• Building Community: The Blackhawk Church Project

    Friday, September 4, 2020

    Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA Written by Abby Luchsinger, member of Blackhawk Church Photos by C&N Photography “Building a community to reach a community” is the abbreviated mission statement of Blackhawk Church in Madison, Wisconsin. Similarly, the mission for the design-build team led by Newcomb Construction and KEE Architecture, the companies hired to construct […]

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  • Tilt-Up Expo To Feature Architectural Finishes Pavilion

    Friday, September 4, 2020

    Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA Projects incorporating high-end architectural finishes have become quite common in the tilt-up industry. A look at recent years’ tilt-up achievement award winners demonstrates the variety and sophistication possible when using formliner, think brick, stain, and other technologies to deliver unique building façades. The Tilt-Up Convention and Expo in 2020 […]

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  • Mastering the Mockup

    Friday, September 4, 2020

    Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA by Amy Luchun AIA, LEED AP and Ben Revelle, RA, LEED AP Managing expectations is often at the core of a successful project. In construction, with real space, time, money, and people involved, managing expectations means considering the full context within which the project is to be constructed, and […]

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  • TCA Launches High-End Finishes Task Group

    Friday, September 4, 2020

    Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA The Tilt-Up Concrete Association Board of Directors has initiated the formation of a task group charged with refining conversations and practices surrounding the employment of various high-end finishes for tilt-wall applications. “With ever-expanding opportunities for tilt-up construction, the evolution of high-end finishes available for tilt-wall panels is becoming increasingly […]

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  • The 2020 Tilt-Up Convention and Expo is Going Virtual, but will Remain Human.

    Friday, September 4, 2020

    We’re looking forward to welcoming you not in the same way, but with the same professionalism, energy, authenticity and gusto that you’ve come to expect. We’re doing so with the support of generous and enthusiastic sponsors and exhibitors, talented and collaborative presenters, and leadership dedicated to advancing this association and industry through this time to […]

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Industry Press

Apr
30

TCA Publishes Tech Note on Tilt-Up Lifting Timelines using Reactive Bondbreakers

Tilt-Up Concrete Association Members may download a complimentary copy of the full tech note here. As anyone involved in any facet of construction can attest, rare is the occasion when a project proceeds from beginning to end without some sort of adjustment to the schedule. From weather-related interruptions to regulatory issues, any number of unforeseen, […]

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Apr
29

Tomorrow Will Be Different Than Today or Yesterday

by Kimberly J Corwin, FTCA For those of you that know me, you also know that “Change is Constant” is one of my favorite phrases.  We have a constant reminder of this on a plaque that hangs in our house that my husband has had forever, it reads “It’s what you do next that matters […]

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Apr
11

Tilt-Up Concrete Association Announces 2020 Tilt-Up Project and Professional Honors Call for Entry

Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA 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 a call for entries for the 2020 Tilt-Up Awards. Each year, the TCA honors those organizations, people and projects that successfully […]

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Apr
2

TCA Announces “Collective Position on Temporary Construction Site Shutdown Procedures”

Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA Shutting down any construction site at any point in the construction process requires the construction team to assess and address potential risks associated with an unoccupied jobsite. Shutting down a tilt-up jobsite, particularly during, or immediately following, the erection of wall panels presents a unique set of challanges that […]

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Feb
24

New Book Presents Tilt-Up Design Procedure With Potential Economic Benefits

Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA The Tilt-Up Concrete Association announces the availability of Limit Design of Tilt-Up: Practical Applications of Nonlinear Static Analysis to the In-Plane Seismic Design of Tilt-Up Panels by Timothy W. Mays, Ph.D., P.E. The Limit Design procedure that is developed and formally presented in this design guide meets the strength […]

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Feb
24

Tackling Winter Tilt-Up With Concrete Sensors

Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA by Shawn Hickey, CCS., GSC., FTCA The first question we always hear: “Can you build tilt-up panels in the winter?” Answer: “Of course we can, eh!” ACI 306R-16 (Guide to Cold Weather Concreting) states: “The conditions of cold weather concreting exist when the air temperature has fallen to, or […]

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Member News

Nov
8

Generational Shift

Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA I’m at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta during the 2019 Tilt-Up Convention and Expo, sitting around a table with 18 founding individuals of Tilt-Up Industry Leaders of Tomorrow (TILT), the association’s new young professionals’ collaborative. We’re discussing next steps for the group, including a more focused consideration of initiatives, […]

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Sep
4

Ironrock Capital Inc. Announces Employee Promotions

Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA Canton, Ohio – July 8, 2019 – Ironrock Capital Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of John Stuckey to the position of Plant Superintendent and Dan Call’s promotion as Technical Director. In his position as Plant Superintendent, Mr. Stuckey will be responsible for plant production, including Grinding, Manufacturing, […]

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Sep
4

GTC, Inc., Brings Sandwich Panel To The Central Coast Of California

Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA GTC, Inc., a full-service concrete construction company, brings the sandwich panel to the central coast of California. We first introduced the sandwich insulated panels in Paso Robles, California with Firestone Walker Brewing Company’s new cold storage facility. Currently we are constructing a design-build 90 thousand sq. ft cold storage […]

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Aug
6

Sarah Ellis Joins Bennett & Pless

Sarah Ellis Joins Bennett & Pless Bennett & Pless is pleased to welcome Sarah L. Ellis as BusinessDevelment Manager for Atlanta.  Sarah will be responsible for growingnew business in the Atlanta market, as well as leading our engineeringsales team and enriching our client relations. Sarah is well-known in the A/E/C/ industry, with over 15 years ofleadership.  As […]

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Jun
3

GTC, Inc., Brings Sandwich Panel to the Central Coast of California

Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA GTC, Inc., a full-service concrete construction  company,  brings the sandwich panel to the central coast of California. We first introduced the sandwich insulated panels in Paso Robles, California with Firestone Walker Brewing Company’s new cold storage facility. Currently we are constructing a design-build 90 thousand sq. ft cold storage […]

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Jan
28

Powers Brown Architecture Promotes AJ Breneman, AIA, RID to Principal

Houston, TX — (Jan. 22, 2019) . . . Powers Brown Architecture, an international professional services firm practicing architecture, interior design, programming and urban design, has promoted AJ Breneman, AIA, RID, to principal in the firm’s Houston office. She most recently served as a Senior Design Manager. “AJ came to Powers Brown Architecture fresh out […]

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