• TCA Research Report on Partially Composite Panels is Available

    Friday, August 12, 2022

    Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) announces the completion of the Research Report: Tilt-Up Partially Composite Insulated Wall Panels. This TCA-sponsored effort was performed by Dr. Marc Maguire, assistant professor, and Salam Al-Rubaye, graduate research assistant at the Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The report […]

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  • Announcing the John Hart Honorary Scholarship Endowment

    Friday, August 12, 2022

    Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA The Tilt-Up Concrete Association, Peak Engineering, and Tilt Lab are pleased to announce the establishment of the John Hart Honorary Scholarship Endowment. John Hart, FTCA, began his academic career studying architecture/pre-engineering at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He quickly realized he was not in the right program nor […]

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  • TCA Membership Reaches Landmark Milestone

    Friday, August 12, 2022

    Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) has surpassed 500 members for the first time in the organization’s 36-year history. The milestone marks the achievement of an elusive goal held for decades. “The Tilt-Up Concrete Association Board of Directors and Executive Leadership team prides themselves on running an atypical organization characterized […]

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  • The Industrial Market and Tilt-Up as an Effective Build Method

    Friday, August 12, 2022

    Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA By Michael Gullickson (president of Valor Contracting) and Ben Meland (cofounder and CEO of construction at Enclave) The pandemic-induced e-commerce boom has propelled the industrial warehouse market. With the popularity of last mile delivery and the desire for packages to be delivered as affordably, quickly, and accurately as possible, […]

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  • Achieving Net-Zero Energy with Tilt-Wall

    Friday, August 12, 2022

    Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA By Jesse Hunt, CPHC, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP Property owner: East Port Properties – Judy Wall, President The 60,000 SF Wilkinson Avenue multitenant warehouse building located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, is part of the Canada Green Building Council’s (CaGBC) Zero Carbon Buildings (ZCB) pilot project. The building combines […]

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Industry Press

Sep
16

10 Steps to Reduce Employment-Related Risk

AS WE ARE NOW MORE THAN HALFWAY THROUGH 2014, IT IS TIME TO TAKE THE TEMPERATURE OF YOUR EMPLOYMENT COMPLIANCE. THERE ARE A NUMBER OF IMPORTANT CHANGES IN THE LAW AS WELL AS COMPLIANCE MATTERS THAT YOU NEED TO STAY ON TOP OF. HERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE MAJOR ONES. By: David Whitlock 1 […]

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Sep
15

Meadow Burke acquires Thermomass

Meadow Burke, North America’s foremost concrete accessories supplier, announced today that the company acquired Thermomass, the industry leader in concrete insulation systems. “In addition to strengthening Meadow Burke’s product offering for manufacturers of sandwich wall panels, Thermomass will serve as a platform for future growth in composite connection systems,” said Jan Olsen, President of Meadow Burke. […]

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Aug
28

Big-D Named TCA Certified Architectural Tilt-Up Company

Big-D Construction recently earned the designation of Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) Certified Architectural Tilt-Up Company. Big-D, who has been a member of TCA since 1996, is one of only six companies in the entire nation to hold this designation. “This is a rigorous standard, which draws on the experience and dedication of [the] company to quality, […]

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Aug
4

TCA Reopens Judging of 2014 Tilt-Up Achievement Awards Program to Facebook Fans

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) – a non-profit international organization that serves to expand and improve the use of tilt-up as the preferred building system – will reopen judging of the 2014 Tilt-Up Achievement Awards Program to their Facebook fans. According to Mitch Bloomquist, managing director of the TCA, this phase of the awards program […]

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Jul
21

TCA Announces Call for Entries for 2014 Alphonse Engelman Safety Awards

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) – the global authority for the tilt-up industry – has announced the call for entries for the 2014 Alphonse Engelman Safety Awards. The TCA created the Safety Awards program in order to recognize the contractors in the industry committed to maintaining safe working environments on their job sites. In 2007, […]

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Jul
16

Class A Six-Story Texas Tilt

SIERRA PINES II, A SIX-STORY CLASS A TILT-UP OFFICE BUILDING IS THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN TEXAS. THE PROJECT IS SITUATED ON A SNUG 4-ACRE SITE LOCATED IN THE WOODLANDS, A 28,000-ACRE COMMUNITY IN SUBURBAN HOUSTON, TEXAS. By: Mitch Bloomquist | Tilt-Up Concrete Association CLASS A TILT? Contrary to a once popular belief, class […]

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Member News

Dec
3

Dayton Superior Announces Management Changes

Dayton Superior announced today that effective January 1, 2013, James P. McRickard will become the President and Chief Executive Officer of Dayton Superior Corporation replacing Eric (Rick) Zimmerman. Mr. McRickard will also become a director of Dayton Superior Corporation at the time he joins the Company. He most recently served as President, Morgan Ceramics North […]

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Oct
24

TCA Announces Winners for 2012 Alphonse J. Engelman Safety Awards

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) – a non-profit international organization that serves to expand and improve the use of Tilt-Up as the preferred building system – has announced the winners for the seventh annual safety awards. The Alphonse J. Engelman Safety Awards Program honors Al Engelman, a TCA past president and board member as well […]

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Sep
21

Tilt-Up Potential Expressed

  By: Mitch Bloomquist | Tilt-Up Concrete Association   The University of California San Diego (UCSD) needed office space, and they needed it fast.  With the new Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center set to open in 2011, the University was in dire need of space for the office, administrative, and clinical research activities supporting that facility and […]

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Aug
23

Thermomass hires Miguel Branco to assume duties of Structural Engineer

Thermomass®, a leading manufacturer of concrete building insulation systems, is proud to announce Miguel Branco has joined the company as a Structural Engineer and will provide technical support for overseas sales. “In addition to focusing on research activities, Miguel will be providing technical support for our sister company, Construction Systems Marketing (CSM) in Germany.  We […]

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Aug
23

John Gander, Vice President and General Manager of Haynes Whaley Associates to Retire

“Blue skies smiling at me. Nothing but blue skies do I see.” After 12 years, John Gander is leaving the urban jungle of Washington DC and heading for the blue skies of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Since 2000, John has been leading Haynes Whaley Associates’ Reston, Virginia office.  On August 31, he will retire from his post […]

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Aug
14

Alex Rapp Promoted to Vice President of Operations of A.H. Harris

From the Corporate Headquarters in West Hartford, Connecticut, Kim Corwin, President of A.H. Harris & Sons, Inc., announced the promotion of Alex Rapp, formerly the company’s Director of Operations, to the position of Vice President of Operations. In her August 1 announcement, Ms. Corwin stated, “Alex has been an asset to the team, providing insight […]

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