• Tilt-Up En Vogue In The Hayden Tract

    Tuesday, May 12, 2020

    text by Mitch Bloomquist photos by Iwan Baan Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA “Look around, and it is clear that tilt-up is having a moment, and with the design for the new Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios at the University of California, Los Angeles, Johnston Marklee is proving that the humble material is anything […]

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  • Sowing the Seeds of Inclusivity and Reaping the Fruits of Diversity

    Monday, May 11, 2020

    Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA Diversity has long been an asset and value of the Tilt-Up Concrete Association. From the beginning, the TCA has been composed of a diverse collection of professionals, and it continues to be so today. Inclusivity, though, has to be intentional. The formation of the TCA young professionals’ collaborative, Tilt-Up […]

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  • Tilt-Up Industry Influencers

    Monday, May 11, 2020

    Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA At a time when information seekers are often met with anonymous opinions, false rumors, and flat out lies, it is important to consider the contextual credibility of those offering advice. A recent study published in Science confirmed what many suspected: fake news and false rumors reach more people, penetrate […]

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  • The Nature of Tilt-Up Concrete and the Role of Sandblasted/Exposed Aggregate Finish

    Monday, May 11, 2020

    Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA By Douglas Kozel, AIA – KEE Architecture Inc. Tilt-up has characteristics that differentiate it from other types of construction, and it is these qualities that make it a unique and expressive way to build. We like to explore these characteristics, looking within the tilt-up technique itself, to create unique […]

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  • Tilt-Up Concrete Association Elects New Board, Scott Bunney Named President

    Monday, May 11, 2020

    Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA)announces Scott Bunney as president of the TCA Board of Directors, and the slate of directors for 2020. Scott Bunney, is the President and co-founder of KB Concrete Systems, Inc., a Colorado based commercial concrete construction company.  KB Concrete Systems, Inc. started operations in Denver, […]

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Industry Press

Feb
15

Tilt-Up Concrete Association Releases First Spec Update Since 2002

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) has announced the public availability of their newly revised guideline specifications and tolerance document in standard three-part CSI format. A major industry reference for architects, engineers, developers and owners, the TCA Guideline Specifications has been updated for areas of major development and […]

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Feb
11

Stacked

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group Words: Mitch Bloomquist | Images: Paul Careccia One might suggest that buildings can be separated into those designed to read as the method in which they are constructed and those designed to hide or be elusive to the construction method. Likewise, a construction method may also be a stereotype […]

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Jan
28

World’s Tallest Tilt-Up Panel Erected Near Miami, Florida

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group The record for the world’s tallest tilt-up panel was shattered in November when Woodland Construction Co. of Jupiter, Fla. erected a 111-foot 9-inch tall panel. The record-breaking panel forms part of a nine-story, 600-bed dormitory for Florida International University at their Biscayne Bay Campus located in North […]

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Jan
26

The Case for a New Stance on Wind Bracing

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has released the latest version of Standard 37. To those in the tilt-up industry, this is the guiding provision that defines the parameters for the temporary bracing condition integral to every project. With the 2014 edition, the task of designing […]

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Dec
4

TCA to Celebrate 30 Years of Tilt-Up Innovation at Winter Tilt-Up Jubilee During World of Concrete

Join us for the 3rd annual Winter Tilt-Up Jubilee during World of Concrete 2016 as we celebrate the TCA’s 30th anniversary! In 1986 the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) was founded by a dedicated group of contractors, professionals and manufacturers with the interest of improving the quality and acceptance of tilt-up construction. Over the past 30 […]

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Nov
24

Tilt-Up Concrete Association Announces Winners of 25th Annual Tilt-Up Achievement Awards

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) – an international nonprofit organization that serves to expand and improve the use of tilt-up as the preferred building system – has announced the recipients of the 25th Annual Tilt-Up Achievement Awards. The awards were presented during the Tilt-Up Awards Gala, sponsored by Nox-Crete-Products Group, at the TCA International Convention […]

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Member News

Feb
15

Concrete Strategies, Inc. – Newest TCA Certified Company

Concrete Strategies, Inc. (CSI) recently became the ninth tilt-up company approved as a Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) Certified Contractor. The TCA Company Certification program, which focuses on safety and quality control, is rapidly gaining recognition from the design community and is beginning to be included as a qualification for bidding work. Concrete Strategies employs over […]

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Jan
28

World’s Tallest Tilt-Up Panel Erected Near Miami, Florida

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group The record for the world’s tallest tilt-up panel was shattered in November when Woodland Construction Co. of Jupiter, Fla. erected a 111-foot 9-inch tall panel. The record-breaking panel forms part of a nine-story, 600-bed dormitory for Florida International University at their Biscayne Bay Campus located in North […]

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Nov
17

Tilt-Up Concrete Construction Awareness Ramped Up In Emerging Countries

By: Mohamed Zaid, CEng. M. ASCE When compared to other durable building systems, tilt-up construction presents incredible value in emerging countries where new construction methods are being investigated. The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA), through its partners, has been working to spread word of the great benefits tilt-up affords. TCA members have conducted free educational seminars […]

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Sep
21

Tilt-Up Education at Big-05, Kuwait

By: Mohamed Zaid, CEng. M. ASCE, Senior Structural Engineer, Associate member – ACI-551 / ACI-423 The Big-05 exhibition is an event that is held annually in Kuwait and many other cities around the world. The event attracts architects, engineers, interior designers and other key buyers. The Big-05 includes CPD (Continuing professional development) certified workshops, and […]

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Sep
1

Clayco Builds New Training Facility and Service Center in Ferguson, Mo Community

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group WORDS AND IMAGES: Mitch Bloomquist Centene, a Fortune 500 company and a leading multi-line healthcare enterprise, recently contracted Clayco to build their new service center and training facility in Ferguson, Missouri. This project aims to support the Ferguson community and provide new opportunities for residents in both […]

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Aug
21

Thermomass Names Brad Nesset President

Thermomass, a leading manufacturer of concrete building insulation systems, is proud to announce that it has appointed Brad Nesset as President. Nesset has been with Thermomass since 2005 and replaces Tom Stecker, who has led the growth of Thermomass since 2004. Stecker is stepping down to spend more time with family and pursue other interests, […]

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