• 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

Jul
7

Mr. Clean

PRESTON ROTHWELL, OF ROTHWELL CONSTRUCTION, BELIEVES JOBSITE CLEANLINESS LEADS TO FEWER MISTAKES, LESS WASTE, MORE PROFESSIONALISM AND SAFER WORKERS. By: Mitch Bloomquist | Tilt-Up Concrete Association “A clean jobsite is a safe jobsite,” says Preston Rothwell. “There are so many opportunities for accidents to happen when the jobsite is not clean.” Rothwell’s rule – anything […]

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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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Member News

Jul
26

Mansfield, Texas ARDEX Manufacturing and Distribution Center Receives Prestigious Award

ARDEX Americas Mansfield Manufacturing and Distribution Center recently received recognition from the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) for exemplary facility safety standards. “ARDEX Americas takes the health and safety of our employees very seriously,” said President and CEO Stephan M. Liozu. “The SHARP program rigorously analyzed our Mansfield facility and recognized the exemplary […]

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Jul
24

Tilt-Up Concrete Association to Open Judging of 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 open judging of the 2012 Tilt-Up Achievement Awards Program to their Facebook fans. According to Mitch Bloomquist, project manager at TCA, Facebook fans will have the opportunity to […]

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Jul
13

Thermomass Promotes Garett Burkhart to Product Development Technician

Thermomass®, a leading manufacturer of concrete building insulation systems, is proud to announce the promotion of Garett Burkhart to Product Development Technician. Burkhart will have the primary responsibility of overseeing the areas of product development.  He will head endeavors in research, development and testing to keep Thermomass on the cutting-edge of new technology. “Garett has […]

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May
23

Dayton Superior Delta Tie Achieves Critical Fire Test Ratings

DAYTON, Ohio, May 22, 2012 – Dayton Superior is proud to announce that the Delta Tie, an insulated, tilt up concrete panel connector, has achieved the distinction of achieving the desired fire ratings prescribed in the NFPA.285 fire test and, most recently, the ASTM E-119 fire test. The Delta Tie underwent NFPA 285 fire testing […]

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May
23

Meadow Burke Restructures in Anticipation Of Growth Opportunities

Tampa, FL (May 21, 2012) Meadow Burke, LLC, headquartered in Tampa, FL is pleased to announce the launching of its new website. The address of the new website is www.meadowburke.com. The new user-friendly interface with comprehensive product content will give customers a better understanding of Meadow Burke’s product line in Precast, Forming, Reinforcing, Road and Bridge, […]

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May
23

A.H. Harris Acquires Barker Steel’s Building Material Assets and Forming & Shoring Equipment

West Hartford, CT – A.H. Harris and Barker Steel have entered into an agreement, whereby A.H. Harris will assume Barker’s Westfield, MA and Queens, NY facilities. The agreement is based on Barker’s decision to exit the Building Materials Distribution & Forming and Shoring Rental Business and focus on rebar and rebar fabrication only. Their rebar […]

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