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January 7, 2013 To:

TCA Board of Directors Ed Sauter, Executive Director Jim Baty, Technical Director

From: Kimberly Kayler, Constructive Communication, kkayler@constructivecommunication.com

Re:

2012 PR Update

Following is an update of activities completed for the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) for 2012 under the monthly PR retainer with Constructive Communication, Inc. (CCI). Since January 1, 2012 under our monthly contract of $1,500 (10.5 hours/month), our PR efforts have resulted in: • 16 press releases, 36 major articles and 4 briefs. • As a result of these PR efforts, TCA has gained additional exposure on social media sites they participate in. Press releases and articles from the TCA have been featured on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, including on several industry trade publication pages. • If you add up the total number of readers reached based on circulation, the number totals 1,561,505. • We track not only circulation numbers, but also the advertising dollar equivalency. These numbers detail what it would have cost if you had purchased ads to obtain the same amount of coverage. The final ad dollar equivalent is $133,046. This number does not factor in the third-party credibility that public relations provides. PENDING PUBLICATION • “Trends in Commercial Building Construction – Air Barrier Requirements, and the Case for Tilt-Up” – pending publication in The Construction Specifier – January 2013 issue. Please see detail of coverage on the following pages.

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Tilt-Up Concrete Association – PR Recap and Return-On Investment Type

Title

Publication

Article

Tilt-Up Concrete Association's 21st Annual Achievement Aw ards

Concrete International

Release

TCA Releases The Construction of Tilt-Up

Press Release

Article

Tilt-Up Concrete Association Announces Winners of 21st Annual Achievement Aw ards

Article

Date

Pages

Jan-12

4.00

01/05/12

Release

Construction Superintendent

Jan-12

Tilt-Up Concrete Association Book is Manual of New Construction Methods

ForConstructionPros.com

Article

TCA Releases The Construction of Tilt-Up

Building Design & Construction

Tw itter

Circulation Ad $ Equiv. 15,038 $

14,704

2.00

15,163 $

7,590

Jan-12

1.00

50,000 $

2,000

Jan-12

1.00

74,224 $

14,750

CCMagazine: New s: TCA Releases The Construction of Tilt-Up - Twitter from Concrete Construction The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) has announced the Magazine l f htt // l /1 CL7 TCA Releases the Construction of Tilt-Up Concrete Construction

Jan-12

tw eet

Jan-12

1.00

50,000 $

2,000

Article

Missouri Korean War Veterans Memorial / Tilt-Up Concrete Association

Newsodrome.com

Jan-12

1.00

Brief

New Tilt-Up Book

Modern Contractor Solutions

Jan-12

0.25

40,129 $

1,300

Tw itter

#Tilt-Up contractor estimates each hour spent w ith #BIM saves ForConstructionPros.com (Twitter) 6 hours of w ork in the field.

Jan-12

Tw itter

Release

TCA Selects Recipients of 2012 Professional Achievement Aw ards TCA Elects New Board of Directors, Doncaster Elected President New Publication on Tilt-Up Construction

Press Release

02/27/12

Release

Press Release

02/28/12

Release

Concrete

Feb-12

0.25

20,000 $

500

Article

Release Article Article

Tilt-Up Concrete Association Elects 2012 Board Members and Officers

ForConstructionPros.com

Feb-12

1.00

50,000 $

2,000

Article

Tilt-Up Concrete Association Names Four Aw ard Winners

Better Roads

Feb-12

0.50

38,000 $

3,743

Article

TCA Elects New Board of Directors

Aggregate Research Institute

Feb-12

1.00

20,000 $

1,000

Release

TCA Announces Call for Entries for 22nd Annual Achievement Aw ards Program Tilt-Up Concrete Association Launches Initiative to Update Wind Bracing Guideline TCA Elects New Board Of Directors, Doncaster Elected President TCA Looking for Entries for 22nd Annual Achievement Aw ards

Press Release

03/09/12

Release

Press Release

03/27/12

Release

Design Cost Data

Mar-12

1.00

45,000 $

1,500

ForConstructionPros.com

Mar-12

1.00

50,000 $

1,000

Design Cost Data

Mar-12

1.00

45,000 $

1,500

ForConstructionPros.com

Mar-12

1.00

50,000 $

1,000

Mar-12

1.00

31,300 $

6,660

Apr-12

1.00

50,000 $

2,000

Release Article Article Article Article Article Article

Tilt-Up Concrete Association Launches Initiative to Update Wind Bracing Guideline TCA Launches Initiative to Update Wind Bracing Guideline

