Proactive Recruiting: Attracting Today’s Top Graduates Requires Plan of Action

By: Patrick McGuire, Corporate Recruiter Structural Group – The competition among A/E/C firms to attract today’s top graduates from engineering and construction science programs is fierce. A growing construction marketplace, plus fewer people entering the A/E/C industry, is fueling demand for candidates in these disciplines. Those who have combined technical degrees in civil engineering or construction management with […]

Thoughts from a LEED AP

Andrew S. McPherson is president of Seretta Construction in Orlando, Fla. and Charlotte, N.C. He is also a LEED AP certified professional. We’ve asked him to share his insights as well as some advice about LEED and sustainable design in the Tilt-Up concrete industry. McPherson can be reached at 407-290-9440 or TCA: What does […]

Project Profile: Bridging the Divide — Expanding the use of Tilt-Up for unique projects

By Ben Saltzman, Tilt-Up Concrete Association, When St. Louis University, a private Jesuit institution in St. Louis, Mo., decided to embark on the construction of a covered walkway connecting the South Medical/Research Campus to the brand new Doisey Research Center, they knew they wanted to make a statement. Inspired by his frequent trips to […]

Member Profile: TAS Commerical Concrete Construction

By: Wendy Ward Constructive Communication, Inc. In 1980, Mark Scully started a relatively small general contracting company in Houston with a team of 20 employees, now known as TAS Commercial Concrete Construction. Eventually, the company narrowed its services to concrete subcontracting, and expanded its market into Dallas. In 1995, TAS acquired American Concrete in […]

New Largest Spandrel Panel Tops TCA Top Ten List

By: Wendy Ward Constructive Communication, Inc. TCA has announced a new largest spandrel panel on the Top Ten list. The new titleholder is the 125-foot long spandrel panel for the NSA-8 Office and Hangar in Scottsdale, Ariz. “We’re quite excited to learn about this project,” said Jim Baty, technical director of the TCA. “Not […]

BIM and Tilt-Up: Working Together

By: Amy Numbers Constructive Communication, Inc. In today’s fast-paced and cost-driven construction environment, professionals in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry are constantly seeking techniques to increase project efficiency, decrease overall cost, improve the project delivery schedule, and generate the best product possible. One technology currently available to assist building professionals achieve these goals […]

Putting On A Beautiful Face: New-Generation Patching Compounds Help Meet The Demands of Fine Architecture

By: Michael Chusid, RA FCSI ACI and Steven H. Miller Tilt-Up has become an architecturally sophisticated form of construction, and finishing methods have matured with it. Few contractors still use the old-fashioned method of sand-and-cement sacking. Most have switched to specialized patching compounds. But when a new material is put into a craftsman’s hands, unexpected […]

International Design Competition & TCA/PCA Fire Storm Housing 2008 Announced

TCA has announced their 2008 international design competition: Fire Storm Housing 2008. Graduate and undergraduate students in the field of architecture are invited to present conceptual designs for firestorm-resistant housing located in the Santa Ana region of California using site-cast concrete Tilt-Up panels for their shell components. The competition, held in cooperation with the Portland […]

Theme of Annual Convention Set

TCA has announced the theme and date for its fourth annual convention, to be held Oct. 1-4 in Phoenix, Ariz. According to Ed Sauter, TCA Executive Director, “Highlighting Tilt-Up Achievement” was selected as the theme to showcase the most challenging Tilt-Up projects ever constructed. “Seminars and roundtable sessions will discuss the engineering and construction challenges faced […]

Message From the President: Making History

In the daily work of accomplishing our projects, we often don’t consider the long-term impact of our work or the legacy we will leave. Yet, it’s inevitable that the buildings we participate in creating leave a lasting impact upon both the environment in which they exist and the people who come in contact with them. […]

Message From the Director: The TCA Fall 2008 Convention — Rising to the Challenge

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association will hold its 4th Annual Convention this fall in Phoenix, Arizona. The theme for this year’s convention will be “Rising to the Challenge.” When you attend some of the seminars and view some of the highlighted buildings, you will understand. We have a great line-up. Both days will start with relevant […]

Message From the Director: Awards, Awards, Awards!

How long can the industry keep it up? I am referring to, of course, the amazing diversity and number of Tilt-Up projects submitted each year for the Achievement Awards program. One hundred and five projects were submitted this year in eleven categories. There weren’t any “Sibaya Casino” projects this year, but there was greater depth […]

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TILT-UP TODAY, a publication of the Tilt-Up Concrete Association, is THE source for Tilt-Up industry news, market intelligence, business strategies, technical solutions, product information, and other resources for professionals in the Tilt-Up industry. A subscription to TILT-UP TODAY is included in a TCA membership. Subscriptions for potential TCA members are also available. If you would like to receive a complimentary subscription to the publication, please contact the TCA.