Going Green? Think Tilt-Up

By: Ed Sauter The past few years have proven that the green and sustainable design and construction movement is here to stay. Not only have owners shown increasing interest in reducing life-cycle costs of their facilities, but design and construction professionals have also improved green building practices to make it more cost-effective and efficient. Savvy […]

Tilt-Up Industry Loses Two Pioneers and Peter Courtois Recipients

William M. Simpson, 1921 – 2009 Simpson, William M., a structural engineer extraordinaire, died on May 12, 2009 of natural causes in Seattle, WA. Born on June 18, 1921 in Ottumwa, Iowa, he moved to Southern California at an early age and was the only child of Stuart and Marie Simpson. He leaves behind four […]

Multi-Story Tilt-Up Buildings — A Design Approach

By: Mark E. Remmetter, P.E., Shane A Walters, P.E., Joseph J. Steinbicker, P.E., S.E., Steinbicker and Associates Tilt-Up construction is continuing to grow at a record pace. Over the past three years, about one billion square feet of Tilt-Up wall panels have been constructed to provide approximately 2.3 billion square feet of usable floor space. […]

Expectations for Tilt-Up Construction

By: Liz Toohey, CVC Construction Corp. Building challenges arise on any project. Building a three-story Class A Tilt-Up adds to the challenges in many ways. For CVC Construction of Northern California, the challenges on its recent project in Folsom, California, were reduced by strategic thinking and planning. Curtis Weathersbee, Project Manager for CVC Construction, explains […]

TCA Honors Career of Commitment — Names Engineering Award in Honor of Dave Kelly

TCA has announced the dedication of the prestigious Distinguished Engineer of the Year award. The professional achievement awards, recognizing commitment to the Tilt-Up industry on a range of levels, will be presented at TCA’s annual meeting Thursday, Feb. 5 in conjunction with the World of Concrete. Recipients are selected by the Association’s Board of Directors […]

Connections in Tilt-Up Buildings

By: Ed Sauter, Tilt-Up Concrete Association Lifting panels is always the most exciting time on a Tilt-Up job, but what comes after lifting is perhaps even more important to the proper performance of the structure. The very nature of a Tilt-Up building, or any rigid wall flexible diaphragm structure, is the interaction between the walls, […]

Wall Bracing to Slab-on-Ground Floors

By: David L. Kelly, consultant — retired from Meadow Burke This article originally appeared in the July 2007 issue of ‘Concrete International.’ In the Tilt-Up construction method, concrete wall panels are typically cast in a horizontal position on a ground-supported slab. Because the size (and weight) of a typical Tilt-Up panel can be quite high, […]

New Heaviest Panel Tops TCA Top Ten List

TCA has announced a new heaviest panel on the Top Ten list. The new titleholder is the 339,000-pound panel for the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Fla. “Tilt-Up continues to grow into a wide variety of markets and this project demonstrates all that innovative design and construction teams are doing to make projects a reality,” said […]

Project Profile: Bridging the Divide — Expanding the use of Tilt-Up for unique projects

By Ben Saltzman, Tilt-Up Concrete Association, bsaltzman@tilt-up.org When St. Louis University, a private Jesuit institution in St. Louis, Mo., decided to embark on the construction of a covered walkway connecting the South Medical/Research Campus to the brand new Doisey Research Center, they knew they wanted to make a statement. Inspired by his frequent trips to […]

BIM and Tilt-Up: Working Together

By: Amy Numbers Constructive Communication, Inc. anumbers@constructivecommunication.com In today’s fast-paced and cost-driven construction environment, professionals in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry are constantly seeking techniques to increase project efficiency, decrease overall cost, improve the project delivery schedule, and generate the best product possible. One technology currently available to assist building professionals achieve these goals […]

International Design Competition & TCA/PCA Fire Storm Housing 2008 Announced

TCA has announced their 2008 international design competition: Fire Storm Housing 2008. Graduate and undergraduate students in the field of architecture are invited to present conceptual designs for firestorm-resistant housing located in the Santa Ana region of California using site-cast concrete Tilt-Up panels for their shell components. The competition, held in cooperation with the Portland […]

Message From the Director: Awards, Awards, Awards!

How long can the industry keep it up? I am referring to, of course, the amazing diversity and number of Tilt-Up projects submitted each year for the Achievement Awards program. One hundred and five projects were submitted this year in eleven categories. There weren’t any “Sibaya Casino” projects this year, but there was greater depth […]

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TILT-UP TODAY, a publication of the Tilt-Up Concrete Association, is THE source for Tilt-Up industry news, market intelligence, business strategies, technical solutions, product information, and other resources for professionals in the Tilt-Up industry. A subscription to TILT-UP TODAY is included in a TCA membership. Subscriptions for potential TCA members are also available. If you would like to receive a complimentary subscription to the publication, please contact the TCA.