who were involved in the industry back in 1986 can attest to how far Tilt-Up has come […]

Architecture Primer: How Understanding Basic Theory Creates Success

By: Alan Wilson, AIA, design principal at The Haskell Company In recent years, Tilt-Up professionals have begun to explore new innovations in design—so much so that this construction method, previously relegated to box-like warehouses, is now delving into the realm of architecture. But what makes a Tilt-Up project truly architectural? This is an area that […]

The History of TCA

By: Kimberly Kayler Constructive Communication, Inc. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA). Formed in 1986 by a small group of industry professionals who realized the need for an organization devoted to the interests of the Tilt-Up Concrete industry, the TCA has since grown to become an influential trade association […]

Keys to Converting Tilt-Up

By: Ed Sauter, Executive Director Tilt-Up Concrete Association  Adaptability is key to success in today’s design and construction industry, where having the wisdom to change direction often makes the difference in bringing a project in on time and under budget. One such change in direction that is becoming increasingly prevalent among new construction projects is the conversion of […]

TCA Elects New Board of Directors

TCA has announced the election of new board members and the slate of officers for the 2006 year. Laurence Smith, partner and director at J.W. Lindsay Enterprise, Ltd. (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia) was elected president of the TCA Board at it annual meeting on Jan. 19. Smith has been a member of the Tilt-Up construction industry […]

TCA Selects Recipients of 2006 Professional Achievement Awards

TCA has announced the recipients of five professional achievement awards presented at TCA’s annual meeting held on Thursday, Jan. 19, in conjunction with the World of Concrete. The awards recipients for 2006, selected by the Association’s Board of Directors after nomination by the general membership, are: Dave Kelly, vice president of engineering for Meadow Burke […]

Message From the President: TCA is Gearing Up for the Convention

Planning is almost complete for this year’s convention and I’m predicting it will be the best event ever as we celebrate our 20th anniversary! Last year’s event proved to be one of the most intense gatherings of industry experts and professionals that we have ever seen. To keep things fresh, we have some new seminar […]

Message From the Director: Market Transition

We are putting the final touches on Tilt-Up growth figures for the year 2005. It appears that Tilt-Up, as an industry, will surpass 1⁄4 billion square foot of wall and 3⁄4 billion square feet of building in the United States for the year ending December 31, 2005. While we have accurate numbers on the square […]

Needed: Training — Lack of Training Biggest Hindrance to Software Success

By: Randy Collins President of The Strategies Group In an industry crazed with training, certifications and continuing education, contractors often fall short with regard to internal processes, including software. Contracting firms may be good at allocating dollars to maintain professional licenses or keeping up with the latest OSHA requirements, but they often overlook the need to […]

Tilt-Up Soars in Denver

By: Wendy Ward, Constructive Communication, Inc. As more companies move their operations to Denver or open branch offices there, new facilities will need to be constructed. Additionally, the population growth will create a need for more educational facilities. Savvy Tilt-Up professionals in the region have seized this opportunity and actively promoted the method as the […]

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