• 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

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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Apr
28

Generating Collaboration

By: Andrew Kudless | California College of the Arts (CCA) One of the goals of a design education is to prepare students for the complex design problems they may face in practice while also introducing them to new technologies, materials, and workflows that have the potential to transform practice in the future. Through a collaboration […]

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Apr
28

Tiltwall For Dessert, Anyone?

By: Perry E. Seeberger, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP | SEEBERGER Architecture What do dessert and tilt-up construction have in common?  Both begin with a vision, skillfully executed by a pastry chef or design architect with meticulous planning, ingredient selection, coordination, presentation, and then……“BAM!”  The latest creation is now ready for enjoyment.  Rich Product Corporation, a […]

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Apr
28

Building for Mother Nature

By: Jim White | Bedrock Concrete Corp & Megan Miller | LJB Inc. A business owner in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, certainly considered Mother Nature for his new restaurant and liquor store and hoped he never had to find out if it was necessary.  Only a half mile from the Atlantic Ocean, he wanted […]

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Mar
6

Call for Entries – 2014 Tilt-Up Achievement Awards

Submit Your Projects Now 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 call for entries for the 24th installment of the Tilt-Up Achievement Awards. Established by the TCA in 1992, the Tilt-Up Achievement Awards […]

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Mar
5

Designing Slabs for Bracing – Who’s Responsible?

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 released a position statement assigning responsibility for the assessment of floor slab capacity for the bracing of tilt-up panels. The statement is intended to provide clarity and direction […]

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Member News

May
23

Katie Price assumes role of Eastern Region Sales Coordinator with Thermomass

May 11, 2012 (Boone, Iowa):  Thermomass, a leading manufacturer of concrete building insulation systems, is proud to announce Katie Price has joined the company as Eastern Region Sales Coordinator.  Price will have the primary responsibility of coordinating sales for Thermomass’ insulation systems in the states of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, North and South Carolina, Rhode […]

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Mar
30

FRAME/FAÇADE

Non-traditional applications of Tilt-Up concrete construction provide very different solutions for two high-profile museums. By: Mitch Bloomquist, Tilt-Up Concrete Association In a testament to the versatility and applicability of Tilt-Up concrete construction, two recent projects — the expansion of the Saint Louis Art Museum and a new home for the National Museum of Health and […]

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Mar
27

Nielsen Builders constructs fourth Tilt-Up warehouse for InterChange Group.

The Premier Flex II building is a 64,000 square foot multi-use concrete warehouse facility.  This is the forth Tilt-Up project Nielsen Builders has worked on for InterChange Group. The structural shell is constructed with 35′ tall Tilt-Up concrete wall panels.  Building construction includes foundations, slab-on-grade, steel columns and joists, with metal decking and EPDM roofing. […]

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Mar
16

Shrinkage-Compensating Concrete Makes New High-Tech 10-Story Warehouse a Reality

By Ed Russell, Director Type-K Cement, CTS Cement Manufacturing Corp. and Will Braswell, P.E., S.E., BBM Structural Only the sky appears to be the limit for Orlando-based Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corp. The generic respiratory medicine company is nearing completion of a new fast-track (humorously referred to as “blast-track” at the jobsite) addition to their existing 30,750-square-foot […]

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Mar
2

Construction Gets Underway for New Roper St. Francis Data Center

TCA Member Seretta Construction, Inc. begins work on Data Center designed to provide maximum hurricane protection for Roper St. Francis Healthcare’s Information Systems. North Charleston officials, healthcare executives and project leaders dug shovels into the earth today to mark the beginning of construction on the new Roper St. Francis Healthcare (RSFH) Data Center. The groundbreaking […]

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Feb
27

TCA Elects New Board of Directors, Doncaster Elected President

MT. VERNON, IOWA (Feb. 24, 2012) 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 construction method – has announced the election of new board members and the slate of officers for the 2012 year. Glenn Doncaster, President of Citadel Contractors, […]

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