• 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
20

TCA Releases the 2nd And 3rd books in Architecture Of Tilt-Up Series

Español | Translation The Tilt-Up Concrete Association has announced the public availability of the second and third books in its architecture of tilt-up series, The Architecture of Tilt-Up – Spiritual and The Architecture of Tilt-Up – Education. The Architecture of Tilt-Up, 3rd edition, was compiled by Mitch Bloomquist, executive director of the TCA. This book […]

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Apr
20

Breaking Into The Ontario School Market

Español | Translation Breaking into the Ontario school market is tough. This market sector requires patience, perseverance and a lot of good fortune. Nonetheless, over the past 20 years, SiteCast Construction has cultivated many early adopters of the tilt-up building system. I am sharing our strategy for two reasons. Firstly, our lessons learned could be […]

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Apr
16

Gluing Down: Best Practices

Español | Translation By: Chad Bruce – President/Owner, GluDown, Inc. It is fair to say that the OSHA 1926.1153 ruling, effective since September 2017, has had a tremendous impact on the construction industry as a whole. In tilt-up, we have seen how this regulation has influenced and changed several aspects of the tilt process, from […]

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Apr
16

Tilt-Up Concrete Association Announces Call For Entries For 2018 Tilt-Up Awards

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group The Tilt-Up Concrete Association has announced a call for entries for the 2018 Tilt-Up Awards (achievement, safety, professional and fellowship). The awards will be presented in Dallas, Texas at the International Tilt-Up Convention and Expo Awards Gala, sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group, on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. […]

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Mar
28

TCA Bracing Guide Version 18.1 Now Available

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) announces the availability of the completely revised TCA Guideline for Temporary Wind Bracing of Tilt-Up Concrete Panels During Construction version 18.1. This release supersedes all previous versions. Version 18.1 of this guideline, updated by Joseph J. Steinbicker, P.E., S.E., FTCA, incorporates the methodology of ASCE/SEI 7-16, Minimum Design Loads and […]

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Jan
27

Shrinkage Of Concrete: Minimizing/Eliminating The Potential For Cracking

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group By: Charles Nmai, Mark Bury, Joseph Daczko Introduction The Fall 2017 issue of Tilt-Up Today offered an article describing a recurring cracking pattern in tilt-up wall panels. The article by Robinson, Hooks and Lawson entitled “Verifying the Cause of Panel Cracking-A Case Study” concluded by highlighting the […]

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Member News

Jan
9

DATUM CELEBRATES 80 YEARS

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group Datum, an award-winning Texas-based engineering practice with offices in Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio, is celebrating its 80th anniversary. The firm serves a national client base, with completed projects from Seattle to Miami, as well as Mexico, the Caribbean, and Europe. Founder, Frank W. Chappell P.E., graduated […]

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Jan
9

Hd Supply White Cap Brings Safety Training To Jobsites

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group Busy contractors face the serious challenge of making sure workers receive OSHA-required safety training. They have asked for an easier way to get training for ladder safety, fall protection, heat stress and silica-dust suppression. The field account managers from HD Supply White Cap listened. Their answer was […]

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Jan
9

Hughes General Contractors Lifts Unique Panels At Riverfront Medical Center In St. George, Utah

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group During the last week of October, Hughes General Contractors lifted the final concrete panels for the new Riverfront Medical Center in St. George, Utah. The 57,000-square-foot medical center design is unlike anything in the area and will house offices and clinics for a variety of medical professionals. […]

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Jan
9

BASF Launches Concrete Now! App For Instant Access To Concrete Information

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group BASF’s new and versatile smartphone application, Concrete Now!, is now available in the U.S. and Canada, and allows for instant access to information on concrete properties. Intended for contractors, engineers, architects and producers, the free Concrete Now! app serves as a channel to basic knowledge on the […]

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Jan
9

Powers Brown Architecture Announces International Expansion – Firm Opens Canada Headquarters In Toronto

Español | Translation Sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group Powers Brown Architecture announces the opening of the firm’s Canadian Headquarters in Toronto, providing architecture, interior design and urban design services to Ontario and surrounding provinces. Building upon the firm’s successful Canadian operations, this brings the firm’s total number of offices to five ¬– including the two-year-old […]

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Dec
19

John Miller 1943-2017

It is with heavy hearts we pass along the news that our industry has lost a pioneer. John Miller, founder of DIVCON, father of TCA past president Shane Miller and 2017 recipient of the Murray Parker Memorial Award, passed away Friday in Spokane, WA at the age of 74. His obituary is below. — John […]

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