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7921 Wiltshire Drive Dublin, OH 43016 614.873.6706, voice 443.587.1417, efax www.constructivecommunication.com TCA Update from CCI – April, 2011 Page No. 1 of 3 April 15, 2011 To: TCA Board of Directors Ed Sauter, Executive Director Jim Baty, Technical Director From: Kimberly Kayler, Constructive Communication, [email protected] Wendy Ward of Constructive Communication, [email protected] Re: 2011 Year-To-Date Marketing Update Following is an update of activities completed for the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) for the first 3 months of 2011 under the marketing retainer with Constructive Communication, Inc. (CCI). In short, CCI provides the following services (with actions summarized) to TCA: 1. Public relations efforts: Creation and management of all press releases, feature articles and editor coordination promoting Tilt-Up in regional and national trade publications. To date, this has entailed the creation and distribution of 6 press releases as well as securing approximately 24 major articles. We have also begun tracking coverage of TCA on the social media sites Twitter.com, Facebook.com and LinkedIn.com. If you add up the total number of readers reached based on circulation, the number totals 768,249. Please see detail of coverage on the following pages. We track not only circulation numbers, but also the advertising dollar equivalent. These numbers detail what it would have cost if you had purchased ads to obtain the same amount of coverage. To date, the ad dollar equivalent is $335,520. This number does not factor in the third-party credibility that public relations provides. 2. Concrete Construction column: Secured ongoing column in Concrete Construction that appears in the magazine every other month. 3. Tilt-Up Today magazine: CCI assists TCA staff by identifying stories, organizing and writing a majority of the content for the printed TCA magazine (staff handles layout) including member profiles, news and feature articles. CCI also assists with identifying stories/topics for the weekly Tilt-Update 4. TCA Twitter account: CCI is working with TCA staff to create content for the TiltUpToday Twitter account. CCI assists with identifying industry trend items to include on the TCA account. 5. Marketing Projects: CCI also assists TCA staff in marketing objectives, such as:

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7921 Wiltshire Drive Dublin, OH 43016 614.873.6706, voice 443.587.1417, efax www.constructivecommunication.com

TCA Update from CCI – April, 2011 Page No. 1 of 3

April 15, 2011 To: TCA Board of Directors Ed Sauter, Executive Director

Jim Baty, Technical Director From: Kimberly Kayler, Constructive Communication, [email protected] Wendy Ward of Constructive Communication, [email protected] Re: 2011 Year-To-Date Marketing Update Following is an update of activities completed for the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) for the first 3 months of 2011 under the marketing retainer with Constructive Communication, Inc. (CCI). In short, CCI provides the following services (with actions summarized) to TCA:

1. Public relations efforts: Creation and management of all press releases, feature articles and editor coordination promoting Tilt-Up in regional and national trade publications. To date, this has entailed the creation and distribution of 6 press releases as well as securing approximately 24 major articles. We have also begun tracking coverage of TCA on the social media sites Twitter.com, Facebook.com and LinkedIn.com. If you add up the total number of readers reached based on circulation, the number totals 768,249. Please see detail of coverage on the following pages. We track not only circulation numbers, but also the advertising dollar equivalent. These numbers detail what it would have cost if you had purchased ads to obtain the same amount of coverage. To date, the ad dollar equivalent is $335,520. This number does not factor in the third-party credibility that public relations provides.

2. Concrete Construction column: Secured ongoing column in Concrete Construction that appears in the magazine every other month.

3. Tilt-Up Today magazine: CCI assists TCA staff by identifying stories, organizing and writing a majority of the content for the printed TCA magazine (staff handles layout) including member profiles, news and feature articles. CCI also assists with identifying stories/topics for the weekly Tilt-Update

4. TCA Twitter account: CCI is working with TCA staff to create content for the TiltUpToday Twitter account. CCI assists with identifying industry trend items to include on the TCA account.

5. Marketing Projects: CCI also assists TCA staff in marketing objectives, such as:

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TCA Update from CCI – April, 2011 Page No. 2 of 3

a. Awards coverage and assistance: write copy about each award-winning project for the press releases, articles, newsletter, website and the video.

b. Secured media sponsor for the 2011 Convention. Concrete Construction will serve in this role and will provide significant coverage prior to the event.

c. Serve as a member of the Promotions Committee to provide insight. d. Assist TCA staff with miscellaneous marketing activities such as survey

development and copy for promotional pieces.

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TCA Update from CCI – April, 2011 Page No. 3 of 3

Tilt-Up Concrete Association – PR Recap and Return-On-Investment Type Name Publication Pub Date Pages Circulation Ad Equiv $Brief Tilt-Up Concrete Association Events at WOC Concrete International 1-Jan-11 0.25 15,038 919$ Article Tilt-Up Concrete Association Announces Availability of

Video on AFRL Blast ResearchFor Construction Pros.com 1-Jan-11 1.00 50,000 2,000$

Brief TCA Releases Tw o Books WOC Show Daily 1-Jan-11 0.25Article 2011 Tilt-Up Achievement Winners Concrete Construction 1-Jan-11 2.00 66,000 29,016$ Article Tilt-Up Offers Sustainable Option Concrete Construction 1-Jan-11 6.00 66,000 87,058$ Article TCA Announces Winners of the 2010 International

Student Design CompetitionFor Construction Pros.com 1-Jan-11 2.00 50,000 4,000$

Article 2011 Tilt-Up Achievement Winners WOC Show Daily 1-Jan-11 0.50Release TCA Announces Winners of the 2010 International

Student Design Competition “The Concrete Classroom”Press Release 25-Jan-11

Release TCA Elects New Board of Directors, McGuire Elected President

Press Release 2-Feb-11

Article Expanding Tilt-Up To The Middle East Concrete Construction 1-Feb-11 2.00 66,000 29,016$ Brief TCA/ACI Announce English and Spanish Certif ication

Event ACI News 1-Feb-11 New sletter

Brief New Books from TCA Concrete Construction 1-Feb-11 0.25 66,000 3,627$ Release TCA Selects Recipients of 2011 Professional

Achievement Aw ards Press Release 23-Feb-11

Article TCA Selects Recipients of 2011 Professional Achievement Aw ards

For Construction Pros.com 1-Feb-11 3.25 50,000 6,500$

Article TCA Selects Recipients of 2011 Professional Achievement Aw ards

Aggregate Research Institute 1-Feb-11 New sletter

Article TCA Recasts Architecture of Tilt-Up Concrete Products 1-Mar-11 0.50 19,200 2,376$ Article Tilt-Up Makes the Grade for School Campus Concrete Engineering International 1-Mar-11 3.00 25,000 4,500$ Release TCA Announces Call for Entries for 21st Annual

Achievement Aw ards ProgramPress Release 16-Mar-11

Article TCA Announces Call for Entries for 21st Annual Achievement Aw ards Program

Aggregate Research Institute 1-Mar-11 New sletter

Article TCA Announces Call for Entries for 21st Annual Achievement Aw ards Program

For Construction Pros.com 1-Mar-11 2.00 50,000 4,000$

Micro blog

TCA Announces Call for Entries for 21st Annual Achievement Aw ards Program

Modern Contractor Solutions (Facebook) 1-Mar-11 Facebook

Micro blog

CCIUpdate It's time to start preparing your submittals for the next TCA Achievement Aw ards competition.

Design Cost Data (Twitter) 1-Mar-11 Tw itter

Micro blog

It's time to start preparing your submittals for the next TCA Achievement Aw ards competition.

Design Cost Data (Facebook) 1-Mar-11 Facebook

Article TCA Achievement Recipients Concrete Construction 1-Mar-11 0.50 66,000 7,254$ Release Tilt-Up Concrete Association Announces Theme of

Annual ConventionPress Release 23-Mar-11

Article Tilt-Up Concrete Association Announces Theme of Annual Convention

For Construction Pros.com 1-Mar-11 1.00 50,000 2,000$

Brief On the Move: Mitch Bloomquist Concrete International 1-Mar-11 0.25 15,038 919$ Brief First Ever Tilt-Up Event in Spanish Concrete International 1-Mar-11 0.25 15,038 919$ Article Coating Tilt-Up Concrete Walls Concrete Construction 1-Apr-11 2.00 66,000 29,016$ Article TCA Announces 2011 Tilt-Up Concrete Achievement

Aw ard WinnersConcrete Technology Today 1-Apr-11 14.00 21,000 119,000$

Release TCA Announces Changes to Tw itter Account Press Release 11-Apr-11Brief TCA Announces Changes to Tw itter Account Design Cost Data 1-Apr-11 0.25 11,935 3,400$ Micro blog

Follow Tilt-Up Concrete Assoc (TCA) Under New Tw itter Profile

Design Cost Data (Twitter) 1-Apr-11 Tw itter

Micro blog

Follow Tilt-Up Concrete Assoc (TCA) Under New Tw itter Profile

Design Cost Data (Facebook) 1-Apr-11 Facebook

Article TCA Announces Changes to Tw itter Account Aggregate Research Institute April, 2011 New sletter

TOTALS 768,249 $335,520

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Tilt-Up Concrete Association Announces Availability of Video on AFRL Blast ResearchPosted: January 11th, 2011 08:14 AM CDT

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MT. VERNON, IOWA - The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) - a non-profit international organization that serves to expand and improve the use of site-cast Tilt-Up as the preferred construction method - has announced the availability of a video discussing the findings from research with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). In conjunction with the Portland Cement Association (PCA), the wall tests series define the resistance and failure mode of standard Tilt-Up concrete insulated sandwich walls subjected to Department of Defense (DoD) compliant forces.

"The video was commissioned to show evidence of the testing and to discuss the benefits that will come from the research," said Jim Baty, technical director of the TCA. "The goal of this program is to lead to new design documentation and engineering level predictive tools for blast resistant sandwich concrete walls meeting both protection and energy performance regulations."

For these tests, the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) provided oversight. The program was funded through a federal grant. Phase I involved the construction of full-thickness test strips for panels that were to undergo blast testing. The strips were constructed at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. at their remote test facility. Phase II involved the construction of full-scale test panels to be placed in test frames and exposed to a variety of explosive charges. These tests were performed this summer and fall at the blast testing range located at Tyndall Air Force Base near Panama City, Fla.

"The Air Force is rewriting criteria for blast resistance," said Michael Hammons, Ph.D., P.E. "Data from this program will factor in heavily. We will be able to establish new limit states for construction and extreme events."

"The goal of the research program is to both evaluate the performance of standard insulated concrete sandwich walls against blast demands and develop models to more accurately predict the response," said Clay Naito, Ph.D., P.E. and Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Lehigh University as well TCA task leader for the AFRL research project.

According to Naito, the tests studied several types of conventional concrete wall construction used in the U.S. "In the past, different panels had been studied statically," said Naito. "This testing studied walls panels in dynamic loads to look at the performance of panels under blast loads, particularly threats such as car bombs and anti-terrorism force protection type applications."

"The use of design-build in the military arena is an avenue Tilt-Up contractors are very versed in," said Mike Sugrue, Principal at LJB, Inc. "This opens Tilt-Up to a whole new arena to be considered as a viable method for extreme blast resistance. Based on these tests, Tilt-Up has a great future."

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To view the video, visit TCA's YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/TCAEducation. For additional information, please contact Jim Baty at 319-895-6911 or [email protected].

Printable version may be for personal use only. Content may not be duplicated, re-used or otherwise replicated without

expressed, written consent from ForConstructionPros.com and/or the original author/source.

Visit ForConstructionPros.com daily for the latest industry news, commentary, features and more.