Tilt-Up Concrete Association Launches Initiative to Update Structural Engineering & Design Winde Bracing Guideline Tilt-Up Concrete Association Launches Initiative to Update Wind Concrete Construction Bracing Guideline

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Type

Title

Publication

Article

ForConstructionPros.com

Brief

Tilt-Up Concrete Builds A 1.8-Million-Square-Foot Distribution Center TCA To Update Wind Bracing Guideline

Release

Tilt-Up Concrete Association Announces Convention Line-Up

Press Release

Article

Tilt-Up Concrete Association Announces Convention Line-Up

Article

Apr-12

Circulation Ad $ Equiv.

1.00

50,000 $

2,000

15,038 $

1,760

May-12

0.50

07/11/12

Release

Aggregate Research Institute

Jul-12

2.00

20,000 $

2,000

ForConstructionPros.com

Jul-12

1.00

50,000 $

2,000

Brief

TCA Annual Convention Educational Sessions Will Focus on Evolving TCA 2012 Annual Convention Announced

PCA Executive Report Newsletter

Jul-12

0.25

20,000 $

500

Article

Tilt-Up Concrete Association Announces Convention Line-Up

Concrete Construction

Jul-12

1.00

50,000 $

1,000

Article

Tilt-Up Alive and Well

Concrete Construction - Blog Entry

Jul-12

1.00

50,000 $

1,000

Release

Tilt-Up Concrete Association Expands Education, Membership into Latin America Tilt-Up Concrete Association Expands into Latin America

Press Release

07/20/12

Release

Jul-12

1.00

50,000 $

2,000

Tilt-Up Concrete Association to Open Judging of Tilt-Up Achievement Aw ards Program to Facebook Fans TCA Announces Call for Entries for 2012 Alphonse J. Engelman Safety Aw ards Concrete Industry Associations Partner to Form Certification Consortium Concrete Industry Associations Partner to Form Certification Consortium TCA Accepting Entries for 2012 Safety Aw ards

Press Release

07/24/12

Release

Press Release

08/01/12

Release

Press Release

08/09/12

Release

Structural Engineering & Design

Aug-12

2.00

31,300 $

13,320

ForConstructionPros.com

Aug-12

1.00

50,000 $

2,000

Structural Engineering & Design

Aug-12

1.00

31,300 $

6,660

Aggregate Research Institute

Aug-12

2.50

20,000 $

2,500

Concrete Construction

Aug-12

1.00

50,000 $

1,000

08/09/12

Release

ForConstructionPros.com

Aug-12

1.00

50,000 $

2,000

Article

TCA announces Call for Entries for 2012 Alphonse J. Engelman Safety Aw ards Concrete Industry Associations Partner to Form certification Consortium TCA Announces Call for Entries for 2012 Alphonse J. Engelman Safety Aw ards Tilt-Up Concrete Associations Anounces New Speaker to Round Out Convention Presentations TCA Adds Session on Crack Control in Concrete Slabs to 2012 Convention Concrete Certification Consortium Cemented

Construction Canada

Aug-12

1.00

12,553 $

2,825

Brief

Facebook Fans of TCA Can Judge Tilt-Up Achievement Aw ards Concrete International

Sep-12

0.25

15,038 $

919

Release

Tilt-Up Concrete Association Announces Winners of 22nd Annual Achievement Aw ards TCA Announces Winners for 2012 Alphonse J. Engelman Safety Aw ards TCA Announces Safety Aw ard Winners

Press Release

10/18/12

Release

Press Release

10/24/12

Release

Construction Superintendent

Oct-12

1.00

15,163 $

4,000

TCA Announces Winners for 2012 Alphonse J. Engelman Safety Aw ards Tilt-Up Concrete Association Announces Winners of 22nd Annual Achievement Aw ards TCA Announces Winners for 2012 Alphonse J. Engelman Safety Aw ards Winners Announced in 22nd Annual Tilt-Up Achievement Aw ards TCA Announces 2012 Safety Aw ard Winners

