Promotions Committee Corner: Cold Weather Tilt-Up

By: Kim Corwin, A.H. Harris/HarMac Rebar For years, site-cast Tilt-Up construction has been dominant in warm-weather states like California, Florida and Texas. But in today’s challenging market, innovative contractors are bringing the method to the northern states, proving that Tilt-Up can be a cost-effective construction solution for colder climates, too. “There is still a great […]

Record Breaking Tilt-Up

By: Wendy Ward It’s no secret to those in the Tilt-Up industry that today’s projects are more complex and challenging than ever before. Not only are panels getting taller and wider, but they are also becoming more structurally sophisticated with longer spans, greater sizes, percentages of opening and even using more recycled material content. How […]

New Trends in Tilt-Up Finishes

By: Jim Baty Over the past decade, Tilt-Up concrete has made the transition from the go-to construction method for boxy warehouses to an option full of architectural possibilities and viable for a wide range of projects, including schools, churches, office buildings and even homes. Tilt-Up’s architectural flexibility is due in large part to innovations like reveals, […]

Single Story Tilt-Up Panel Design Considerations: Panel Anchorage When Overturning Net Uplift is Zero

By: D. Eric Smith, P.E. Modern Tilt-Up construction was first developed in Southern California in the 1950s. Technological developments made during World War II made it possible—notably ready-mix concrete delivery systems and the development of mobile cranes. Through its continued use and development over the decades, engineers have found Tilt-Up concrete construction to create structurally […]

Retail Tilt-Up

By: Ed Sauter In the arena of retail construction, time and creativity are equally paramount. Failure to meet a proposed deadline simply is not an option. A delay in a store opening may result in missing a busy shopping season or the launch of a new product line. In addition, many retail construction contracts have […]

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 […]

Tilt-Up Solution for Florida Electronics Company

By: Richard McPherson, P.E. A new office building for Florida electronics company, Jabil, was constructed using precast concrete panels via Tilt-Up methods. Due to panel width, off-site precast wall panels were not an option, so site-cast (Tilt-Up) was selected as a load-bearing component of the structural system. This presented numerous challenges since the proposed building […]

Member Profile: Tilt-Up Design System, LLC – Building Technology That Werks

By: Wendy Ward For TCA member Tilt-Up Design Systems (TDS), LLC, “building technology that werks (TM)” is not only their tagline – it is their business. Responding to this call, the firm recently soft launched their innovative, collaborative online application that allows the Tilt-Up industry to design and manage Tilt-Up projects, access resources and find […]

Beyond LEED — You Can Still Be Green

By: Kimberly Kayler As green and sustainability continue to be an ideal fit for the Tilt-Up industry, additional certification programs are being utilized by contractors to achieve the best outcomes when building green. For example, DIVCON Inc., a TCA member and contracting company located in Spokane, Wa., is currently using the Tilt-Up method for the […]

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 […]

TCA Elects New Board of Directors

TCA has announced the election of new board members and the slate of officers for the 2009 year. Jim MacKinnon, preconstruction manager at Saunders Construction Inc. (Centennial, Colo.) was elected president of the TCA Board of Directors at its annual meeting on Feb. 5. MacKinnon has been a member of the construction industry since 1991 […]

Message from the Director: What’s All the Fuss? Tilt-Up Has Always Been Green!

One of the hottest topics today in the construction world is sustainability. How “green” is your product? We sit here and wonder what has taken the rest of the world so long to become green. Tilt-Up has always been “green” – we just haven’t made that big a deal of it. I guess its time […]

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