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From: Concrete Construction Posted on: January 20, 2011News & Events

2011 Tilt-Up Achievement WinnersBy:Concrete Construction Staff

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) (Booth C4637) announced the recipients of the 2011 annual Tilt-Up Achievement Awards. In its 20th year, the awards program honors projects that use site-cast tilt-up concrete to introduce new building types, advance industry technology and provide unique solutions to building programs.

This year a panel of 14 judges recognized 23 award recipients. Below are the six projects that earned the program's best-of-the-best honor‹Excellence in Achievement.

Evie Garrett Dennis Campus: 188,000-sq.-ft. educational facility in Denver, Colo.; Saunders Construction Inc., Centennial, Colo.

City of Lauderhill Municipal Complex: 44,650-sq.-ft. municipal complex in Lauderhill, Fla.; Woodland Construction Co., Jupiter, Fla.

Beck Office Building: 32,000-sq.-ft. office building in Tampa, Fla.; Sunshine Structures Inc., Lehigh Acres, Fla.

Toho Water Authority Administrative Headquarters: 52,147-sq.-ft. office building in Kissimmee, Fla.; Tilt-Con Corp., Altamonte Springs, Fla.

Nordic Naturals: 89,384-sq.-ft. office/distribution center in Watsonville, Calif.; Ausonio Inc., Castroville, Calif.

Cedar Ridge High School: 375,000-sq.-ft. educational facility in Round Rock, Texas; American Constructors Inc., Austin, Texas.

Bedrock Quartz: 25,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing/industrial facility in West Jordan, Utah; J.M. Williams and Associates Inc./AE Urbia, Salt Lake City and Arc/Artel.

In addition to the top seven projects, 16 other projects were selected to round out the class of 2011 Tilt-Up Achievement Awards.

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48ROCK, Lincoln, Neb.; Ayars & Ayars Inc., Lincoln, Neb.•BRPH Office Building @Meridian Center, Palm Shores, Fla.; Woodland Construction Co., Jupiter, Fla.

Eagle Business Center, Orem, Utah; J.M. Williams and Associates Inc./AE Urbia, Salt Lake City.

Eye Institute of Texas, Dallas; Alliance Architects Inc., Richardson, Texas.•Iron Bridge Building III, Spokane, Wash.; DIVCON Inc., Spokane Valley, Wash.•Mosaic Florida Operations Center, Lithia, Fla.; Sunshine Structures Inc., Lehigh Acres, Fla.•

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Wasatch Supply Inc., Salt Lake City; J.M. Williams and Associates Inc./AE Urbia, Salt Lake City.

Warehouse/Distribution Category:

C Vista, Riverview, Fla.; Carr and Sons Masonry Inc., Pinellas Park, Fla.•Tramontina West Airport, Sugar Land, Texas; Powers Brown Architecture, Houston.•

Institutional Category:

District 9 Medical Examiner's Office, Orlando; Tilt-Con Corp., Altamonte Springs, Fla.•FAA Office Facility, Miramar, Fla.; Woodland Construction, Jupiter, Fla.•Lakeside Hospital in Belle Glade, Belle Glade, Fla.; Tilt-Con Corp., Altamonte Springs, Fla.•

Commercial Nonoffice Category:

Muvico Village 12, Fredericksburg, Va.; Citadel Contractors Inc., Apex N.C.•

Special Projects Category:

Armed Forces Reserve Center (AFRC), Norman, Okla.; The Korte Co., Highland, Ill.•Inland Empire Paper Co., Millwood, Wash.; DIVCON Inc., Spokane Valley, Wash.•Housing Unit Prototype, Amman, Jordan; SiteCast Construction Corp., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Learn more about the winners at www.tilt-up.org.

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From: Concrete Construction January 2011 Posted on: December 23, 2010Web Exclusive

Tilt-Up Offers Sustainable OptionBy:Ed Sauter

One Haworth Center's characteristic "bookend" design required multiple panels to be temporarily tied together across the windows to create panels that could be erected safely.

Credit: Tilt-Up Concrete Association

Embarking on a new construction project requires many decisions by project team members and owners—everything from budget and schedule concerns to long-term maintenance and utility costs. Today’s savvy owners have access to more information than ever before when undertaking a project and yet they are faced with more confusion and challenges because of that volume. A focus that used to be on financing, fulfillment, and life-cycle costs, today’s owner now must be aware of indoor air quality (affected by volatile organic compounds or VOCs), raw material depletion, and recycled content among many other new concepts. This new frontier of data acquisition and decision making evidences that owners are pursuing sustainable projects at a dramatically increasing rate. Beyond the societal benefits of designing and constructing sustainable facilities, owners desire a sustainable structure to reduce both short-term costs, by incorporating recycled materials, and long-term operating costs, by selecting better building systems for their facility.

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Why tilt-up

Concrete is a sustainable construction material found throughout the built environment, even before the green and sustainable building movement took hold. Offering the attributes of durability, low maintenance, local availability, high strength, and no impact on indoor air quality, concrete can be used on every type of end-use facility. Site-cast tilt-up offers not only these attributes, but many more that make it an optimal solution for sustainable construction. In addition to the natural beauty of concrete, tilt-up construction offers the versatility to reduce environmental impact by offering smaller footprints and stacked structures, resolving urban infill, and reducing the required site area for construction.

“By offering a reduced footprint while achieving the desired space and program requirements by going vertical, the area around the tilt-up structure can become a larger green space than those required by code minimums or it can even be used for solar panel arrays or other clean energy resources,” says Todd Edge, project manager at Kenneth R. Carlson, Architect—P.A., Deerfield Beach, Fla. “Therefore, tilt-up as a design medium can possibly foster additional eco-friendly and high-performance decisions that create a lasting influence.”

Beyond design and the versatility of tilt-up, local material acquisition and the use of the building site for production can reduce the carbon footprint and carbon dioxide emissions. Wall sections are thinner and material is used more efficiently as structural components result in less materials delivered to the jobsite and less waste generated during construction. The horizontal casting surface for vertical panels also greatly reduces the forming material requirements. Both virgin material demands and consumption of landfill space are reduced through the use of tilt-up concrete. Similarly, transportation costs, fuel consumption, and therefore carbon output are minimized through the reduction of vehicles traveling to the site to deliver materials or remove waste. In addition, the speed of construction afforded by tilt-up leads to less vehicles and machines being used during construction when compared to other construction methods. A specific benefit to contractors, developers, and owners is a savings in fuel costs.

The 300,000-sq.-ft. office building in Holland, Michl, earned a 2010 TCA Achievement Award of Excellence.

Credit: Tilt-Up Concrete Association

Sustainable construction focuses in part on the concepts of recycle and reuse. Tilt-up construction applies these concepts in several ways.

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During construction, recycled materials, such as steel reinforcement, large and small aggregates, commonly are used.

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Increased use of supplementary cementitious materials, such as fly-ash, slag, foundry sand, limes sludge, and silica fumes, encourages the concept of recycling during construction.

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Tilt-up buildings are more easily expanded during renovations or adapted for reuse. “For reuse, existing tilt-up structures offer an ease of expansion and retrofit that is not readily available with other construction methods,” says Edge. “Panels can be designed to be movable and engineered with the structural efficiency to allow for the modification and/or removal of openings. Knock-out openings can be designed into panels to allow for new doorways and windows based on the future phasing of a project.”

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During renovation, remodeling, or demolition, recycling occurs as tilt-up wall panels are crushed and used as the subbase for sidewalks, parking lots, casting slabs, or roads. Similar recycling occurs with the temporary slab conditions used to cast the panels.

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Once the panels are erect, tilt-up continues to offer sustainable benefits through greatly reduced mechanical system requirements.

The large panel size means joints are minimized, which limits air infiltration.1.As compared to other systems, tilt-up panels provide a lower level of permeability of air as well as loss of conditioned indoor air.

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Proven insulation systems provide uncompromised, continuous insulation layers. Developed specifically for tilt-up construction, they provide the maximum energy efficiency possible. Structures created with insulated wall panels are not affected by the daily temperature fluctuations; thus, lowering both cooling and heating costs, providing comfort for the owners as well as the occupants.

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Thermal mass inherent in the structural concrete layer establishes a dampening effect to the diurnal temperature cycle the building experiences. Combined with the continuous insulation systems in a sandwich wall design, the thermal mass produces a building envelope performance that is unparalleled.

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Through exposed concrete interior surfaces, indoor air quality can be improved by reducing VOCs and lowering maintenance requirements. Concrete itself is a nonoffgassing material, so it qualifies as low VOC.

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Natural concrete surfaces can be designed to actively absorb carbon dioxide from the air through carbonation and can self-clean oxidized organic matter with certain additives. Because natural concrete surfaces, or additive enriched concrete, can help clean the air and reduce the risk of sick building syndrome and building related illness, the need for high-maintenance carbon filters may not be required.

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Another key component of sustainable design is maximizing natural day lighting. “Natural day lighting can be provided for and controlled by compatible glazing or window systems with the structural efficiency of tilt-up panels,” says Edge. “Large openings allow for increased amount of natural light, reducing the demand load on the mechanical systems while maximizing views. In addition, tilt-up can be designed, engineered, and crafted in several ways—horizontally, vertically, diagonally, or curved—to help bounce natural light into the depths of the space. Conversely, the strategic placement of tilt-up panels provides critical yet economical sun-shading.”

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Premier Beverage choose tilt-up as a sustainable solution for its Silver LEED certified Tampa, Fla., facility.

Credit: Tilt-Up Concrete Association

Case study: One Haworth Center

Tilt-up professionals have begun promoting actively the method’s sustainable attributes as evidence by this year’s 2010 Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA), Mt. Vernon, Iowa, Achievement Awards. Winner of the Excellence in Achievement distinction, One Haworth Center is a 300,000-square-foot office building and renovation in Holland, Mich.

Intended to make a statement to their worldwide customers, the One Haworth Center renovation and addition was originally designed with a 54-foot-tall cast-in-place concrete wall along one side of the portion of the building termed “the bookend.” This unusual part of the building resembles a bookend because of its sloped and planted green roof, and tapered shape in plan. Up to 8 feet of this concrete wall is located belowgrade, supported on a cast-in-place retaining wall that forms one edge of an HVAC tunnel below the slab on grade. The design and construction team brought in Steinbicker and Associates, Dayton, Ohio, an engineer with a specialty in tilt-up, to facilitate the conversion of the cast-in-place wall to tilt-up; a value engineering conversion that ultimately saved the owner more than $200,000 and more than one month in the construction schedule.

The original architecture incorporated reveals and form tie “cones” into the exposed finish for the cast-in-place walls. These elements also were cast into the tilt-up panels during construction. Other unique architectural features include full-height diagonal windows and a sloped top on the panels. Although the window layout provides much architectural interest, it made the conversion to tilt-up

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somewhat difficult. The window layout dictated that some panels would be less than 3 feet wide at their base and more than 16 feet wide at the top, a panel geometry that would be unstable for erection purposes. For this reason, in several instances, multiple panels were temporarily tied together across the windows to create panels that could be erected safely. To accomplish this, temporary recessed horizontal concrete beams were added across the openings. These tie beams also acted to transfer the lifting forces from one side of the diagonal opening to the other, thus minimizing the differential deflections between the two sides of the panel during erection. Overcoming the effects of a full-height vertical depression in some of the panels, which reduced the structural thickness down to 5 1/2 inches, was the final challenge. This LEED registered building is classified as NC Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council.

“The relatively thick concrete walls provided superior thermal mass, which helped combat air infiltration and heat loss,” says Mark Remmetter, managing principal at Steinbicker and Associates. “The selection of tilt-up walls enabled the design and construction team to incorporate locally available materials in the concrete mix as well as recycled steel. These benefits helped the owner in their quest to achieve a LEED certified project.”