Structural Engineering & Design

Oct-12

1.00

31,300 $

6,660

Concrete Construction

Oct-12

1.00

50,000 $

1,000

ForConstructionPros.com

Oct-12

1.00

50,000 $

2,000

ForConstructionPros.com

Oct-12

1.00

50,000 $

2,000

105,959 $

6,155

50,000 $

4,500

Article Release Release Release Article Article Article Article Article Release Article

Release Article Article Article Article Article Article Release Article Release

Concrete International

Pages

Date

ForConstructionPros.com

Press Release

Construction Equipment Guide

Tilt-Up Concrete Association Sponsors Several Events at World Press Release of Concrete 2013 Quality Check: Sharing experiences creates better quality Concrete Construction assurance/quality control Tilt-Up Concrete Association Releases New Temporary Wind Press Release Bracing Guideline

TOTALS

TCA Update from CCI – January 2013

Nov-12

1.00

12/4/12

Release

Dec-12

4.50

01/03/13

Release

1,561,505 $ 133,046

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, contact: Jim Baty, 319-895-6911 or jbaty@tilt-up.org Wendy Ward, 614-529-6551 or wward@constructivecommunication.com Kimberly Kayler, 614-873-6706 or kkayler@constructivecommunication.com

TCA Releases The Construction of Tilt-Up MOUNT VERNON, IOWA (Jan. 5, 2012) -- The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) – a nonprofit international organization that serves to expand and improve the use of Tilt-Up as the preferred construction method -- has announced the release of The Construction of Tilt-Up.

The newest publication from the TCA is the second in a planned trilogy of resources covering the architecture, engineering and construction of Tilt-Up. The Construction of Tilt-Up presents state-of-the-art information and large colorful imagery of the construction process. Continuing the high quality evidenced in The Architecture of Tilt-Up, this book also uses the new large format (10 inches by 10 inches). “The Construction of Tilt-Up is a long overdue publication,” states Jim Baty, TCA Technical Director. “Recognizing the impact that Hugh Brooks has had on the industry when he produced the Tilt-Up Design and Construction Manual, there has been a wealth of technology and process change in the last decade. The focus of our effort on this manual was to bring to light these technological improvements and testimonies to the maturity of the professional contractors in the industry. It is a great companion to The Architecture of Tilt-Up that was released last year.”

Topics covered in the book include: planning; slabs and foundation; panel layout and forming; reinforcement; inserts and embedded items; placing and finishing of the panels; lifting, setting and bracing of the panels; connections; and finishing touches.


The Construction of Tilt-Up is available for $145 for non-members or $95 for members. For orders of 10 or more, each book is available at a reduced rate of $75. For questions or to order, contact TCA at 319-895-6911, info@tilt-up.org or purchase online from the TCA website at www.tilt-up.org/resources. The book will also be available for purchase at the TCA’s booth at this year’s World of Concrete in Las Vegas, Nevada in January. 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 releases The Construction of Tilt-Up 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 release of The Construction of Tilt-Up. The newest publication from the TCA is the second in a planned trilogy of resources covering the architecture, engineering and construction of Tilt-Up. The Construction of TiltUp presents state-of-the-art information and large colorful imagery of the construction process. Continuing the high quality evidenced in The Architecture of Tilt-Up, this book also uses the new large format (10 inches by 10 inches). “The Construction of Tilt-Up is a long overdue publication,” states Jim Baty, TCA Technical Director. “Recognizing the impact that Hugh Brooks has had on the industry when he produced the Tilt-Up Design and Construction Manual, there has been a wealth of technology and process change in the last decade. The focus of our effort on this manual was to bring to light these technological improvements and testimonies to the maturity of the professional contractors in the industry. It is a great companion to The Architecture of Tilt-Up that was released last year.” Topics covered in the book include: planning; slabs and foundation; panel layout and forming; reinforcement; inserts and embedded items; placing and finishing of the panels; lifting, setting and bracing of the panels; connections; and finishing touches. The Construction of Tilt-Up is available for $145 for non-members or $95 for members. For orders of 10 or more, each book is available at a reduced rate of $75. For questions or to order, contact TCA at 319-895-6911 [1], info@tilt-up.org [2] or purchase online from the TCA website at www.tilt-up.org/resources [3]. The book will also be available for purchase at the TCA’s booth at this year’s World of Concrete in Las Vegas, Nevada in January. BD+C Deck: The newest publication from the TCA is the second in a planned trilogy of resources covering the architecture, engineering and construction of Tilt-Up Abstract: The newest publication from the TCA is the second in a planned trilogy of resources covering the architecture, engineering and construction of Tilt-Up

