Project Profile: Granite Heights

By: Wendy Ward, Constructive Communication Innovative Tilt-Up professionals have long known that the Tilt- Up method is a leading solution for challenging structures. One such project is a distribution/warehouse facility in Rockville, Md. Designed by TCA member Stephens Architectural Associates of Laurel, Md., the facility is located on an extremely complex hillside site that some believed […]

2006 Tilt-Up Convention: Industry Leader Provides Insight Into Denver Market

By: Wendy Ward, Constructive Communication, Inc. The second annual TCA Convention is quickly approaching. The Convention will be held in Denver, Colo. – one of the country’s fast growing cities. Tilt-Up has flourished in recent years in the Denver area as innovative professionals have pursued a vast array of projects. In 2006, four projects from […]

Message From the President: Getting What We Wanted

As I write this letter, we are just past mid year, and by all accounts, the industry is booming. In fact, just the other day we were celebrating that we have a warehouse to build while we thought “what a treat that will be!” That’s right….. a warehouse! I looked back at our last 20 […]

Message From the Director: Expanding Tilt-Up Applications

Tilt-Up construction has long been recognized as THE solution for distribution centers, manufacturing operations, and big box retailers. These building types comprised over half of the nearly 750,000,000 square feet of structures enclosed by Tilt-Up in 2005. Early projections show a continued trend in market expansion in 2006 and beyond as contractors build larger and more diverse […]

Tilt-Up Provides Real Solutions to Cinema Construction

By: Kimberly Kayler, Constructive Communication, Inc. With its sound-insulating properties, speed of construction and economic value, the Tilt-Up method is a natural choice for movie theater construction. But until recently, the Tilt-Up method, which is a longtime favorite for warehouse construction, has been a tougher sell for glamorous, glitzy movie theaters. However, as Tilt-Up has […]

Tilt-Up Provides Building Solutions for Today’s Religious Institutions

By: Jim Baty, Tilt-Up Concrete Association Today’s congregations face many of the same building challenges homeowners and businesses face – rising cost and availability of land, increasing construction costs, and high maintenance costs. To counter these obstacles, it is essential to select a construction method for new facilities that is both cost- effective during construction […]

Driven to Success: Tilt-Up is A Growing Solution for Auto Dealerships

By: Wendy Ward, Constructive Communication, Inc. According to the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), there are 21,640 new car dealerships in the United States. While this is an impressive number, many owners are building new facilities to accommodate their growing fleet. In fact, the NADA notes that in 1985, only 3,850 dealerships existed that sold […]

Past Presidents Speak Out: Where We’ve Been, and Where We’re Headed

As part of the 20th anniversary celebration of the TCA this year, TCA contacted past presidents of the Association to garner their thoughts about the growth of Tilt-Up over the years. Read on to learn what some of the industry leaders think about where the Tilt-Up industry has been and where it is headed.   […]

Grow Your Business by Marketing and Selling Tilt-Up

By: Ed Sauter, Tilt-Up concrete Association One of the most fundamental components of owning and operating a business is being able to sell your services or products. While this is one of the most basic tasks, it can also be one of the most challenging. Key to success in marketing and selling is having a […]

New Record Sales for Tilt-Up in the United States During 2005

With more than 753 million square feet of buildings (approximately 301 million square feet of wall panels) constructed using Tilt-Up in 2005, and approximately 664 million square feet of buildings (approximately 265 million square feet of wall panels) constructed in 2004, the industry experienced a growth rate of 13 percent in 2005. The annual growth rate is based on […]

Celebrating 50 Years

By: Ed Sauter, Executive Director Tilt-Up Concrete Association As TCA readies to mark the association’s 20-year anniversary, we would like to take this opportunity to celebrate one of our member’s accomplishments. Headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif., Prizio Construction has a significant milestone this year – they constructed their first Tilt-Up building 50 years ago. Since […]

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 […]

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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.