The building features a 50,000-sq.-ft. corporate office and 60,000-sq.-ft. wine storage area.

Credit: Tilt-Up Concrete Association

Case study: Premier Beverage

When one of Florida’s largest wholesale beverage distributors grew too large for its current location, site-cast tilt-up construction was the natural choice for the construction of its new facility in Tampa, Fla. As one of the top wine and spirits providers in the United States, Premier Beverage challenged the R.R. Simmons, Tampa, Fla., design-build team to not only construct a large industrial facility, but also have the building qualify for LEED certification.

“Given the scale of this project, tilt-up was always the direction we suggested to Premier Beverage,” says Randy Simmons, chairman. “Another reason why tilt-up was the natural choice for this facility was the shear mass of the panels. Florida has a stringent wind code and tilt-up is far and away the best solution for dealing with high wind issues.”

Designed to accommodate the company’s expected future growth, the 570,000-square-foot facility is expandable to the south by 500,000 square feet and to the north by 420,000 square feet. The facility also features a 50,000-square-foot corporate office to handle Premier Beverage’s West Florida operations. As a distributor of fine wines, Premier Beverage also incorporated a 60,000-square-foot, air-conditioned area within the warehouse specifically for wine storage. This large-scale project required 24,000-cubic-yards of concrete and nearly 49,000 tons of steel.

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One of the main challenges for this project was the fast-track nature of the delivery program. “By choosing tilt-up, we had far greater control of our panel construction, floor placement, and panel erection,” says Simmons. “Long known for fast-track delivery, tilt-up provides a tremendous advantage when compared to other building systems.”

With a building size the equivalent of 12 acres under a single roof, the R.R. Simmons design-build team had more than enough casting area to start panels while still grading the building pad in other locations. By phasing the project, R.R. Simmons was able to keep the project on track and complete the facility in just over 10 months.

Adding complexity to this already challenging project was Premier Beverage’s desire to have an environmentally friendly facility. A family-owned business, Premier Beverage is the second largest wine and spirit firm in the United States. They wanted a facility that could withstand the rigors of their operation, yet still lower their energy footprint.

“Originally, we planned to just pursue LEED certification, but as we moved through the project, we raised our goal to achieve LEED Silver certification,” says Simmons. “The design-build team worked smartly to mine every possible LEED point.”

Concrete and tilt-up played a pivotal role in the project obtained LEED Silver certification. Recycling goals were improved because the design-build team was able to recycle casting beds for the subbase and other uses. The team studied transportation issues and determined the onsite casting of the tilt-up panels further lowered their energy consumption and transportation costs when compared to other systems. By using exterior panels for loading, the team lessened the structural steel consumption, which saved energy in the production of steel and the transportation from outside of the Tampa market.

Another important factor in the decision to pursue LEED was the proximity of the site to a conservation area that housed a family of eagles. This adjacent site forced all the parties involved on the project to focus on the environmental impact of the project.

The benefits of Premier Beverage’s decision to build an environmentally sensitive facility have been numerous. Not only did the building receive the U.S. Green Building Council’s Silver LEED Certification, but it was recognized as one of the south’s largest LEED facilities. One important green feature of this project is the incorporation of a bright white thermoplastic olefin roof, which incorporates a highly reflective material that will minimize the heat absorption from Florida’s tough solar conditions. Working in concert with the users, the design-build team also implemented a smart lighting program. Motion sensors minimize the energy consumption of the facility. Additionally, the elevated lighting program places the most effective lighting solutions at specific points to provide the picking workforce with optimal clarity and reduce errors.

This project had a substantial benefit to the community. New jobs were created both during the construction process and when the company opened the doors. “The design-build team took a marginal site and vastly improved the stormwater issues for the area, as well as the water quality of the runoff,” says Simmons.

The Premier Beverage facility’s energy footprint has been drastically reduced from what would have been done if LEED would not have been investigated. “All parties involved with this project worked together to develop creative ideas to meet LEED goals, schedule constraints, and ensure the state-of-the-art nature of the facility,” says Simmons.

Ed Sauter is executive director of the Tilt-Up Concrete Association.

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TCA Announces Winners of the 2010 International Student Design CompetitionPosted: January 25th, 2011 12:24 PM CDT

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MT. VERNON, IOWA - The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) - a non-profit international organization that serves to expand and improve the use of Tilt-Up as the preferred construction method - has announced the winners of The Concrete Classroom 2010, an international design competition. Winners were announced at the TCA Annual Winter Meeting, which is held in conjunction with World of Concrete, in Las Vegas on Jan. 20, 2011.

Graduate and undergraduate students in the field of architecture were invited to present conceptual designs for a new education and training facility for a state concrete association, specifically designed with emphasis on the practical sustainability using site-cast Tilt-Up concrete panels. The competition was an international, open, single-stage ideas competition.

"The competition attracted a record number of entries from across the globe. The submitted designs were extremely diverse and demonstrated a great deal of ingenuity and creativity," Mitch Bloomquist, project manager for the TCA said, "promising an exciting future for the Tilt-Up industry."

Entries were received from several colleges and universities. Two University of Malaya students won first place, a student from the University of Houston received second place and two students from Alfred State College earned third place. Two submittals from two-person teams at Alfred State College received honorable mention distinctions.

Judges this year included four registered architects from across the country including two of the leading design professionals in the industry, a registered architect from the TCA staff, and the architect-of-record for the future concrete classroom. The panel of judges also included a representative from the Tennessee Concrete Association for which the facility is being planned. The following criteria were used to evaluate the submittals:

Creative/Aesthetic use of Tilt-Up concrete in the design solution•Tilt-Up concrete design - contribution to sustainable solution•Quality of overall concept, design, layout•

Overall sustainable solution•

The first place winners were the two-person team of Jong Lee Fung and William Ng from theUniversity of Malaya. Their solution includes a building comprised of several free-standing planar pieces that seem interlocking with each other. Intended to change the perception that Tilt-Up buildings are boxy, the walls act as dividers for different spaces. To show the design flexibility of the Tilt-Up concrete panels, some walls are designed into angular panels with circular opening and some

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with large openings. When entering the classroom, one will encounter a "tilting" wall, which may act as a demonstration panel.

For this entry, The Concrete Classroom's pentagon shape shows that it is steady and perpetual. The pentagon Concrete Classroom also portrays the possible combination of concrete with steel, glass, timber, water, light and shadow. The entrance of the Concrete Classroom seems to extend outward, with a cantilevered roof and water feature, creating a welcoming feel. Before entering the classroom, there is a foyer to serve as a break area. A large sliding glass door is placed on the south side of the building to maximize the use of natural day lighting as well as maximizing view towards the open area. The west facing roof is lifted higher to allow daylight penetrate deeper in to the room while blocking the west sun.

The second place prize went to Josh Robbins of the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture at the University of Houston who focused his design on three points - program needs, site conditions and design goals. The building concept is a combination of the exploration of these three ideas so that the building uses sustainable methods and allows room for growth. By addressing the site conditions, the supporting programs (i.e. the restrooms, mechanical room, and the serving area), are placed on the west side to minimize west facing glass and heat gain, while the classrooms are on the east side to allow morning light and indirect light throughout the day. Also, the front wall, on the south side, acts to protect the building from sunlight and provides a sense of entry. Operable windows allow ventilation into the classrooms as well as a more direct connection to the outside. These strategies will reduce the energy consumption of the building, while providing enjoyable spaces that allow users to understand how the building works with the elements, and how concrete works as a structure. The building embraces a Tilt-Up structure that redefines the natural properties of concrete by creating a building that does not appear massive, but one that is delicate and environmentally sustainable.

Showing the expanded range of possibilities with Tilt-Up construction, the team of Matt Garippa and Trevor Roeske from Alfred State College earned third place. Incorporating curved wall panels with various textures and colors, the building was orientated so that people viewing the building from a major road would be able to focus on the massive sculptural curved wall. In order to achieve a LEED Gold certification, a green roof system and solar panels was used. The design highlights the solar panels and green roof to emphasize the importance of sustainable building practices. The design blends appropriately with the existing buildings but shows the extraordinary possibilities available when using Tilt-Up concrete.

In addition to the top three projects, two additional projects received the honorable mention distinctions. The honorable mention project winners are as follows:

Martin Henning and Kurt Schrader, Alfred State College•James Allen and Matthew Mott, Alfred State College•

"This fourth consecutive year of the TCA Student Design Competition has evidenced a considerable increase in the comprehension of the Tilt-Up structures and the application to designs," said Jim Baty, technical director of the TCA. "The judges were very impressed with the quality of submittals and the fact that so many students gave the time to understand sophisticated details of the Tilt-Up process."

The program for the 2011 competition is again aimed at highlighting the unique, and perhaps lesser-known, benefits of the method. The need for affordable housing spreads worldwide. Given this need, the recent natural disasters that have shed light on the importance of safety and durability in affordable housing, and the work being done in the Tilt-Up industry, the 2011 TCA International Student Design Competition is structured to highlight the versatility and applicability of Tilt-Up

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TCA Announces Winners of the 2010 International

Student Design Competition “The Concrete Classroom”

MT. VERNON, IOWA (Jan. 25, 2011) The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) – a non-profit

international organization that serves to expand and improve the use of Tilt-Up as the preferred

construction method – has announced the winners of The Concrete Classroom 2010, an

international design competition. Winners were announced at the TCA Annual Winter Meeting,

which is held in conjunction with World of Concrete, in Las Vegas, Nev. on Jan. 20, 2011.

Graduate and undergraduate students in the field of architecture were invited to present

conceptual designs for a new education and training facility for a state concrete association,

specifically designed with emphasis on the practical sustainability using site-cast Tilt-Up

concrete panels. The competition was an international, open, single-stage ideas competition.

“The competition attracted a record number of entries from across the globe. The submitted

designs were extremely diverse and demonstrated a great deal of ingenuity and creativity,”

Mitch Bloomquist, project manager for the TCA said, “promising an exciting future for the Tilt-Up

industry.”

Entries were received from several colleges and universities. Two University of Malaya students

won first place, a student from the University of Houston received second place and two

students from Alfred State College earned third place. Two submittals from two-person teams at

Alfred State College received honorable mention distinctions.

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Judges this year included four registered architects from across the country including two of the

leading design professionals in the industry, a registered architect from the TCA staff, and the

architect-of-record for the future concrete classroom. The panel of judges also included a

representative from the Tennessee Concrete Association for which the facility is being planned.

The following criteria were used to evaluate the submittals:

• Creative/Aesthetic use of Tilt-Up concrete in the design solution

• Tilt-Up concrete design – contribution to sustainable solution

• Quality of overall concept, design, layout

• Overall sustainable solution

The first place winners were the two-person team of Jong Lee Fung and William Ng from the

University of Malaya. Their solution includes a building comprised of several free-standing

planar pieces that seem interlocking with each other. Intended to change the perception that

Tilt-Up buildings are boxy, the walls act as dividers for different spaces. To show the design

flexibility of the Tilt-Up concrete panels, some walls are designed into angular panels with

circular opening and some with large openings. When entering the classroom, one will

encounter a “tilting” wall, which may act as a demonstration panel.

For this entry, The Concrete Classroom’s pentagon shape shows that it is steady and perpetual.

The pentagon Concrete Classroom also portrays the possible combination of concrete with

steel, glass, timber, water, light and shadow. The entrance of the Concrete Classroom seems to

extend outward, with a cantilevered roof and water feature, creating a welcoming feel. Before

entering the classroom, there is a foyer to serve as a break area. A large sliding glass door is

placed on the south side of the building to maximize the use of natural day lighting as well as

maximizing view towards the open area. The west facing roof is lifted higher to allow daylight

penetrate deeper in to the room while blocking the west sun.