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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 release of The Construction of Tilt-Up. The newest publication from the TCA is the second in a planned trilogy of resources covering the architecture, engineering and construction of Tilt-Up. The Construction of Tilt-Up presents state-of-the-art information and large colorful imagery of the construction process. Continuing the high quality evidenced in The Architecture of Tilt-Up, this book also uses the new large format (10 inches by 10 inches). “The Construction of Tilt-Up is a long overdue publication,” states Jim Baty, TCA Technical Director. “Recognizing the impact that Hugh Brooks has had on the industry when he produced the Tilt-Up Design and Construction Manual, there has been a wealth of technology and process change in the last decade. The focus of our effort on this manual was to bring to light these technological improvements and testimonies to the maturity of the professional contractors in the industry. It is a great companion to The Architecture of Tilt-Up that was released last year.” Topics covered in the book include: planning; slabs and foundation; panel layout and forming; reinforcement; inserts and embedded items; placing and finishing of the panels; lifting, setting and bracing of the panels; connections; and finishing touches. The Construction of Tilt-Up is available for $145 for non-members or $95 for members. For orders of 10 or more, each book is available at a reduced rate of $75. For questions or to order, contact TCA at 319-895-6911, info@tilt-up.org or purchase online from the TCA website at www.tilt-up.org/resources. The book will also be available for purchase at the TCA’s booth at this year’s World of Concrete in Las Vegas, Nevada in January. For more information about the TCA, visit www.tilt-up.org.

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© Dror Baldinger, Courtesy of Powers Brown Architecture As with any work of architecture, this project is an addition to a dynamic context. The project is inserted into an already established built fabric, a continuous narrative, and the preconditions of each visitor. Its presence alters ones experience not only of Washington Square Park but also of the process of recalling memories. In return, it is affected, and will continue to be by the continuous development of its physical context and the variety of people that visit it.

© Dror Baldinger, Courtesy of Powers Brown Architecture Space flows freely in and out of the memorial from multiple directions but is slowed and concentrated within the structure. The memorial wraps each visitor in a defined space dedicated to the remembrance of those who served. Each element of the structure is encountered individually, first the ground, then a wall, the roof and then another wall. While each element is separated in time, they collaborate to offer both the security and friendliness of transparency and openness, and the comfort and focus of enclosure. The effect is a perceived interior and exterior. This perception, with the scale of the memorial, encourages an intimate interaction with the content within and has an affect on the pace with which the memorial is experienced.

© Dror Baldinger, Courtesy of Powers Brown Architecture Perhaps the most meaningful role of the memorial is that it lends a haptic encounter to an otherwise intangible memory. It is a place. Beyond the programmatic elements of the project associated with the remembrance of those who served in the Korean War, the project was charged with demonstrating the versatility, applicability and beauty of Tilt-Up concrete construction. These efforts can be seen in the exploitation of the inherent benefits of Tilt-Up. The articulation of the edges of the Tilt-Up panels and the

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use of them to mediate between the horizontal and vertical planes of concrete not only highlights the effectiveness of manipulating the one formed edge of a Tilt-Up panel, it aids in the reading of the overall form as a continuous ribbon.

Š Dror Baldinger, Courtesy of Powers Brown Architecture The outside faces of the memorial were treated with a retardant prior to concrete placement in order to expose aggregate on the surface of the panel. The result is a texture that is familiar and one that gives depth to the surface. The interior of the structure and all of the edges were polished. This treatment reinforces the relationship between interior and exterior and also addresses the formality and monumentality of the content within.

Š Dror Baldinger, Courtesy of Powers Brown Architecture Openings in the walls and roof break-up the mass of the large panels and aid in the composition of interior elements as well as provide additional layers of light and transparency. Reveals in the surface of the panels on both the interior and exterior reinforce the geometry of the structure and again aid in reducing the scale of the panels. Large stainless steel plaques inscribed with over 900 names of those from the State of Missouri who paid the supreme sacrifice and gave their lives in defense of South Korea are inset on the interior of the structure.

