Today’s Tilt-Up

By: Robert P. Foley, P.E. President, CON/STEEL Tilt-Up Systems Tilt-Up construction may still be the relative newcomer in the building industry, but the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) is already celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2006. Those of us who were involved in the industry back in 1986 can attest to how far Tilt-Up has come […]

Architecture Primer: How Understanding Basic Theory Creates Success

By: Alan Wilson, AIA, design principal at The Haskell Company In recent years, Tilt-Up professionals have begun to explore new innovations in design—so much so that this construction method, previously relegated to box-like warehouses, is now delving into the realm of architecture. But what makes a Tilt-Up project truly architectural? This is an area that […]

The History of TCA

By: Kimberly Kayler Constructive Communication, Inc. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA). Formed in 1986 by a small group of industry professionals who realized the need for an organization devoted to the interests of the Tilt-Up Concrete industry, the TCA has since grown to become an influential trade association […]

Keys to Converting Tilt-Up

By: Ed Sauter, Executive Director Tilt-Up Concrete Association  Adaptability is key to success in today’s design and construction industry, where having the wisdom to change direction often makes the difference in bringing a project in on time and under budget. One such change in direction that is becoming increasingly prevalent among new construction projects is the conversion of […]

TCA Elects New Board of Directors

TCA has announced the election of new board members and the slate of officers for the 2006 year. Laurence Smith, partner and director at J.W. Lindsay Enterprise, Ltd. (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia) was elected president of the TCA Board at it annual meeting on Jan. 19. Smith has been a member of the Tilt-Up construction industry […]

TCA Selects Recipients of 2006 Professional Achievement Awards

TCA has announced the recipients of five professional achievement awards presented at TCA’s annual meeting held on Thursday, Jan. 19, in conjunction with the World of Concrete. The awards recipients for 2006, selected by the Association’s Board of Directors after nomination by the general membership, are: Dave Kelly, vice president of engineering for Meadow Burke […]

Message From the Director: Market Transition

We are putting the final touches on Tilt-Up growth figures for the year 2005. It appears that Tilt-Up, as an industry, will surpass 1⁄4 billion square foot of wall and 3⁄4 billion square feet of building in the United States for the year ending December 31, 2005. While we have accurate numbers on the square […]

Tilt-Up Soars in Denver

By: Wendy Ward, Constructive Communication, Inc. As more companies move their operations to Denver or open branch offices there, new facilities will need to be constructed. Additionally, the population growth will create a need for more educational facilities. Savvy Tilt-Up professionals in the region have seized this opportunity and actively promoted the method as the […]

The Impact of TCA on the Tilt-Up Industry

By Ben Saltzman, TCA Member Services The TCA Achievement Awards Program is widely considered by TCA members to be one of the greatest benefits of membership. The sheer exposure of these projects brings considerable attention to TCA and member participants, while helping to shape conceptions in the design and construction industry about the versatility of […]

Tilt-Up Achievement Awards

Excellence in Achievement: Although 36 structures were selected as award recipients, the panel of judges rated three projects from across all categories to receive the exclusive title, Excellence in Achievement. These projects, detailed below, stand out for their unique and inventive use of the Tilt-Up method.   SIBAYA CASINO- • 485,000-SQUARE-FOOT SPECIAL PROJECT IN DURBAN, […]

Message From the President: The TCA Turns 20!

Your Association has just turned 20 years old and plans to celebrate all year long. And why not?! This very publication is a testament to what dedicated members add to our industry. The featured projects are prime examples of the current state of our art from across the country and around the world. I am […]

Message From the Director: Can it Get Better Than This?

What a great time to be involved in the Tilt-Up industry! This edition of the Tilt-Up Today is our official TCA Achievement Awards issue and I think you will be as impressed as I that aesthetics and innovation in Tilt-Up have achieved yet another high. I have been involved with the TCA since the inception of […]

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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.