The second place prize went to Josh Robbins of the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture at

the University of Houston who focused his design on three points – program needs, site

conditions and design goals. The building concept is a combination of the exploration of these

three ideas so that the building uses sustainable methods and allows room for growth. By

addressing the site conditions, the supporting programs (i.e. the restrooms, mechanical room,

and the serving area), are placed on the west side to minimize west facing glass and heat gain,

while the classrooms are on the east side to allow morning light and indirect light throughout the

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day. Also, the front wall, on the south side, acts to protect the building from sunlight and

provides a sense of entry. Operable windows allow ventilation into the classrooms as well as a

more direct connection to the outside. These strategies will reduce the energy consumption of

the building, while providing enjoyable spaces that allow users to understand how the building

works with the elements, and how concrete works as a structure. The building embraces a Tilt-

Up structure that redefines the natural properties of concrete by creating a building that does not

appear massive, but one that is delicate and environmentally sustainable.

Showing the expanded range of possibilities with Tilt-Up construction, the team of Matt Garippa

and Trevor Roeske from Alfred State College earned third place. Incorporating curved wall

panels with various textures and colors, the building was orientated so that people viewing the

building from a major road would be able to focus on the massive sculptural curved wall. In

order to achieve a LEED Gold certification, a green roof system and solar panels was used. The

design highlights the solar panels and green roof to emphasize the importance of sustainable

building practices. The design blends appropriately with the existing buildings but shows the

extraordinary possibilities available when using Tilt-Up concrete.

In addition to the top three projects, two additional projects received the honorable mention

distinctions. The honorable mention project winners are as follows:

• Martin Henning and Kurt Schrader, Alfred State College

• James Allen and Matthew Mott, Alfred State College

“This fourth consecutive year of the TCA Student Design Competition has evidenced a

considerable increase in the comprehension of the Tilt-Up structures and the application to

designs,” said Jim Baty, technical director of the TCA. “The judges were very impressed with the

quality of submittals and the fact that so many students gave the time to understand

sophisticated details of the Tilt-Up process.”

The program for the 2011 competition is again aimed at highlighting the unique, and perhaps

lesser-known, benefits of the method. The need for affordable housing spreads worldwide.

Given this need, the recent natural disasters that have shed light on the importance of safety

and durability in affordable housing, and the work being done in the Tilt-Up industry, the 2011

TCA International Student Design Competition is structured to highlight the versatility and

applicability of Tilt-Up construction to affordable, durable, and sustainable single-family housing.

A call for entries will be released this summer.

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TCA was founded in 1986 to improve the quality and acceptance of site cast Tilt-Up construction, a construction method in which concrete wall panels are cast on-site and tilted into place. Tilt-Up construction is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States, combining the advantages of reasonable cost with low maintenance, durability, speed of construction and minimal capital investment. For more information about the TCA, visit www.tilt-up.org.

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TCA ELECTS NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS, MCGUIRE ELECTED PRESIDENT

MT. VERNON, IOWA (Feb. 2, 2011) The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) – a non-profit

international organization that serves to expand and improve the use of Tilt-Up as the preferred

construction method – has announced the election of new board members and the slate of

officers for the 2011 year.

Ed McGuire, Vice President of Construction at Bob Moore Construction, Inc. (Arlington, Texas)

was elected president of the TCA Board of Directors at its annual meeting on Jan. 20. McGuire

is responsible for construction and field operations at his firm. He has been a member of the

construction industry for more than 25 years and serves on the American Concrete Institute

(ACI) C-650 Tilt-Up Certification and 551 Tilt-Up Construction committees.

Other officers serving the Board for 2010 are:

• President-elect Glenn Doncaster of Citadel Contractors, Inc. (Apex, N.C.)

• Vice President Kimberly Corwin of A.H. Harris & Sons (Newington, Conn.)

• Secretary David Tomasula, P.E., of CON/STEEL Tilt-Up Systems (Dayton, Ohio)

• Treasurer Shane Miller of DIVCON, Inc. (Spokane Valley, Wash.)

• Past-president Jimmie Ballard of CMC Construction Services (Houston, Texas)

Elected to three-year terms to the Board for the first time are:

• Jeffrey Brown, AIA, of Powers Brown Architecture (Houston, Texas)

• Andrew S. McPherson of Seretta Construction (Apopka, Fla.; Charlotte, N.C. or Austin,

Texas)

• Shannon D. Stucker of AML, Inc. (Floyds Knobs, Ind.)

• James Williams, P.E., C.E., S.E., AIA of AE URBIA and J.M. Williams and Associates,

Inc. (Salt Lake City, Utah) -- more

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Those continuing service on the Board are:

• Clay Fischer of Woodland Construction Company (Jupiter, Fla.)

• Barclay Gebel of Concrete Strategies, LLC (St. Louis, Mo.)

• Tom Stecker of Composite Technologies Corporation (Boone, Iowa)

• Joe Steinbicker, P.E., of Steinbicker & Associates Inc. (Dayton, Ohio)

• Mike Wolstenholme of Meadow Burke (Chesterfield, Va.)

Ex-officio members of the Board from related associations are:

• Lionel Lemay, Director of Applied Engineering for the National Ready Mix Concrete

Association

• Douglas Sordyl, Managing Director for Industry Affairs of the American Concrete

Institute

• Tony Johnson, Regional Manager for the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute

• Larry Novak, Director of Engineered Buildings for the Portland Cement Association

In other business, TCA announced recipients of the Peter Courtois Memorial, Robert Aiken

Innovation, Murray Parker Memorial, Irving Gill Distinguished Architect and David L. Kelly

Engineering awards during the annual business meeting. Detailed information on the award

winners and copies of the meeting minutes are available through TCA by calling 319-895-6911

or visiting www.tilt-up.org. TCA was founded in 1986 to improve the quality and acceptance of site-cast Tilt-Up construction, a method in which concrete wall panels are cast on-site and tilted into place. Tilt-Up construction is one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S., combining the advantages of reasonable cost with low maintenance, durability, speed of construction and minimal capital investment. At least 10,000 buildings, enclosing more than 650 million square feet, are constructed each year using this construction method. For more information, visit www.tilt-up.org or contact TCA at 319-895-6911.

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TCA Selects Recipients of 2011 Professional Achievement Awards Posted: February 24th, 2011 10:30 AM CDT

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MT. VERNON, IA- - The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) - a non-profit international organization that serves to expand and improve the use of site-cast Tilt-Up as the preferred construction method - has announced the recipients of five professional achievement awards presented at TCA's annual meeting held on Thursday, Jan. 20 in conjunction with the World of Concrete.

The award recipients for 2011, selected by the Association's Board of Directors after nomination by the general membership and recommendation by the TCA's Awards Committee, are:

Sherman D. Balch Principal at Balch

Enterprises for the Peter Courtois Memorial Award

Frank Adames of Contratistas Civiles y Mecanicos (CCM) for the Murray Parker Memorial Award

Glen Stephens of SAA Architecture for the Irving Gill Distinguished Architect Award•Philip Kopf of The Kopf Consulting Group for the David L. Kelly Engineering Award•Somero Enterprises, Inc. for the Robert Aiken Innovation Award•

Peter Courtois Memorial Award

This award honors Peter Courtois, who died in 1992 after serving as senior vice president of engineering for Dayton Superior Concrete Accessories (formerly Dayton-Richmond Corporation). Courtois, an employee of Dayton Superior for 32 years, immeasurably contributed to the Tilt-Up industry through his tireless effort and dedication to several industry associations. He served on seven ACI committees, most notably the ACI-551 Tilt-Up Construction Committee. In addition, he was a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and served as the initial president of TCA, for which he was made an honorary member in 1991. Past recipients include: Robert Tobin, Dave Kelly, Dr. Koladi Kripanarayanan, Bill Lockwood, Sam Hodges, Bill Simpson, Murray Parker, Bob Truitt, Jesse Wyatt, Don Musser, Tom Collins, Hugh Brooks, Malcolm Davis, Gerry Miller and Bob Foley.

A tireless promoter of Tilt-Up for decades, Sherman D. Balch served as member of the TCA Board of Directors for six years, including a term as president in 2001. For several years, Sherman, along with Shawn Hickey, led a preparation course for the ACI/TCA Certification program, which helped to grow the program and increase participation. He was a frequent speaker touting the benefits of Tilt-Up and educating others about the possibilities available with the method. In addition to Sherman's personal efforts, his firm, Balch Enterprises, set a new standard for building form through the use of subtle and dramatic curves at building corners and along building elevations. He continues to pursue

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new concepts for Tilt-Up through Extollo International, a non-profit organization focusing on bringing building technology education to the country of Haiti, expanding their rebuilding effort.

"Sherman's leadership in the industry came at a critical time where designers were challenging the industry to expand the palette of form and finish. His commitment to education for emerging Tilt-Up professionals as well as a career dedicated to producing challenging examples of Tilt-Up excellence have set the standard for many contractors that have followed in his footsteps," said Jim Baty, technical director of TCA.

"It is a great honor and I am humbled by the award as there are so many hard working men and women that have contributed so much to the TCA," said Balch.

Murray Parker Memorial Award

Named in honor of Murray Parker who died in 2000, this award was created to recognize a contractor who has significantly contributed to the Tilt-Up industry. Parker was regarded for his development and promotion of Tilt-Up throughout the industry, especially in the Atlantic Provinces region of Canada. As General Manager/Vice President of B.D. Stevens, Ltd. in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Parker is credited with introducing Tilt-Up to an area of the world where many thought it was impossible to use the medium. His contributions and commitment to excellence helped the method gain credibility in the area and paved the way for future Tilt-Up projects. Past recipients include Tilt-Up Systems (S. Africa), Balch Enterprises, L.D. Clark, Citadel Contractors, Hughes General Contractors, Seretta Construction and Steve Miers.

During the past five years, Frank Adames and his company, CCM have received high acclaim for their extreme works of Tilt-Up in a market that has been dominated by cast-in-place frame and block in-fill. In addition, Adames has shown great devotion becoming highly active in the TCA and the promotion of the creativity embodied by Tilt-Up construction. Through the Tilt-Up Achievement Awards program, Frank Adames has shown many an aggressive Tilt-Up solution for multi-level above- and below-grade structures that uses Tilt-Up as both perimeter bearing wall construction as well as internal structural frames. His consistent involvement in TCA Convention has brought significant content to his peers while bringing home solutions to the challenges faced in the Dominican Republic. More than any other accomplishment, CCM has been single-handedly responsible for the growth of Tilt-Up as a major construction system throughout the Dominican Republic with more than 100 buildings now on the island, some among the largest in the world. He now sets the standard for not only development of Tilt-Up in this market but also integrating technology through each and every project using BIM to provide complete integration for his projects.

"I am honored to be the recipient of the Murray Parker Memorial award, recognizing the pioneering and innovation in the Tilt-Up industry," said Adames. "We started using the Tilt-Up system 15 years ago with great acceptance from the Dominican market. It was possible with the help of the TCA and its members. Many people opened their doors and spent hours and days reviewing and commenting on our projects. They gave us the confidence that we were on the right path. Thank you for the recognition and support."