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© Dror Baldinger, Courtesy of Powers Brown Architecture On the exterior of the memorial two large images, one on the outside face of each wall, are cast into the concrete. Grooves of varying depths and widths affect light cast on the structure to reveal the dynamic images. Their appearance changes with the light and viewing angle affording visitors a variety of experiences, becoming an interactive element of the design. Architects: Tilt-Up Concrete Association Location: Washington Square Park, Kansas City, Missouri, United States Engineer: Needham and Associates, Inc. General Contractor: Dunn Project Solutions Tilt-Up Contractor: Summit Concrete Collaborators: Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation, Missouri Korean War Veterans Memorial Commission, Concrete Promotional Group of Kansas City, Missouri ShaddowCast Form-liners: Innovative Brick Systems, LLC Lifting and Bracing Design and Hardware: Meadow Burke Structural Embed Fabrication: Tincher’s Welding Lifting Inserts, Equipment: White Cap Construction Supply Graffiti Guard: Prosoco, Inc. Concrete: Lafarge A&C Year: 2011

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Industry News January 2012 January 2012 EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR FOR BIP Oregon-based BIP Company, manufacturer of products for the building industry for domestic and international markets, announced that PrimeSource Building Products, Inc., will be the exclusive distributor of BIPChairs™ under the Grip-Rite PROLOK brand for North America and Canada. This mutually beneficial partnership is one that has been in the making since BIP Company’s product debut at World of Concrete 2011. The unique patent-pending chairs and clips are professionally engineered with a unique strong “I” beam design, with distinctive clips molded into them to securely hold rebar in place. Made from a proprietary plastic, the rebar chairs are used in a variety of concrete applications such as pours, mesh, and tilt-up installations. To learn more about PrimeSource, visit www.primesourcebp.com, and to learn more about BIP Company, visit www.bipclipcompany.com. NEW TILT-UP BOOK The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) announced the release of The Construction of Tilt-Up. The newest publication from the TCA is the second in a planned trilogy of resources covering the architecture, engineering, and construction of Tilt-Up. Topics covered in the book include: planning; slabs and foundation; panel layout and forming; reinforcement; inserts and embedded items; placing and finishing of the panels; lifting, setting, and bracing of the panels; connections; and finishing touches. The Construction of Tilt-Up is available for $145 for non-members or $95 for members. For orders of 10 or more, each book is available at a reduced rate of $75. For questions or to order, contact TCA at 319.895.6911, info@tilt-up.org, or purchase online at www.tilt-up.org/resources. The book will also be available for purchase at the TCA’s booth at this year’s World of Concrete.

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TCA SELECTS RECIPIENTS OF 2012 PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS MT. VERNON, IOWA (Feb. 27, 2012) – 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 four professional achievement awards presented at TCA’s annual meeting held on Thursday, Jan. 26 in conjunction with the World of Concrete.

The award recipients for 2012, selected by the Association's Board of Directors after nomination by the general membership and recommendation by the TCA’s Awards Committee, are: 

Jim Churchman, posthumously of Butler Hardwall and the Hardwall Design Structures for the Peter Courtois Memorial Award

Shawn Hickey of SiteCast, Inc. for the Murray Parker Memorial Award

Jeffrey Needham of Needham and Associates for the David L. Kelly Engineering Award

Tiltwerks by Tilt-Up Design Systems 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 American Concrete Institute (ACI) committees, most notably the ACI-551 Tilt-Up Construction

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Committee where the concept for the TCA was spawned. Courtois played a lead role in the formation of the TCA in those early days providing much of the energy to form an entity responsible for the promotion of Tilt-Up as well as the technical advancement of Tilt-Up. He 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, Bob Foley and Sherman D. Balch.

An active member of the ACI 551 committee for several years, Jim Churchman was instrumental in the effort to combine Tilt-Up construction with the pre-engineered steel building industry through his many years at Butler Hardwall. He was one of the main developers of the Butler Delta Joist roof framing system, which was created mainly to accommodate hard wall systems such as Tilt-Up with pre-engineered steel framing. His efforts to produce viable solutions to upgrade buildings for a company known for pre-engineered metal buildings established another network of Tilt-Up professionals during a critical growth period for the industry. “Jim was emphatic that Tilt-Up was the future for building types where steel deck and joist systems were being implemented,” states Jim Baty, Technical Director for the TCA. “Early in my career, he was particularly vocal on the advantages he saw in Tilt-Up and how many opportunities there were for contractors to increase the work on projects they held responsibility on rather than hiring masonry sub-contractors to deliver durable buildings.” “Jim was an extremely talented structural engineer,” said Joe Steinbicker founder and president of Tilt-Up Design Systems. “He never hesitated to question why something couldn’t be done a new or better way. This search for new solutions is what led him to develop a system at Butler Manufacturing to use Tilt-Up effectively in combination with their pre-engineered steel buildings, expanding the market for the Tilt-Up industry.”

