• TCA’s New Cyber Roundtable is Now Live

    Thursday, August 26, 2021

    Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA For years, the TCA’s cyber roundtable (also known as the technical hotline) has been an essential tool for professionals seeking advice and troubleshooting tips for project issues. Conversations surrounding contract language, engineering details, product reviews, human resource questions, construction techniques, materials research, and more have resulted in a wealth […]

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  • New Online Education Transcript Allows for Seamless Recertification

    Thursday, August 26, 2021

    Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA In an effort to bring the Tilt-Up Concrete Association’s new education platform (Tilt-Up Academy) and its continuing education management functionality full circle, TCA is proud to announce the immediate release of member transcript pages. Members’ transcript pages are linked from their online profiles and display conveniently in one place […]

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  • A Conversation With TCA’s Executive Committee

    Thursday, August 26, 2021

    Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA Leadership within the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) consists of 15 people serving on the board of directors. They serve in rotational three-year terms that may be renewed for up to two consecutive terms. During their tenure on the board, certain leaders begin to impact the Association at the level […]

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  • Team Erects First Industrial Project Using Innovative Steel Design

    Thursday, August 26, 2021

    BEAMS VS. JOISTS: A CASE STUDY IN SOLVING CURRENT CONSTRUCTION DELAYS Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA By Chris Heath, senior vice president, industrial and Colorado regional manager, Arch-Con® Corporation  When Arch-Con® Corporation began preconstruction on the eighth and final industrial building within Hines’s 110-acre Grand National Business Park in northwest Houston, our team was […]

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  • Tilt-Up, Newburyport

    Thursday, August 26, 2021

    Español | Translation Sponsored by TCA By William Morgan Newburyport, Massachusetts, an historic Yankee maritime town, north of Boston, seems an unlikely place for a building revolution. Yet, here at the Hillside Center for Sustainable Living, a new village of 48 homes and two acres of edible gardens marks a new approach to sustainable housing. […]

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Industry Press

May
10

TCA Convention Exhibitor Invite

YOU ARE INVITED to participate!  The global Tilt-Up industry gathers this year at the beautiful Amelia Island Plantation in Amelia Island, Florida.  The TCA Annual Convention runs from October second through the fourth. New this year: the TCA will be unveiling a new field supervisor/ project manager track at the 2012 TCA Annual Convention. The […]

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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
30

Code Corner: The IECC 2009 and ASHRAE 90.1-2007 Effect

By: James R. Baty II | Tilt-Up Concrete Association I received a technical question the other day from an eastern state asking if it was true that Tilt-Up could no longer be built due to the new energy codes.  It seems the contractor had caught wind of changes to the energy code and assumed that […]

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Mar
27

Superintendent Recertification gets an Update

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) – a non-profit international organization that serves to expand and improve the use of site-cast Tilt-Up as the preferred construction method – has announced an update to the recertification process for the Tilt-Up Supervisor and Technician Certification program – a collaborative effort between the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and TCA. […]

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Mar
22

Denver’s First LEED Gold School and Zero Energy Community Campus

By: Andrew Michler As a part of the USGBC’s Rocky Mountain Green Conference we packed our lunch box and went on a tour of Denver’s first LEED Gold School. What makes this campus unique is how DLR Group Architects designed it to be a community hub. The newly-minted Evie Garrett Dennis Campus radiates out from […]

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Mar
13

Update Coming to TCA Wind Bracing Guideline

MT. VERNON, IOWA (March 23, 2011) — 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 launched an initiative to review and update its “Guideline for Temporary Wind Bracing of Tilt-Up Concrete Panels during Construction.” First released […]

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Member News

Sep
1

Citadel Enters Uncharted Territories with Charter School and Tilt-Up

By: Kimberly Corwin, A.H. Harris Construction Supplies Glenn Doncaster, an avid sailor, knows that if you’re in uncharted waters, you are in a situation that is unfamiliar to you, that you have no experience of and don’t know what might happen. This was the case as Citadel Contractors recently took on the widest known panel […]

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Jul
22

Thermomass Announces New Hire

Thermomass ®, a leading manufacturer of concrete building insulation systems, is proud to announce Bob Bertig has joined the company as South East Region Sales Manager. Bob will have the primary responsibility of managing Thermomass’ South East Region which includes the states of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and North and South Carolina. “Bob has been […]

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Jul
15

AML Inc. Creates Subterranean Training Complex for US Army

The Muscatatuck Urban Training Complex (MUTC) Subterranean Trainer, originally conceived as a precast pipe tunnel system, is an underground Tilt-Up structure consisting of a maze of 1,111 lineal feet of tunnel. To achieve the earthen look and feel the U.S. Army was after, AML Inc. proposed using Tilt-Up. The panels were cast with a natural […]

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Jun
30

A.H. Harris Announces New President

West Hartford, CT – Bob Parsons, Chairman and CEO of A.H. Harris & Sons, Inc., announced the promotion of Kimberly Corwin, from Vice-President of Sales and Marketing, to President. Kimberly Corwin has more than 20 years in the concrete construction industry. She began her career in Iowa at Composite Technologies Corporation. She joined Hughes Supply in […]

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Jun
1

Member Profile: VLMK Consulting Engineers

By: Wendy Ables, Constructive Communication, Inc. Founded in 1970, VLMK Consulting Engineers has always had a primary emphasis on providing quality consulting structural engineering services. The firm is committed to providing safe, economical and functional design. “Our focus on providing creative design solutions with an attention-to-detail and meeting critical timelines has made our staff one […]

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Mar
1

Member Profile: Sunshine Structures, Inc.

By: Wendy Ables, Constructive Communication, Inc. As a member of the CON/STEEL Alliance, Sunshine Structures, Inc. has positioned itself as a leading Tilt-Up construction firm in the southeast. With headquarters located in Lehigh Acres, Fla., the firm has offices in New Orleans, La., Columbus, Ga. and Raleigh, N.C. They also have the ability to effectively […]

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