Irving Gill Distinguished Architect Award

The TCA's Distinguished Architect Award is named in honor of Irving J. Gill. Early in the history of concrete construction, Gill-a prominent architect in Southern California-designed and constructed a house in Hollywood employing Aiken's method for Tilt-Up in 1912. This led Gill to purchase the patent rights of the bankrupt Aiken Reinforced Concrete Company forming his own Concrete Building and Investment Company. Without the architectural mindset of Gill, the industry may very well have taken a much slower time to rise to its current dominance. His crowning Tilt-Up

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achievement remains as one of the great early examples of modern concrete, the La Jolla Women's Club. Past recipients include RMW architecture, Intergroup Architects, Kovert Hawkins Architects, The Haskell Company, Powers Brown Architecture, Kenneth R. Carlson, Architect - P.A and James M. Williams of AE URBIA and J.M. Williams and Associates.

For 35 years, R. Glen Stephens has had a vision for how a successful architect should guide himself and his practice - by creating a "client centered firm dedicated to designing buildings that are functional, striking, and innovative." Stephens has been a devoted advocate for Tilt-Up and has been instrumental in several key TCA projects and programs. These include The Architecture of Tilt-Up, now in its 2nd edition; the globally-expanded TCA Achievement Awards; and a Design Charette forum for architects. His participation and leadership has been present on several TCA committees as well as on the TCA Board where he was the first architect elected to the TCA Board of Directors and served as president of the TCA Board 2003. His knowledge and background have been inspiring to many members of the TCA and he has been a true leader in the industry by constantly learning how to apply Tilt-Up construction in new and innovative ways.

"I am honored to win an award named after the innovative Irving Gill," said Stephens. "In our goal of designing striking, functional, innovative projects, we strive to honor his legacy."

David L. Kelly Engineering Award

The TCA's Distinguished Engineer Award was renamed in 2008 to honor the career-long commitment by David Kelly of Meadow Burke to the Tilt-Up industry. Kelly retired from Meadow Burke as Vice President and Chief Engineer and continues in private practice to solve unique Tilt-Up challenges. He was a longtime board member and past president of the TCA. His innovative and creative engineering ideas led to the construction of hundreds of Tilt-Up projects. Previous winners of this award include Johnson Structural Group, BBM Structural Engineers, John Lawson, Jeff Griffin, Alan Reay Consultants and Gerry Weiler.

This year's recipient, Philip Kopf, has been committed to promoting Tilt-Up as a preferred method of construction. He has served the industry unselfishly by maintaining active participation and consistent input on various ACI and TCA committees focused at improving both the design recognition of Tilt-Up and the parameters to which it is promoted. Kopf served on the TCA Board of Directors for 15 years, during which he served two terms as TCA president to provide leadership to the direction of the industry. His service also included participation in the TCA's Seismic Task Force, AFRL Blast Testing Program and a variety of other initiatives that aimed to set standards or answer key industry influences.

"I am humbled and excited to receive this award," said Kopf. "This award has special meaning to me since Dave Kelly is a friend and mentor to me in this industry. Throughout my career, I have always sought to invest back into the industry that has provided so much help and support for me over the years. I am truly honored that my years of professional practice are being recognized. "

Robert Aiken Innovation Award

This award honors Robert Aiken - a founding father of Tilt-Up construction. Known for initiating a more architectural direction for Tilt-Up, Aiken is credited with the concept of casting panels face-up to provide a medium for developing craftsmanship in the construction method. Past recipients include: Accubrace Shoring, Elmer Payne (Dayton Richmond), Composite Technologies (Thermomass), Scott System, Victory Bear, Tilt-Con and Textured Coatings of America, Inc.

As the Tilt-Up industry looked to conquer a more architectural appearance, the quality of finishes needed to improve both for the slabs and panel surfaces. With the advent of the Laser Screed®,

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Somero Enterprises, Inc. provided Tilt-Up contractors with a tool to achieve a high architectural finish. Invented to improve the quality of floor slabs, few could have anticipated the significance to which this piece of equipment would liberate the contractor to once again become a craftsman.

"Somero strives to be an innovative force in concrete equipment and we are proud to have been honored with the prestigious Robert Aiken Innovation Award," said Jack Cooney, President of Somero Enterprises, Inc. "TCA members represent the best of the best in the industry and we hope Somero can continue to contribute to the growth and quality practices of its members."

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TCA selects recipients of 2011 Professional Achievement Awards Http://www.aggregateresearch.com/article.aspx?ID=21589 Feb, 24 2011

(Mount Vernon, Iowa) -- The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) – a non-profit international organization that serves to expand and improve the use of site-cast Tilt-Up as the preferred construction method – has announced the recipients of five professional achievement awards presented at TCA’s annual meeting held on Thursday, Jan. 20 in conjunction with the World of Concrete.

The award recipients for 2011, selected by the Association's Board of Directors after nomination by the general membership and recommendation by the TCA’s Awards Committee, are:

Sherman D. Balch, Principal at Balch Enterprises for the Peter Courtois Memorial Award •Frank Adames of Contratistas Civiles y Mecanicos (CCM) for the Murray Parker Memorial Award •Glen Stephens of SAA Architecture for the Irving Gill Distinguished Architect Award •Philip Kopf of The Kopf Consulting Group for the David L. Kelly Engineering Award •Somero Enterprises, Inc. for the Robert Aiken Innovation Award Peter Courtois Memorial Award •

This award honors Peter Courtois, who died in 1992 after serving as senior vice president of engineering for Dayton Superior Concrete Accessories (formerly Dayton-Richmond Corporation).

Courtois, an employee of Dayton Superior for 32 years, immeasurably contributed to the Tilt-Up industry through his tireless effort and dedication to several industry associations. He served on seven ACI committees, most notably the ACI-551 Tilt-Up Construction Committee. In addition, he was a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and served as the initial president of TCA, for which he was made an honorary member in 1991. Past recipients include: Robert Tobin, Dave Kelly, Dr. Koladi Kripanarayanan, Bill Lockwood, Sam Hodges, Bill Simpson, Murray Parker, Bob Truitt, Jesse Wyatt, Don Musser, Tom Collins, Hugh Brooks, Malcolm Davis, Gerry Miller and Bob Foley.

A tireless promoter of Tilt-Up for decades, Sherman D. Balch served as member of the TCA Board of Directors forsix years, including a term as president in 2001. For several years, Sherman, along with Shawn Hickey, led a preparation course for the ACI/TCA Certification program, which helped to grow the program and increase participation. He was a frequent speaker touting the benefits of Tilt-Up and educating others about the possibilities available with the method. In addition to Sherman’s personal efforts, his firm, Balch Enterprises, set a new standard for building form through the use of subtle and dramatic curves at building corners and along building elevations. He continues to pursue new concepts for Tilt-Up through Extollo International, a non-profit organization focusing on bringing building technology education to the country of Haiti, expanding their rebuilding effort.

“Sherman’s leadership in the industry came at a critical time where designers were challenging the industry to expand the palette of form and finish. His commitment to education for emerging Tilt-Up professionals as well as a career dedicated to producing challenging examples of Tilt-Up excellence have set the standard for many contractors that have followed in his footsteps,” said Jim Baty, technical director of TCA.

“It is a great honor and I am humbled by the award as there are so many hard working men and women that have contributed so much to the TCA,” said Balch.

Murray Parker Memorial Award

Named in honor of Murray Parker who died in 2000, this award was created to recognize a contractor who has significantly contributed to the Tilt-Up industry. Parker was regarded for his development and promotion of Tilt-Up throughout the industry, especially in the Atlantic Provinces region of Canada. As General Manager/Vice President of B.D. Stevens, Ltd. in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Parker is credited with introducing Tilt-Up to an area of the world where many thought it was impossible to use the medium. His contributions and commitment to excellence helped the method gain credibility in the area and paved the way for future Tilt-Up projects. Past

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recipients include Tilt-Up Systems (S. Africa), Balch Enterprises, L.D. Clark, Citadel Contractors, Hughes General Contractors, Seretta Construction and Steve Miers.

During the past five years, Frank Adames and his company, CCM have received high acclaim for their extreme works of Tilt-Up in a market that has been dominated by cast-in-place frame and block in-fill. In addition, Adames has shown great devotion becoming highly active in the TCA and the promotion of the creativity embodied by Tilt-Up construction.

Through the Tilt-Up Achievement Awards program, Frank Adames has shown many an aggressive Tilt-Up solution for multi-level above- and below-grade structures that uses Tilt-Up as both perimeter bearing wall construction as well as internal structural frames. His consistent involvement in TCA Convention has brought significant content to his peers while bringing home solutions to the challenges faced in the Dominican Republic.

More than any other accomplishment, CCM has been single-handedly responsible for the growth of Tilt-Up as a major construction system throughout the Dominican Republic with more than 100 buildings now on the island, some among the largest in the world. He now sets the standard for not only development of Tilt-Up in this market but also integrating technology through each and every project using BIM to provide complete integration for his projects.

“I am honored to be the recipient of the Murray Parker Memorial award, recognizing the pioneering and innovation in the Tilt-Up industry,” said Adames. “We started using the Tilt-Up system 15 years ago with great acceptance from the Dominican market. It was possible with the help of the TCA and its members. Many people opened their doors and spent hours and days reviewing and commenting on our projects. They gave us the confidence that we were on the right path. Thank you for the recognition and support.”

Irving Gill Distinguished Architect Award

The TCA’s Distinguished Architect Award is named in honor of Irving J. Gill. Early in the history of concrete construction, Gill—a prominent architect in Southern California—designed and constructed a house in Hollywood employing Aiken’s method for Tilt-Up in 1912. This led Gill to purchase the patent rights of the bankrupt Aiken Reinforced Concrete Company forming his own Concrete Building and Investment Company. Without the architectural mindset of Gill, the industry may very well have taken a much slower time to rise to its current dominance.

His crowning Tilt-Up achievement remains as one of the great early examples of modern concrete, the La Jolla Women’s Club. Past recipients include RMW architecture, Intergroup Architects, Kovert Hawkins Architects, The Haskell Company, Powers Brown Architecture, Kenneth R. Carlson, Architect – P.A and James M. Williams of AE URBIA and J.M. Williams and Associates.

For 35 years, R. Glen Stephens has had a vision for how a successful architect should guide himself and his practice – by creating a “client centered firm dedicated to designing buildings that are functional, striking, and innovative.” Stephens has been a devoted advocate for Tilt-Up and has been instrumental in several key TCA projects and programs. These include The Architecture of Tilt-Up, now in its 2nd edition; the globally-expanded TCA Achievement Awards; and a Design Charette forum for architects. His participation and leadership has been present on several TCA committees as well as on the TCA Board where he was the first architect elected to the TCA Board of Directors and served as president of the TCA Board 2003. His knowledge and background have been inspiring to many members of the TCA and he has been a true leader in the industry by constantly learning how to apply Tilt-Up construction in new and innovative ways.

“I am honored to win an award named after the innovative Irving Gill,” said Stephens. “In our goal of designing striking, functional, innovative projects, we strive to honor his legacy.”

David L. Kelly Engineering Award

The TCA’s Distinguished Engineer Award was renamed in 2008 to honor the career-long commitment by David Kelly of Meadow Burke to the Tilt-Up industry. Kelly retired from Meadow Burke as Vice President and Chief Engineer and continues in private practice to solve unique Tilt-Up challenges. He was a longtime board member and past president of the TCA. His innovative and creative engineering ideas led to the construction of hundreds of Tilt-Up projects.

Previous winners of this award include Johnson Structural Group, BBM Structural Engineers, John Lawson, Jeff Griffin, Alan Reay Consultants and Gerry Weiler.