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

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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, Steve Miers and Frank Adames.

A tireless promoter of the site cast Tilt-Up construction method, Shawn Hickey has been instrumental in certification for the industry and training for contractors throughout the world. He has continued his pioneering spirit through involvement in western Africa and the Middle East. He has worked with the Canadian government to expand their knowledge on the use of Tilt-Up in their worldwide development for security and durability. At one time, Tilt-Up was not well known in Ontario, throughout the design and construction community. SiteCast was able to remedy the situation by marketing and promoting Tilt-Up throughout the Province and by performing high quality industry groundbreaking techniques. As SiteCast has expanded their operations globally, they have become a leader in the transfer of technology and knowledge. “I have been fortunate to present the Tilt-Up process to an international audience,” said Hickey. “In all cases, not only have we taught a new skillset to an unskilled worker, they have taught me their social values. In Ontario, the acceptance towards Tilt-Up is overwhelming, which is a statement that our programs are working.” 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, Gerry Weiler and Philip Kopf. This year’s recipient, Jeffrey Needham, P.E., has been instrumental to several efforts undertaken by the TCA in the past year. A founding member of the TCA, Needham donated and oversaw his staff’s time as the engineering lead on the Korean War Memorial for Kansas City. Perhaps even more significantly, Needham served as the chair of the TCA’s appointed Natural

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Disaster Task Force that investigated the collapse of a Home Depot in Joplin, Mo. after taking a direct hit from an EF-5 tornado. Needham’s leadership on the task group led to a comprehensive report that investigated the cause of the collapse and identified five general recommendations that focus on increasing building safety in catastrophic storms through enhanced building performance and/or use of shelters. The recommendations also stress the inherent strength and durability of Tilt-Up construction and recommends the TCA develop responses that take advantage of this performance. “The award is especially significant to me,” said Needham. “Dave Kelly was a mentor to me early in my career and I hope that in some sense this award recognizes how the TCA has served to develop the people in the industry. I hope I can in turn help the next generation of engineers and leaders move the TCA forward.”

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, Textured Coatings of America, Inc. and Somero Enterprises, Inc.

In any system, there is always room for improving the quality and efficiency. Today, more than ever, technology is a key component of this process. Tilt-Up Design Systems, LLC develops integrated project design and construction technology solutions which do just that for the tilt-up concrete industry. Tilt-Werks®, their online software application, provides a workflow for Tilt-Up that integrates 3-D building modeling, design of Tilt-Up concrete wall panels and automatic generation of drawings and material quantity take-offs. The knowledge base behind their technology comes from the team’s extensive experience in the industry. Tilt-Werks® has been utilized in the design of more than 400 buildings just as a proprietary application. Bringing this technology to market enables the industry as a whole to utilize a system that has been created through more than 10 years of user experience and more than 30,000,000 square feet of building construction. The system boasts a sophisticated user interface to link all of the parties involved in Tilt-Up construction, allowing for faster communication about project details and transfer of material lists to potential suppliers, thus expediting the project construction. Tilt-Up

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Design Systems is working with other leading design software companies to provide a total building solution for Tilt-Up design and construction. ”Tilt-Up Design Systems, LLC is proud to be a member of the Tilt-Up Concrete Association,” said Joe Steinbicker, founder and president of Tilt-Up Design Systems. “We are especially honored to receive this award and to be recognized by its members for our innovative solution for the Tilt-Up industry, Tilt-Werks®. Tilt-Up Design Systems will continue to play a part in expanding the use of Tilt-Up with our collaborative technology for streamlining the process of design and construction.”

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. TiltUp 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 ELECTS NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS, DONCASTER ELECTED PRESIDENT MT. VERNON, IOWA (Feb. 28, 2012) 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 2012 year.

