TCA Conducting Tilt-Up Market Analysis

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) is conducting research on tilt-up industry market trends and developments in the U.S. and Canada. From 1995 through 2008 the TCA tracked the volume of tilt-up in the United States and Canada. The industry grew from 332.5 million square feet of tilt-up construction in 1995 to 790.1 million square feet […]

Creating Effective Project Sheets

By: Wendy Ward, Constructive Communication, Inc. How many times have you scheduled a meeting with a potential client or business partner and realized that you don’t have any materials that show the recent great projects that you have completed? This scenario leads to a scramble to assemble photos and facts about the project. All the […]

Online Social Media FAQS: A Quick Lesson on All You Need to Know to Talk the Talk

One of the hot topic discussions at this year’s Convention was social media. After attending a presentation on social media, many feel energized to start the efforts as soon as they get back to the office. However, it is easy to get stuck taking the next step since you aren’t sure how to get started […]

With a Blink of an Eye

I am honored to serve as the president of the TCA for the upcoming year. I want to offer a heartfelt thanks to Jim MacKinnon for his leadership during the past year. It is no secret that 2009 was a challenging year for the entire construction industry and Jim’s excellent leadership helped steer the TCA […]

Message From the President: Do You Know Your Numbers?

Having been employed as a contractor for more than 18 years, 13 focused on Tilt-Up, I have never seen such economic times. I hear from the “old” guys about some of the bad times in years gone by, but the recession we are in now is testing all of us. Because of this, we find […]

Corporate Online Social Media Policies: A Necessity in Today’s Business Environment

By: Stephanie Brown Social networking is the leading phenomena in modern society. You likely hear mentions of Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Digg, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube on a daily basis, regardless of whether or not you participate in this new media. These tools are the new way of networking. Simply, online social media is about dialogue, two-way […]

Thoughts from a LEED AP

Carlos Canedo, Project Engineer for American Constructors Inc., is a LEED accredited professional with experience in commercial construction. He holds a Bachelor and Master degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Southern California. American Constructors Inc. is a 150-plus person construction company located in Texas and is currently working on LEED certification for a […]

TCA Dives Into Online Social Media: Come Join Us!

By: Stephanie Brown In recent months, you have probably heard or read about online social media. Social networking is the leading phenomena in modern society. These tools are the new way of networking. Simply, online social media is about dialogue, two-way discussions that bring people together in order t discover and share information. In fact, […]

Marketing in a Down Economy

By: Brian Gallagher As the economy continues its slow recovery, businesses in the construction industry face dynamic challenges. However, while many tighten their belts and cut their expenditures, in challenging economic times and competitive conditions, marketing is more important than ever. While dollars may be tight, studies show that a consistent presence in the market-place now […]

Thoughts from a LEED AP

Jim Cohen, VP of SBLM Architects PC, is a LEED accredited Architect with more than 20 years experience in commercial, retail and public sector work. SBLM Architects, PC is a 100+ person architectural firm with offices in New York, Miami and Dublin and is currently working on LEED certification for a number of stand-alone projects […]

When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Turn to Professional Associations

By: Kim Douglas When the economy is in a slump, most of us look for ways to reduce spending, ruthlessly slashing every expenditure that doesn’t deliver direct bottom-line benefit. But sometimes well-intended cost-cutting can fall victim to the law of unintended consequences. Take professional organization membership, for example. You might think your annual dues, event […]

Message From the Director: Online Networking

Networking is typically the number one benefit stated by members as to why they join a trade association. You can return the cost of membership by picking up one tip from another member. The only problem with face-to-face networking is that it takes time and money to travel to venues or events where the opportunity […]

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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.