Insulated Sandwich Panels

By: Darryl Dixon Composite Technologies Corp. TIPS FOR INSULATED SANDWICH WALL PANELS In the U.S., it is estimated that buildings consume 65 percent of the electricity generated and produce 30 percent of the national output of greenhouse gases. This has produced a shift in design and construction practices towards methods that significantly reduce the negative […]

Thoughts from a LEED AP

Andrew S. McPherson is president of Seretta Construction in Orlando, Fla. and Charlotte, N.C. He is also a LEED AP certified professional. We’ve asked him to share his insights as well as some advice about LEED and sustainable design in the Tilt-Up concrete industry. McPherson can be reached at 407-290-9440 or TCA: What does […]

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 […]

TCA Announces Winners of International Design Competition: TCA/PCA Storm Housing 2007

By: Amy Numbers, Constructive Communication, Inc. The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) has announced the winners of “TCA/PCA Storm Housing 2007,” an international design competition. Students in the field of architecture, currently in graduate or undergraduate programs, were invited to present conceptual designs for a storm-resistant housing complex located along the Gulf Coast using site cast […]

Tilt-Up, Sustainability, and the Environment

By Ashley Kizzire, Constructive Communication, Inc. Q&A WITH JIM BATY For a few years now, green building and sustainability have been two buzzwords often touted in the design and construction industry. As more owners and designers explore this trend, it is important to understand the benefits that the Tilt-Up system provides. Jim Baty, TCA […]

The Application of Tilt-Up Construction to Public School Buildings in the Leander Independent School District

By: D. Gary Pickett, P.E., Pickett, Kelm & Associates, Inc. In recent years, particularly in central Texas, Tilt-Up wall construction has gained momentum in public school construction. Case in point is the Leander Independent School District, located northwest of Austin and in the southwest corner of Williamson County. The district has become an innovative […]

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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.