Glenn Doncaster, President of Citadel Contractors, Inc. (Apex, N.C.) was elected president of the TCA Board of Directors at its annual meeting on Jan. 26. Doncaster specializes in taking projects intended for traditional masonry and transforming them using Tilt-Up technology. He has been a member of the construction industry for several decades and a TCA Board of Directors member since 2004.

Other officers serving the Board for 2012 are: 

President-elect 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 Ed McGuire of Bob Moore Construction (Arlington, Texas)

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

Frank Adames of Contratistas Civiles y Mecanicos (CCM) (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)

Mark Johnson, P.E., S.E.C.B of Johnson Structural Group (Boca Raton, Fla.)


Elected by the TCA’s Global Associate Council to a three-year term to the Board was: 

Mike Denson of Innovative Brick Systems, LLC. (Broomfield, Colo.)

Those continuing service on the Board are: 

Jimmie Ballard of CMC Construction Services (Houston, Texas)

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

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

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

Tom Stecker of Composite Technologies Corporation (Boone, Iowa)

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)

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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(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 election of new board members and the slate of officers for the 2012 year. Glenn Doncaster, President of Citadel Contractors, Inc. (Apex, N.C.) was elected president of the TCA Board of Directors at its annual meeting on Jan. 26. Doncaster specializes in taking projects intended for traditional masonry and transforming them using Tilt-Up technology. He has been a member of the construction industry for several decades and a TCA Board of Directors member since 2004. Other officers serving the Board for 2012 are: • President-elect 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 Ed McGuire of Bob Moore Construction (Arlington, Texas) Elected to three-year terms to the Board for the first time are: • Frank Adames of Contratistas Civiles y Mecanicos (CCM) (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) • Mark Johnson, P.E., S.E.C.B of Johnson Structural Group (Boca Raton, Fla.) Elected by the TCA’s Global Associate Council to a three-year term to the Board was: • Mike Denson of Innovative Brick Systems, LLC. (Broomfield, Colo.) Those continuing service on the Board are: • Jimmie Ballard of CMC Construction Services (Houston, Texas) • Jeffrey Brown, AIA, of Powers Brown Architecture (Houston, Texas) • Barclay Gebel of Concrete Strategies, LLC (St. Louis, Mo.) • Andrew S. McPherson of Seretta Construction (Apopka, Fla.; Charlotte, N.C. or Austin, Texas) • Tom Stecker of Composite Technologies Corporation (Boone, Iowa) • 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) • 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. ARI-C NEWS

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TCA Announces Call for Entries for 22nd Annual Achievement Awards Program MOUNT VERNON, IOWA (March 9, 2012) – 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 22nd installment of the Tilt-Up Achievement Awards.

Established by the TCA in 1992, the Tilt-Up Achievement 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. The winning entries illustrate the variety, beauty and flexibility of the Tilt-Up construction concept. “All projects submitted are incorporated into our ever expanding project database and become the cornerstone for the association’s marketing efforts for the year ahead,” said Ed Sauter, Executive Director of the TCA. He explains that the program has an extremely large reach and provides projects with global exposure. “Projects are often featured in major concrete industry publications, displayed at premier industry events and used as fodder for expanded articles in Tilt-Up Today and case study presentations at convention.”

Shawn Hickey, Vice President of SiteCast Construction Corporation in Ottawa, Ontario and a past winner of multiple Achievement Awards, states that the Achievement Awards Program is one of the most defining opportunities companies involved in the design and construction of Tilt-Up structures can aspire to participate in.


"It is clear that there are many more companies now involved in taking our industry to new levels, trying new ideas,” said Hickey. “These companies should seek to be rewarded so the industry can learn from their expertise and they can be congratulated for their success. As a member of this association, I want to see the envelope being pushed...that's why I am a member!"

Industry professionals are encouraged to consider submitting projects for the annual Achievement Awards competition throughout the year. To qualify for consideration, a member of the team that maintains a current TCA membership must submit projects. The entry deadline for this year’s program is June 29, 2012. To view the program guidelines, criteria and to submit a project, visit www.tilt-up.org/awards. Entries not communicated or received by the entry deadline will be placed into the following year's program.

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 info@tilt-up.org.


