TCA Safety Corner: Lighting Safety

By: Michael Warning With summer comes the scare of storms, though storms can occur at any time of year. Last January, of all months, a woman was injured when lightning struck a tree and she was hit by a piece of wood. This, as well as an incident where two tower cranes were hit by […]

Marketing in a Down Economy

By: Brian Gallagher As the economy continues its slow recovery, businesses in the construction industry face dynamic challenges. However, while many tighten their belts and cut their expenditures, in challenging economic times and competitive conditions, marketing is more important than ever. While dollars may be tight, studies show that a consistent presence in the market-place now […]

Thoughts from a LEED AP

Jim Cohen, VP of SBLM Architects PC, is a LEED accredited Architect with more than 20 years experience in commercial, retail and public sector work. SBLM Architects, PC is a 100+ person architectural firm with offices in New York, Miami and Dublin and is currently working on LEED certification for a number of stand-alone projects […]

Tilt-Up Solution for Florida Electronics Company

By: Richard McPherson, P.E. A new office building for Florida electronics company, Jabil, was constructed using precast concrete panels via Tilt-Up methods. Due to panel width, off-site precast wall panels were not an option, so site-cast (Tilt-Up) was selected as a load-bearing component of the structural system. This presented numerous challenges since the proposed building […]

Explore Social Networking with TCA

By: Jim Baty One of the most important member benefits of TCA is the networking with other members to discuss the best practices, innovative approaches and products, as well as share valuable information. While TCA offers several opportunities for face-to-face network, including the annual convention in Amelia Island, Florida from September 30 – October 2, […]

Member Profile: Tilt-Up Design System, LLC – Building Technology That Werks

By: Wendy Ward For TCA member Tilt-Up Design Systems (TDS), LLC, “building technology that werks (TM)” is not only their tagline – it is their business. Responding to this call, the firm recently soft launched their innovative, collaborative online application that allows the Tilt-Up industry to design and manage Tilt-Up projects, access resources and find […]

Beyond LEED — You Can Still Be Green

By: Kimberly Kayler As green and sustainability continue to be an ideal fit for the Tilt-Up industry, additional certification programs are being utilized by contractors to achieve the best outcomes when building green. For example, DIVCON Inc., a TCA member and contracting company located in Spokane, Wa., is currently using the Tilt-Up method for the […]

Going Green? Think Tilt-Up

By: Ed Sauter The past few years have proven that the green and sustainable design and construction movement is here to stay. Not only have owners shown increasing interest in reducing life-cycle costs of their facilities, but design and construction professionals have also improved green building practices to make it more cost-effective and efficient. Savvy […]

2009 TCA Professional Achievement Awards

By: Wendy Ward, Constructive Communication, Inc. TCA announced the recipients of four professional achievement awards presented at TCA’s annual meeting held on Thursday, Feb. 5 in conjunction with the World of Concrete. The award recipients for 2009, selected by the Association’s Board of Directors after nomination by the general membership and recommendation by the TCA’s […]

Tilt-Up Industry Loses Two Pioneers and Peter Courtois Recipients

William M. Simpson, 1921 – 2009 Simpson, William M., a structural engineer extraordinaire, died on May 12, 2009 of natural causes in Seattle, WA. Born on June 18, 1921 in Ottumwa, Iowa, he moved to Southern California at an early age and was the only child of Stuart and Marie Simpson. He leaves behind four […]

TCA Adds LEED Directories to Website

TCA has added Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professionals (APs) and Certified projects directories to their website ( According to Jim Baty, Technical Director of the TCA, there continues to be great interest in finding Tilt-Up professionals with this expertise. “Tilt-Up is an established construction method of choice in sustainable construction,” says […]

TCA Announces International Design Competition “The Sustainable Coffee Shop 2009”

TCA has announced their 2009 international student design competition: The Sustainable Coffee Shop 2009. Graduate and undergraduate students in the field of architecture are invited to present conceptual designs for a new coffee shop in an urban market, specifically designed with emphasis on practical sustainability using site-cast concrete Tilt-Up panels. The competition is an international, […]

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