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This year’s recipient, Philip Kopf, has been committed to promoting Tilt-Up as a preferred method of construction. He has served the industry unselfishly by maintaining active participation and consistent input on various ACI and TCA committees focused at improving both the design recognition of Tilt-Up and the parameters to which it is promoted. Kopf served on the TCA Board of Directors for 15 years, during which he served two terms as TCA president to provide leadership to the direction of the industry. His service also included participation in the TCA’s Seismic Task Force, AFRL Blast Testing Program and a variety of other initiatives that aimed to set standards or answer key industry influences.

“I am humbled and excited to receive this award,” said Kopf. “This award has special meaning to me since Dave Kelly is a friend and mentor to me in this industry. Throughout my career, I have always sought to invest back into the industry that has provided so much help and support for me over the years. I am truly honored that my years of professional practice are being recognized. “

Robert Aiken Innovation Award

This award honors Robert Aiken – a founding father of Tilt-Up construction. Known for initiating a more architectural direction for Tilt-Up, Aiken is credited with the concept of casting panels face-up to provide a medium for developing craftsmanship in the construction method.

Past recipients include: Accubrace Shoring, Elmer Payne (Dayton Richmond), Composite Technologies (Thermomass), Scott System, Victory Bear, Tilt-Con and Textured Coatings of America, Inc.

As the Tilt-Up industry looked to conquer a more architectural appearance, the quality of finishes needed to improve both for the slabs and panel surfaces. With the advent of the Laser Screed®, Somero Enterprises, Inc. provided Tilt-Up contractors with a tool to achieve a high architectural finish. Invented to improve the quality of floor slabs, few could have anticipated the significance to which this piece of equipment would liberate the contractor to once again become a craftsman.

“Somero strives to be an innovative force in concrete equipment and we are proud to have been honored with the prestigious Robert Aiken Innovation Award,” said Jack Cooney, President of Somero Enterprises, Inc. “TCA members represent the best of the best in the industry and we hope Somero can continue to contribute to the growth and quality practices of its members.”

About the TCA TCA was founded in 1986 to improve the quality and acceptance of site-cast Tilt-Up construction, a method in which concrete wall panels are cast on-site and tilted into place. Tilt-Up construction is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States, combining the advantages of reasonable cost with low maintenance, durability, speed of construction and minimal capital investment. At least 10,000 buildings, enclosing more than 650 million square feet, are constructed each year using this construction method. For more information, visit www.tilt-up.org or contact TCA at 319-895-6911.

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TCA announces call for entries for 21st Annual Achievement Awards Program Http://www.aggregateresearch.com/article.aspx?ID=21747 Mar, 17 2011

(Mount Vernon, Iowa) -- The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) – a non-profit international organization that serves to expand and improve the use of Tilt-Up as the preferred construction method – has announced the call for entries for the 21st installment of the Tilt-Up Achievement Awards Competition.

The TCA Awards Program recognizes outstanding site cast Tilt-Up structures and advances in technology, products and methods used in the Tilt-Up industry. Submitters must be a member of the TCA and are required to submit a one-page abstract of the project that includes the best photo as well as the top three reasons why the project is worthy of consideration for an Achievement Award. Additional project details are requested including the participants, key features and statistics and the industry technology and materials involved. Photography plays a key role in the review of the projects by the judges supporting both the Tilt-Up achievements that were produced as well as the overall finished composition for the project.

The additional rules and categories for submission can be found at Tilt-Up Awards at www.tilt-up.org in a download (Adobe PDF) format and are summarized as follows:

Eligibility – The submitting company must be a part of the design/supply team and must be a TCA Member. Companies may enter their projects at any time during the year, now that submittals are continuously open. Projects are not to be limited to the past year of construction as many excellent Tilt-Up achievements continue to be discovered that have been built for years throughout the world.

Criteria – All projects are judged by the same criteria: aesthetic appeal, creativity of structural and architectural design, and setting new standards/advancing the industry. The points accumulated in each of these categories are averaged for all judges and then totaled with a weighting based on aesthetic appeal and creativity of structural/architectural design receiving 40 percent each and setting new standards/advancing the industry receiving 20 percent. The panel of judges, comprised of members from the core TCA member categories as well as invited industry representatives, are then given an extra rating of from 1 to 10 points to award projects at their discretion that are particularly successful or compelling.

Categories – Submitters are encouraged to carefully consider their projects and place them in a specific category based on the end-use of the structure. A broad list of categories and sub-categories has evolved over the past several years to better represent the impact Tilt-Up has had on the entire built environment while maintaining an interest in recognizing exceptional accomplishments and innovative technologies. Please note that the judges are instructed to alter the category of a project if they feel it is better represented in something other than the submitted area in the interest of the submitter and will benefit the project better in that placement.

Materials for Submission: Submitters are required to provide a minimum of six photographs representing both the construction and finished achievements as well as demonstrating the extent to which Tilt-Up was used in the project. These photos should specifically demonstrate to the judges how the project meets the criteria listed. A variety of construction and finished project shots, both exterior and interior, strengthen submittals. If digital photography is used, all images must be in a minimum 300 dpi at 5-by-7-inch format size. This year’s submittal package and entry form can be obtained at www.tilt-up.org by selecting the “Awards” button.

Entry Fees/Deadline -- There is a $150 entry fee per project and per category submitted. Entry forms for the 21stannual competition must be submitted by June 30, 2011. All entries received after June 30 will automatically be eligible for the contest the following year.

To Submit – Submittal forms and directions can be found on the TCA website, www.tilt-up.org, by selecting the Awards button or obtained by contacting TCA at 319-895-6911. Examples of what constitutes a good submittal can also be found on the Awards page of the website. Should you have further questions regarding this year’s Achievement Awards, please contact Jim Baty at TCA headquarters or by email at [email protected].

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About the TCA TCA was founded in 1986 to improve the quality and acceptance of site cast Tilt-Up construction, a construction method in which concrete wall panels are cast on-site and tilted into place. Tilt-Up construction is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States, combining the advantages of reasonable cost with low maintenance, durability, speed of construction and minimal capital investment. For more information about the TCA, visit www.tilt-up.org, call 319-895-6911 or e-mail [email protected].

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TCA Announces Call for Entries for 21st Annual Achievement Awards Program Posted: March 17th, 2011 09:11 AM CDT

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MOUNT VERNON, IOWA - The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) - a non-profit international organization that serves to expand and improve the use of Tilt-Up as the preferred construction method - has announced the call for entries for the 21st installment of the Tilt-Up Achievement Awards Competition.

The TCA Awards Program recognizes outstanding site cast Tilt-Up structures and advances in technology, products and methods used in the Tilt-Up industry. Submitters must be a member of the TCA and are required to submit a one-page abstract of the project that includes the best photo as well as the top three reasons why the project is worthy of consideration for an Achievement Award. Additional project details are requested including the participants, key features and statistics and the industry technology and materials involved. Photography plays a key role in the review of the projects by the judges supporting both the Tilt-Up achievements that were produced as well as the overall finished composition for the project.

The additional rules and categories for submission can be found at Tilt-Up Awards at www.tilt-up.org in a download (Adobe PDF) format and are summarized as follows:

Eligibility -- The submitting company must be a part of the design/supply team and must be a TCA Member. Companies may enter their projects at any time during the year, now that submittals are continuously open. Projects are not to be limited to the past year of construction as many excellent Tilt-Up achievements continue to be discovered that have been built for years throughout the world.

Criteria -- All projects are judged by the same criteria: aesthetic appeal, creativity of structural and architectural design, and setting new standards/advancing the industry. The points accumulated in each of these categories are averaged for all judges and then totaled with a weighting based on aesthetic appeal and creativity of structural/architectural design receiving 40 percent each and setting new standards/advancing the industry receiving 20 percent. The panel of judges, comprised of members from the core TCA member categories as well as invited industry representatives, are then given an extra rating of from 1 to 10 points to award projects at their discretion that are particularly successful or compelling.

Categories -- Submitters are encouraged to carefully consider their projects and place them in a specific category based on the end-use of the structure. A broad list of categories and sub-categories has evolved over the past several years to better represent the impact Tilt-Up has had on the entire built environment while maintaining an interest in recognizing exceptional accomplishments and innovative technologies. Please note that the judges are instructed to alter the category of a project if they feel it is better represented in something other than the submitted area in the interest of the submitter and will benefit the project better in that placement.

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Materials for Submission -- Submitters are required to provide a minimum of six photographs representing both the construction and finished achievements as well as demonstrating the extent to which Tilt-Up was used in the project. These photos should specifically demonstrate to the judges how the project meets the criteria listed. A variety of construction and finished project shots, both exterior and interior, strengthen submittals. If digital photography is used, all images must be in a minimum 300 dpi at 5-by-7-inch format size. This year's submittal package and entry form can be obtained at www.tilt-up.org by selecting the "Awards" button.

Entry Fees/Deadline -- There is a $150 entry fee per project and per category submitted. Entry forms for the 21st annual competition must be submitted by June 30, 2011. All entries received after June 30 will automatically be eligible for the contest the following year.

To Submit -- Submittal forms and directions can be found on the TCA website, www.tilt-up.org, by selecting the Awards button or obtained by contacting TCA at 319-895-6911. Examples of what constitutes a good submittal can also be found on the Awards page of the website. Should you have further questions regarding this year's Achievement Awards, please contact Jim Baty at TCA headquarters or by email at [email protected].

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Tilt-Up Concrete Association Announces Theme of Annual Convention Posted: March 28th, 2011 09:39 AM CDT

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MT. VERNON, IOWA -- The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) - a non-profit international organization that serves to expand and improve the use of Tilt-Up as the preferred construction method - has announced the theme and date for its annual convention, to be held Sept. 28 - Oct. 1 in Kansas City, Mo.

According to Ed Sauter, TCA Executive Director, "STRATEGIES" was selected as the theme. This year's Convention will focus on methods to help Tilt-Up professionals grow their business. The educational program is packed with opportunities for attendees to discover money and time saving strategies, life saving safety tips and fresh marketing strategies. Topics include anti-terrorism force protection and Tilt-Up, working with government entities, company certification, converting projects to Tilt-Up and other key topics relevant to today's Tilt-Up professional.

In addition to the educational program, the 2011 TCA Annual Convention will feature both indoor and outdoor exhibitions showcasing the latest and greatest in Tilt-Up products and services. The convention begins on the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 28 with a tour of some of the impressive Tilt-Up structures around the Kansas City area followed by an outdoor Tilt-Up exhibition and barbeque. The Tilt-Up Achievement Awards luncheon will be held on Friday afternoon and the Convention wraps up on Saturday morning, with the final of many networking opportunities, on the golf course.

To be held at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center in Kansas City, the Convention is the premier gathering of the Tilt-Up industry each year with a multi-discipline approach to education and networking. Any company involved in the Tilt-Up industry, designing with Tilt-Up, seeking to own a Tilt-Up building or just curious about the current state-of-the-art advancements in Tilt-Up will find this a challenging and inspiring Convention. Construction personnel, engineers, architects and owners are all invited and encouraged to attend in order to maximize the benefit to each company.

The Convention also serves as another venue for the Tilt-Up Supervisor's Certification exam - a jointprogram of the TCA and the American Concrete Institute. The examination consists of a closed-book, two-hour written test with 80 multiple-choice questions. A Spanish version of the exam will also be offered this year. For more information about the exam, please contact TCA at 319-895-6911.

Additional information and registration details are available on TCA's website atwww.tilt-up.org/convention.

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The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) – an international nonprofit organisation that serves to

expand and improve the use of Tilt-Up as the preferred construction method – recently announced the recipients of the 2011 Tilt-Up Achievement Awards.

