TCA Releases the 2nd And 3rd books in Architecture Of Tilt-Up Series

Español | Translation The Tilt-Up Concrete Association has announced the public availability of the second and third books in its architecture of tilt-up series, The Architecture of Tilt-Up – Spiritual and The Architecture of Tilt-Up – Education. The Architecture of Tilt-Up, 3rd edition, was compiled by Mitch Bloomquist, executive director of the TCA. This book […]

Breaking Into The Ontario School Market

Español | Translation Breaking into the Ontario school market is tough. This market sector requires patience, perseverance and a lot of good fortune. Nonetheless, over the past 20 years, SiteCast Construction has cultivated many early adopters of the tilt-up building system. I am sharing our strategy for two reasons. Firstly, our lessons learned could be […]

Gluing Down: Best Practices

Español | Translation By: Chad Bruce – President/Owner, GluDown, Inc. It is fair to say that the OSHA 1926.1153 ruling, effective since September 2017, has had a tremendous impact on the construction industry as a whole. In tilt-up, we have seen how this regulation has influenced and changed several aspects of the tilt process, from […]

Tilt-Up Concrete Association Announces Call For Entries For 2018 Tilt-Up Awards

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group The Tilt-Up Concrete Association has announced a call for entries for the 2018 Tilt-Up Awards (achievement, safety, professional and fellowship). The awards will be presented in Dallas, Texas at the International Tilt-Up Convention and Expo Awards Gala, sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group, on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. […]

TCA Bracing Guide Version 18.1 Now Available

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) announces the availability of the completely revised TCA Guideline for Temporary Wind Bracing of Tilt-Up Concrete Panels During Construction version 18.1. This release supersedes all previous versions. Version 18.1 of this guideline, updated by Joseph J. Steinbicker, P.E., S.E., FTCA, incorporates the methodology of ASCE/SEI 7-16, Minimum Design Loads and […]

Shrinkage Of Concrete: Minimizing/Eliminating The Potential For Cracking

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group By: Charles Nmai, Mark Bury, Joseph Daczko Introduction The Fall 2017 issue of Tilt-Up Today offered an article describing a recurring cracking pattern in tilt-up wall panels. The article by Robinson, Hooks and Lawson entitled “Verifying the Cause of Panel Cracking-A Case Study” concluded by highlighting the […]

Disaster Planning Thinking It Backwards/Done In Reverse

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group What keeps you up at night? It’s fair to state that in 2017, Mother Nature delivered a wrath of extreme challenges for many of us, from extreme heat, record lows, and historical floods, to devastating winds, relentless mudslides and overwhelming fires. Planning for such disasters has become […]

The Tilt-Up Industry’s Hottest Event Yet

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group By: Lindsey Bloomquist, Manager of Communications and Networking, Tilt-Up Concrete Association Each year the International Tilt-Up Convention and Expo brings together the tilt-up industry’s top professionals for three days of tours, demonstrations, education, technology, networking, awards, entertainment and much more. With Miami as the 2017 host city […]

First Insulated Tilt-Up Freezer In British Columbia Nearing Completion

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group Thermomass and Ram Construction partnered to develop a comprehensive building envelope plan for the ground-breaking facility. Ram Construction, headquartered in Delta, British Columbia, is nearing completion of what is thought to be the first integrally insulated tilt-up freezer project in western Canada. The project, Subzero Cold Logistics, […]

A Student’s Perspective

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) encourages students to participate in the Tilt-Up Convention and Expo each year to better understand the building system, learn about the industry, and network with the professionals who know it best. Humberto Cantú, a civil engineering student at Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM), […]

Jeffrey Brown, FAIA Named CEO of Powers Brown Architecture

Powers Brown Architecture announces the appointment of founding principal Jeffrey Brown, FAIA to the position of CEO. Brown will oversee the resources, development and management of the company’s international practice including establishment of future locations and growth in existing markets. These include the Denver and Washington, D.C. office locations established in the past five to […]

John Miller 1943-2017

It is with heavy hearts we pass along the news that our industry has lost a pioneer. John Miller, founder of DIVCON, father of TCA past president Shane Miller and 2017 recipient of the Murray Parker Memorial Award, passed away Friday in Spokane, WA at the age of 74. His obituary is below. — John […]

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