• Digitizing Paper Doll Plans for Tilt-Up

    Tuesday, June 14, 2022

    Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA By James Tapper, president, JMT Consultants Concrete tilt-up panels are cast on-site, typically on the building floor. The construction team needs to know exactly where they will place formwork and lay out the panels to be cast on the slab before safely and efficiently lifting the panels into their […]

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  • The 2nd Annual TCA Classic

    Tuesday, June 14, 2022

    Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) has once again partnered with American Contractors Supply and ARCON Design/Build to host the 2nd Annual TCA Classic. On April 16, nearly 150 tilt-up professionals gathered at the BridgeMill Athletic Club in Canton, GA for a day of golf, networking, comradery, and prizes. The […]

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  • Collective Position On Recognizing And Controlling Ground Bearing Pressures For Erecting Tilt-Up Panels

    Tuesday, June 14, 2022

    Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA Position of the Tilt-Up Concrete Association: The owner’s designated representative for construction shall be responsible for assigning a qualified firm (or firms) to review and confirm that the capacity of the subgrade can safely support the crane’s ground-bearing loads that are provided by the tilt-up erection contractor/crane company. The […]

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  • TILT-UP TODAY 30th Anniversary

    Tuesday, June 14, 2022

    Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA This year marks three decades of Tilt-Up Today being at the forefront of construction journalism. Cheers to 30 years of influencing design, construction, and industry culture! To celebrate the milestone anniversary, we’ve assembled a smattering of highlights from three decades of print, offering a time capsule and a reminder […]

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  • Tilt-Up Concrete Association Announces the Retirement of Janette Barr, TCA’s Office Manager since 1997.

    Wednesday, March 23, 2022

    Janette inquired about an open position in the fall of 1996 and officially started in January of 1997. At that time, the Association resources consisted of a small, bi-monthly newsletter, an annual conference, and a gathering during the World of Concrete. Communications were mostly by fax, phone, and mail, and membership was processed solely by […]

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Industry Press

Jun
23

For The Dangerously Uninterested

TILTWALLISM: A TREATISE ON THE ARCHITECTURAL POTENTIAL OF TILT WALL CONSTRUCTION BY JEFFREY BROWN By: Mitch Bloomquist | Tilt-Up Concrete Association Tiltwallism encourages architects to re-engage everyday architecture neglected by many professionals and stimulate an interest in tilt-up for designers. In addition to serving as an introductory resource to architects and an inspiration to contractors, […]

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Jun
23

A Frothy Market Ahead

IN REAL ESTATE, ‘FROTHY’ IS THE WORD USED TO DESCRIBE A MARKET IN WHICH THE PRICES OF ASSETS ARE JUST BEGINNING TO RISE ABOVE THEIR REAL VALUE BECAUSE OF HIGH DEMAND. THESE ARE THE MARKET CONDITIONS PRECEDING A MARKET BUBBLE. By: Kim Corwin | AH Harris After hearing the word repeatedly over the past few […]

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Jun
16

Tilt-Up Concrete Association Announces Roster of Events For 2014 Annual Convention

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) – a nonprofit international organization that serves to expand and improve the use of tilt-up as the preferred building system – has announced a complete roster of events for its annual convention, which will be held Sept. 29 – Oct. 1 in San José, California. The TCA’s annual convention, presented […]

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Jun
10

New Book Gives Insights into ‘Everyday’ Architecture — Book Signing June 26 and June 27

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) – a nonprofit international organization that serves to expand and improve the use of tilt-up as the preferred building system – will host a book-signing event featuring the newly released Tiltwallism: A Treatise on the Architectural Potential of Tilt Wall Construction by architect Jeffrey Brown at the American Institute of […]

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Jun
3

Concrete Pour Responsibilities Now Specified in ASME B30-2014

The American National Standard for material placement system safety is ASME B30.27.  (Material placement systems are concrete pumps and concrete conveyors.) ASME has released B30.27-2014.  It is currently available as an electronic download and as a printed booklet.  The date of issuance was March 26, 2014.  It becomes effective one year after the date of […]

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May
15

U.S. Cement Consumption Growth Continues in 2014

Weather, other factors caused weakening, but fundamentals in place for recovery Although recent economic indicators point to a tempering of the U.S. economy, PCA is maintaining its forecast for steady growth in construction and cement consumption during the next five years. A recent PCA forecast indicates a 7.9 percent increase in cement consumption for 2014, […]

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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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