Now in its 20th consecutive year, the Achievement Awards program was established by TCA to honour projects that use site-cast Tilt-Up concrete to introduce new building types, advance industry technology and provide unique solutions to building programs. Projects were reviewed by a panel of 14 judges, representing the TCA membership, educational institutions, publishing and industry management. Several judges worked collaboratively within their companies to broaden the perspective and the experience base used to evaluate the projects. As in previous years, submittals were judged on

aesthetic expression, schedule, size, originality, finishes and special conditions; all characteristics of the projects that would attract and hold the interest of architects and building owners. To qualify for consideration, projects had to be submitted by a TCA member in good standing.

According to Jim Baty, Technical Director of the TCA, the strength of Tilt-Up continues to be evidenced through projects submitted for this awards program. “Despite the pressures created on teams throughout the industry in the face of these difficult economic conditions, the importance of demonstrating craftsmanship, creativity and dominant solutions remains,” said Baty. “The projects awarded this year continue to display the progressive movement found throughout the Tilt-Up industry.”

Project submittals were encouraged from any market segment and were aligned into specific categories and

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sub-categories: Manufacturing/Industrial, Corporate Headquarters Complex, Warehouse/Distribution (Small Business/Distribution, Speculative), Retail (Lifestyle centres – Walking Malls, Single Occupant and “Big Box”), Office (One-Two Storey, Three Storeys and Higher, and Technology Centres), Spiritual Buildings, Educational (K-12 and Higher Education), Institutional (Detention/Correction, Low-Rise, Parking Garage, Service Facilities such as Hospitals and Care Centres), Commercial (Hotels, Golf Clubs, Recreation, Theatres, etc.), Housing, Special Projects and Innovative Application Techniques.

This year, the panel of judges recognized a total of 23 award recipients, and selected seven overall ‘Excellence in Achievement’ winners that best represent the heights the industry has attained. These projects, detailed below, exemplify the current state-of-the-art achievement in Tilt-Up construction with their unique and inventive use of the method.

The seven winners are: • Evie Garrett Dennis Campus

• City of Lauderhill Municipal Complex• Beck Office Building• Toho Water Authority Administrative Headquarters• Nordic Naturals• Cedar Ridge High School• Bedrock Quartz

In addition to the top seven projects, 16 other projects were selected to round out the class of 2011 Tilt-Up Achievement Awards.

The annual Achievement Awards competition is a year-round opportunity for any TCA member company to participate. Submittals for the coming year will close in June for the coming year and a three-month timeframe commences whereby the projects are prepared, evaluated and final decisions reached to determine which projects will represent this industry for the coming year. To find out more about this program and the requirements, interested persons can visit the awards submission section of the TCA website or contact Jim Baty, TCA Technical Director.

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The Evie Garrett Dennis Campus is a 188,000 sq ft educational facility in Denver, Colorado.

Designed and built in just 16 months, the Evie Garrett Dennis Campus is the first Tilt-Up school for

the Denver Public School system and one of the fastest-designed and -constructed K-12 schools in Colorado. To facilitate construction scheduling, the campus (composed of three educational academies and a Student Union) was designed entirely with the use of Revit, a 3D Building Information Modelling software.

Evie Garrett Dennis Campus

Submitted by:Saunders Construction, Inc., Centennial, Colorado

Products for this project supplied by:Meadow Burke, Scott System, Thermomass – Composite Technologies, Fitzgerald, Sherwin Williams and Davis

All four buildings feature exterior load-bearing Tilt-Up walls, while the Union building also includes some interior Tilt-Up. The buildings incorporate several different finishes, including painted panels with articulated rustications and cast-in brick, plus integrally coloured and textured panels designed to represent Colorado’s topography. Leaning panels at entries and classrooms add further architectural flare. The close proximity of the academies necessitated an immense focus on panel layout, requiring numerous casting beds.

The split-level structure of the Union – at the east and west elevations, panels were used to retain earth instead of cast-in-place concrete walls – created further casting-bed challenges. With its use of ground-source heat pumps, a 300-kW solar energy system, customised daylight glazing, light harvesting, and advanced digital controls, the project has already been called one of the most energy efficient and state-of-the-art schools in Colorado.

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Built to replace the old and outdated City Hall, this four-storey municipal office building is the first LEED

Silver City Hall in Broward, Dade and Palm Beach counties, and features workspace for the mayor, commissioners, city manager and supporting departments, plus a 150-seat Commission Chamber with a pre-function area for community and civic events. In addition to two-, three-, and four-storey Tilt-Up walls, the original design used

Submitted by:Woodland Construction Company, Jupiter, Florida

Other TCA Member involvement:Permit Engineering Services

Products for this project supplied by:Meadow Burke, White Cap Building Supply, Nox-Crete Products, Tex-Cote and EIFS

cast-in-place beams and columns to help bear the large loads imposed by elevated decks to be used for archives and filing, which were ultimately incorporated into the Tilt-Up panel design.

To create depth on the exterior, both entrance alcoves are framed by stacked, offset wall panels. A domed roof on the City Commission Chamber and standing seam metal roofs on the other wings accent the architectural design. Balconies on the third floor of both entries provide a spot for employees to relax. Limited access on the downtown site required all the panels to be cast on temporary outside casting slabs and walked to their location. The structural design also required cast-in corbels to support the offset entry panels.

To accomplish this, the team cut a void through the casting surface, lined it with Styrofoam, formed the corbel below the casting surface, and cast it with the panel. With its upscale yet traditional architecture, this building is a testament to the viability of Tilt-Up.

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The 44,650-sq-ft municipal complex is located in Lauderhill, Florida.

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The Tampa Heights Riverfront Community Redevelopment Area, a community eyesore since

the local police moved their headquarters elsewhere, is currently being reinvented as a premier waterfront community. One of its first buildings, this 32,000-square-foot, two-story-plus-penthouse office, was constructed

Submitted by:Sunshine Structures, Inc. Lehigh Acres, Florida

Other TCA Member Involvement:CON/STEEL Tilt-Up Systems and LJB Inc.

Products for this project supplied by:Meadow Burke, White Cap Building Supply and Nox-Crete Products

using a cast-in-place concrete, steel-reinforced Tilt-Up wall panel and a structural steel system.

The building’s natural exposed concrete finish, created using a hand-set, custom form liner built with 1-by-4-inch lumber, gives the panels a dynamic, textured-plank look. (The lumber was reused as exposed ceiling material in the conference room.) Because of the sloping site, stepped foundations and a cast-in-place stem wall (with a finish carefully matched to the Tilt-Up panels) were used to establish an aesthetically pleasing base for the panels.

Because the tilting clearance was less than 12 inches from an existing occupied building, panels were plumb-set with a proprietary panel clamp, allowing them to be picked straight up without a top pick plate. The addition of rusted steel panels, integrated trellises and a green roof enhances the earthy feel of this LEED Silver Certified office building.

The 32,000-square-foot office building is located in Tampa, Fla.

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Submitted by:Tilt-Con Corporation of Altamonte Springs, Fla.

Other TCA Member Involvement:TLC Engineering for Architecture.

Products for this project supplied by:Meadow Burke and Nox-Crete Products.

The Toho Water Authority Administration building is the new home of the Tohopekaliga Water

Authority, the largest provider of water, wastewater and

This 52,147-sq-ft office building is located in Kissimmee, Fla.

reclaimed water services for Kissimmee, Poinciana and Osceola counties in Florida. The building boasts several TCA superlatives, ranking ninth on TCA’s Top Ten Widest Panels list, second on the TCA Top Ten Heaviest Panels list (330,000 lbs), and ranking first on the TCA Top Ten Largest Panels list with 2950 sq ft panels.

The large, heavy panels required two cranes working in synchronization with ground crews to set in place, and the small site and limited space presented even greater challenges. The finished building displays intricate rustication and architectural detailed recesses to provide a modern look. The Toho Water Authority Administration building earned a LEED Certification for its use of recycled concrete and regional materials.

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Submitted by:Ausonio Incorporated of Castroville, Calif.

Other TCA Member Involvement:Joseph J. Albanese.

Products for this project supplied by:Bigge Crane, GraniteRock, CMC Rebar, White Cap Building Supply, Nox-Crete Products and Fitzgerald.

Fish-oil distributor Nordic Naturals sought to replicate the character of a Norwegian fishing village in their

new corporate offices and large warehouse/distribution centre, and felt Tilt-Up construction would be the best way to mimic their unique skylines and soaring heights. To translate the villages’ traditional board-and-batten

construction into concrete, the team built form liners with wood grain patterns and added wood battens to the face of the concrete panels.

Tilt-Up proved ideal for reproducing the steep roof slopes and gables of Norwegian architecture, although the 40-ft-wide and, in some cases, 48-ft-high panels presented the crews with some challenges. With copious window holes on the panels, the team was tasked with figuring out a solution that would maintain minimal panel thickness to keep the crane loads reasonable while avoiding excessive reinforcing to keep the budget in check. The project is LEED registered NC 2.2 with a target of Gold.

The project used 30 percent regional materials and 20 percent recycled content. It was also designed to be 31.5 percent more efficient than ASHRAE 90.1-2004. The building’s owner was ecstatic with the finished product, praising Tilt-Up’s ability to deliver an authentic replica of a Norwegian fishing village in a short timeframe.

This 89,384-sq-ft office/distribution centre is located in Watsonville, California.

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The 375,000-sq-ft educational facility is based in Round Rock, Texas.

Submitted by:American Constructors, Inc. of Austin, Texas.

Other TCA Member Involvement:Urban Concrete.

Products for this project supplied by:CMC Construction Services, Thermomass, Slater Painting and Dean Contracting.

To create an aesthetically pleasing building for Cedar Ridge High School, the contractor blended Tilt-Up

concrete walls with masonry, metal panels, aluminium, glass, plaster and paint. Tilt-Up was used structurally to facilitate the architectural finishes while keeping costs in check. For example, to accommodate the gymnasium’s

large windows, roof joists were originally designed to bear on structural steel behind the Tilt-Up wall.

However, a redesign eliminated the majority of the steel and used the panels to support the joists, which reduced interference of the columns with the folding bleacher sections along that wall. Tilt-Up panels also were used as supports for four large “flyovers,” composed of large steel beams and joists, which sit 40 feet above the courtyard. By recycling concrete into special containers and on-site casting beds, the contractor was able to divert 89 percent of its construction waste from landfills, thus surpassing the 75-percent requirement under LEED guidelines. That, combined with the fact that the concrete supplied for the project came from plants within a 20-mile radius of the construction site, has the school on track to achieve LEED Silver Certification.

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Submitted by:J.M. Williams and Associates, Inc./AE Urbia of Salt Lake City, Utah and Arc/Artel.

Other TCA Member Involvement:Tom Stuart Construction.

For their new 25,000-square-foot manufacturing and office facility, the owners of Bedrock Quartz wanted

a structure that would reflect the company’s image as a supplier of high-end granite countertops. The resulting sculpture-like building features a steel and glass tube of office space that appears to pass through the concrete

Tilt-Up box, which is accentuated by a large, cantilevered wing wall.

The wing wall provides a protected outdoor second-level balcony, while the interior office area has an open atrium capped with a large skylight. Walkways around the atrium appear to bridge across the space, and the Tilt-Up concrete walls support large, cantilevered geometric forms that pass through the building.

Both the office and manufacturing areas are bathed in natural light, thanks to an abundance of carefully located windows that increase views and enhance the work environment while reducing energy costs. Since Bedrock Quartz has moved into the new building, the company reports that business has increased, internal processes are more efficient, and there is an increase in employee morale.

The 25,000-sq-ft manufacturing/industrial facility is based in West Jordan, Utah.

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Located in Lincoln’s University Place, 48ROCK is part of University Pointe, a planned development

designed to revive the historic neighborhood. For the building that is home to their own offices, the contractor wanted to create a unique modern structure that bridges the gap between the University Place neighborhood’s historical architecture and today’s contemporary buildings. The structure features a prominent entry tower that showcases the innovative combination of Tilt-Up and pre-engineered building systems, while the exterior was lightly sandblasted to highlight the natural beauty of the concrete.

Inside, the open ceiling and exposed walls provide a working classroom to educate the contractor’s clients about the advantages of Tilt-Up construction. The use of

Submitted by:Ayars & Ayars, Inc. of Lincoln, Nebraska

Other TCA Member Involvement:LJB Inc.

Products for this project supplied by:Meadow Burke, White Cap Building Supply, Scott’s, Thermomass, Prosoco and Butler Building Systems

sandwich-insulated Tilt-Up wall panels in concert with a Geo Exchange HVAC system reduces overall energy use in the building, and casting beds were recycled into crushed aggregate and used as a sub-base for the parking lot. The contractor hopes efforts like these will earn the structure Lincoln’s first privately owned LEED Gold certification.

Other winning projects include:

• BRPH Office Building @ Meridian Centre(Palm Shores, Florida)

• Eagle Business Centre (Orem, Utah)

• Eye Institute of Texas(Dallas, Texas)

• Iron Bridge Building III(Spokane, Washington)

• Mosaic Florida Operations Centre(Lithia, Florida)

This 20,000-sq-ft office building in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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With clean horizontal and vertical lines, the new Wasatch Supply building has a Zen-like look, but

slight geometric deviations add interest and aesthetic appeal. At the corners of the retail and office areas, the walls taper

This 39,552-sq-ft retail facility is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Wasatch Supply, Inc.

Submitted by:J.M. Williams and Associates, Inc./AE Urbia

Other TCA Member Involvement:Tom Stuart Construction.

to reveal two stories of glass that offer visibility, views and natural light. The second-level office area opens to the space below, playing off of the glass corners. The warehouse area is flooded with natural light and painted white, eliminating the need for artificial light during the day.

The retail and office areas are shielded from the sun by the warehouse structure; a simple awning protects the dock area along the front of the building, and also helps to visually tie the warehouse to the retail and office space. The abundance of natural light, in conjunction with high-efficiency skylights and transom windows, has helped to reduce energy costs. Since moving into the new, highly efficient building, Wasatch reports increases in business, efficiency and employee morale.

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C Vista’s three-building distribution centre includes a process building, where liquid flavouring and

fragrance is produced, a warehouse building where the product is stored in tanks and a technical office. The close proximity of the warehouse and process buildings along with a tight construction site, presented a construction challenge. A premeditated lifting sequence and casting slab layout ensured a fluid and safe erection.

The process building panels exceeded 66 ft in height,

C Vista

Submitted by:Carr and Sons Masonry, Inc. of Pinellas Park, Fla.

Products for this project supplied by:Universal, Accubrace and Tex-Cote

This 9781-sq-ft process facility, 31,878-sq-ft warehouse and 19,275-sq-ft building is located in Riverview, Florida.

were 14 inches thick and had weights reaching 188,000 lbs. The process and warehouse facilities required flawless floors to prevent deflection in the large steel containers that store the product. The contractor had to brace the structure’s panels to the outside of the building with the use of helical piles.

Load gathering Tilt-Up braces were used to minimise the braces to two per panel, which sped up the lifting and removal procedure, in turn assisting the schedule and budget. C Vista’s cutting edge approach and progressive architectural design has created an aesthetically pleasing Tilt-Up structure with the desired exposure from the adjacent interstate.

The other winning project is:

• Tramontina West Airport (Sugar Land, Texas)

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The District 9 Medical Examiner’s Office, one of the first green medical examiner’s offices in the

country, provides Orange and Osceola Counties with a high-tech, cutting edge forensic facility. Rather than the dark and foreboding facades generally associated with a county morgue, its innovative design presents an open and warm aesthetic. Design features include multiple elevations for the cooler recesses and exposed stained and polished concrete floors.

District 9 Medical Examiner’s Office

Submitted by:Tilt-Con Corporation of Altamonte Springs, Florida

Products for this project supplied by:Meadow Burke and Nox-Crete Products

This 39,052-square-foot institutional facility is based in Orlando, Florida.

Separate buildings for the storage of the deceased maintain a higher standard of health and cleanliness for employees and visitors of the facility. The use of recycled concrete, reinforcing materials and plastics helped the structure earn LEED certification. In addition to offering the growing county four times the capacity of the prior examiner’s office, this new facility is the new home for the Discovery Health Channel’s Dr. G: Medical Examiner series.

Other winning projects include:

• FAA Office Facility (Miramar, Florida)

• Lakeside Hospital in Belle Glade (Belle Glade, Florida)

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The first Tilt-Up project in Jordan, a country with a need for modern, safe and affordable construction

techniques, this building serves as a housing model for the military and government agencies. The building’s design replaces traditional masonry construction with insulated

Housing Unit Prototype

Submitted by:SiteCast Construction Corporation of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Other TCA Member Involvement:J.W. Lindsay Enterprises Limited.

Products for this project supplied by: Meadow Burke, Dayton Superior and Composite Technologies.

Tilt-Up wall and ceiling panels. The contractor, working through the challenging

language barrier, provided supervision and training to local semi-skilled carpenters and labourers, teaching them how to place and finish concrete, form and place panels, and erect and brace the final product. The model has already received considerable attention from high-ranking government officials in Jordan, including the Canadian Ambassador.

Other winning projects include:

• Muvico Village 12 (Fredericksburg, Virginia)

• Armed Forces Reserve Center (AFRC) (Norman, Oklahoma)

• Inland Empire Paper Company (Millwood, Washington)

This 1754-sq-ft special project in Amman, Jordan.

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113 First Street West, Mt. Vernon, Iowa 52314 319-895-6911, voice – 320-213-5555, fax www.tilt-up.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, contact: Jim Baty, 319-895-6911 or [email protected] Wendy Ward, 614-529-6551 or [email protected]

TCA Announces Changes to Twitter Account

MT. VERNON, IOWA (April 11, 2011) – The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) – a non-profit

international organization that serves to expand and improve the use of site-cast Tilt-Up as the

preferred construction method – has revised their Twitter profile to the name

http://twitter.com/TiltUpToday. The previous name was “TCAStaff.”

According to Jim Baty, the change was made to the account to better reflect the information that

will be disseminated through the account. TCA will share timely industry information and

updates from their membership through Twitter.

TCA’s current social media efforts include:

• Twitter: follow the TCA through staff updates and important information on events and

industry changes, TCA at http://twitter.com/TiltUpTdoay

• LinkedIn: TCA has two groups on this social media outlet, the public “Tilt-Up Concrete”

with more than 350 members who actively discuss important industry topics and the

exclusive and private “TCA Members”, allowing a dedicated discussion network for

members of the TCA to discuss peer-related topics protected from the industry at large.

Visit www.linkedin.com and search in the groups for Tilt-Up Concrete and TCA

Members.

• YouTube Channel: a great number of videos with a variety of Tilt-Up content are

available on TCA’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/TCAEducation.

“We are extremely excited about using these online social media outlets. We have already seen

success stories with this medium and we believe there is even more opportunity,” said Baty.

The association recognizes that people go online to find content and information for their

questions and TCA wants to ensure that the Association’s vast knowledge and network of

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resources is available to a wider audience in these mediums. Baty also hopes to attract new

membership and raise awareness of the industry.

About TCA TCA was founded in 1986 to improve the quality and acceptance of site-cast Tilt-Up

construction, a method in which concrete wall panels are cast on-site and tilted into place. Tilt-

Up construction is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States, combining the

advantages of reasonable cost with low maintenance, durability, speed of construction and

minimal capital investment. At least 10,000 buildings, enclosing more than 650 million square

feet, are constructed each year using this construction method. For more information, visit

www.tilt-up.org or contact TCA at 319-895-6911.

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TCA Announces Changes to Twitter Account The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) – a non-profit international organization that serves to expand and improve the use of site-cast Tilt-Up as the preferred construction method – has revised their Twitter profile to the name http://twitter.com/TiltUpToday. The previous name was “TCAStaff.” According to Jim Baty, the change was made to the account to better reflect the information that will be disseminated through the account. TCA will share timely industry information and updates from their membership through Twitter. TCA’s current social media efforts include:

Twitter: follow the TCA through staff updates and important information on events and industry changes, TCA at http://twitter.com/TiltUpToday

LinkedIn: TCA has two groups on this social media outlet, the public “Tilt-Up Concrete” with more than 350 members who actively discuss important industry topics and the exclusive and private “TCA Members”, allowing a dedicated discussion network for members of the TCA to discuss peer-related topics protected from the industry at large. Visit www.linkedin.com and search in the groups for Tilt-Up Concrete and TCA Members.

YouTube Channel: a great number of videos with a variety of Tilt-Up content are available on TCA’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/TCAEducation.

“We are extremely excited about using these online social media outlets. We have already seen success stories with this medium and we believe there is even more opportunity,” said Baty. The association recognizes that people go online to find content

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and information for their questions and TCA wants to ensure that the Association’s vast knowledge and network of resources is available to a wider audience in these mediums. Baty also hopes to attract new membership and raise awareness of the industry. About TCA TCA was founded in 1986 to improve the quality and acceptance of site-cast Tilt-Up construction, a method in which concrete wall panels are cast on-site and tilted into place. Tilt-Up construction is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States, combining the advantages of reasonable cost with low maintenance, durability, speed of construction and minimal capital investment. At least 10,000 buildings, enclosing more than 650 million square feet, are constructed each year using this construction method. For more information, visit www.tilt-up.org or contact TCA at 319-895-6911.

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TCA announces changes to twitter account Http://www.aggregateresearch.com/article.aspx?ID=21949 Apr, 12 2011

(Mt. Vernon, Iowa) -- The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) – a non-profit international organization that serves to expand and improve the use of site-cast Tilt-Up as the preferred construction method – has revised their Twitter profile to the name http://twitter.com/TiltUpToday. The previous name was “TCAStaff.”

According to Jim Baty, the change was made to the account to better reflect the information that will be disseminated through the account. TCA will share timely industry information and updates from their membership through Twitter.

TCA’s current social media efforts include:

Twitter: follow the TCA through staff updates and important information on events and industry changes, TCA at http://twitter.com/TiltUpToday

LinkedIn: TCA has two groups on this social media outlet, the public “Tilt-Up Concrete” with more than 350 members who actively discuss important industry topics and the exclusive and private “TCA Members”, allowing a dedicated discussion network for members of the TCA to discuss peer-related topics protected from the industry at large. Visit www.linkedin.com and search in the groups for Tilt-Up Concrete and TCA Members.

YouTube Channel: a great number of videos with a variety of Tilt-Up content are available on TCA’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/TCAEducation.

“We are extremely excited about using these online social media outlets. We have already seen success stories with this medium and we believe there is even more opportunity,” said Baty.

The association recognizes that people go online to find content and information for their questions and TCA wants to ensure that the Association’s vast knowledge and network of resources is available to a wider audience in these mediums. Baty also hopes to attract new membership and raise awareness of the industry.

About TCA TCA was founded in 1986 to improve the quality and acceptance of site-cast Tilt-Up construction, a method in which concrete wall panels are cast on-site and tilted into place. Tilt-Up construction is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States, combining the advantages of reasonable cost with low maintenance, durability, speed of construction and minimal capital investment. At least 10,000 buildings, enclosing more than 650 million square feet, are constructed each year using this construction method. For more information, visit www.tilt-up.org or contact TCA at 319-895-6911.

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