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, contact: Jim Baty, 319-895-6911 or jbaty@tilt-up.org Wendy Ward, 614-529-6551 or wward@constructivecommunication.com Kimberly Kayler, 614-873-6706 or kkayler@constructivecommunication.com

Tilt-Up Concrete Association Launches Initiative to Update Wind Bracing Guideline MT. VERNON, IOWA (March 27, 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 launched an initiative to review and update its “Guideline for Temporary Wind Bracing of Tilt-Up Concrete Panels during Construction.”

First released in 1994 and then updated in 1998 and 2005, the Association recognized the need for an update to this vital piece of literature. Since 2005, the prevalence of ground anchoring systems (sometimes referred to as helical anchors) has become more common in the Tilt-Up industry as a cost-effective solution for bracing panels. The updated guideline will include discussion of proper uses and specification of such ground anchoring systems.

Additionally, the updated guideline will improve upon the methodology for evaluating the proper floor slab thickness for brace anchorage. While the previous guidelines provided a formula for determining the thickness of the floor slab, the new guideline will further explore the shear and flexural stresses imposed on the slab-on-grade when used as the brace anchorage. The guideline will also be updated to reflect the requirements of the most current ASCE 7 document, which is ASCE 7-10.

This effort will be led by Scott Collins, Assistant Chief Engineer at Meadow Burke and Richard Lindstrom, Director of Engineering at Dayton Superior, who will serve as the co-authors of the guidelines. The update will be published later this year.


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.tiltup.org or call Ed Sauter at 319-895-6911 or e-mail esauter@tilt-up.org.

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TCA Elects New Board Of Directors, Doncaster Elected President 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 2012 year. Glenn Doncaster, President of Citadel Contractors, Inc. (Apex, N.C.) was elected president of the TCA Board of Directors at its annual meeting on Jan. 26. Doncaster specializes in taking projects intended for traditional masonry and transforming them using Tilt-Up technology. He has been a member of the construction industry for several decades and a TCA Board of Directors member since 2004. Other officers serving the Board for 2012 are: • President-elect 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 Ed McGuire of Bob Moore Construction (Arlington, Texas) Elected to three-year terms to the Board for the first time are: • Frank Adames of Contratistas Civiles y Mecanicos (CCM) (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) • Mark Johnson, P.E., S.E.C.B of Johnson Structural Group (Boca Raton, Fla.) Elected by the TCA’s Global Associate Council to a threeyear term to the Board was: • Mike Denson of Innovative Brick Systems, LLC. (Broomfield, Colo.) Those continuing service on the Board are: • Jimmie Ballard of CMC Construction Services (Houston, Texas) • Jeffrey Brown, AIA, of Powers Brown Architecture (Houston, Texas)

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• Barclay Gebel of Concrete Strategies, LLC (St. Louis, Mo.) • Andrew S. McPherson of Seretta Construction (Apopka, Fla.; Charlotte, N.C. or Austin, Texas) • Tom Stecker of Composite Technologies Corporation (Boone, Iowa) • 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) • 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. Design Cost Data /March-April 2012


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“This push on Aperio at ISC West will show integrators that they can sell access control into areas like K-12, retail, food safety, server farms and historical buildings – greatly expanding integrator opportunity.” Aperio has been deployed and successful in healthcare, government and business facilities, and is also applicable for K-12 classrooms, retail aluminum storefronts, food companies to meet FDA safety standards, server farm technology cages and to protect historical buildings without having to retrofit and compromise the establishment. Besides the Aperio-related products, ASSA ABLOY will also be debuting Yale’s new residential keypad Lever lock and Securitron’s AccuPower Power Supply solutions. There is also an entire pod dedicated to multiclass SE & FIPS 201 as well as Norton Power Operators. ASSA ABLOY will be located at booth #11065 in the Sands Expo and Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada during the show (March 28 – 30, 2012). ABOUT ASSA ABLOY ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user demands for security, safety and convenience. For more information visit http://www.assaabloy.com/en/com/. Back to Industry News List Tilt-Up Concrete Association Launches Initiative to Update Wind Bracing Guideline 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 launched an initiative to review and update its “Guideline for Temporary Wind Bracing of Tilt-Up Concrete Panels during Construction.” First released in 1994 and then updated in 1998 and 2005, the Association recognized the need for an update to this vital piece of literature. Since 2005, the prevalence of ground anchoring systems (sometimes referred to as helical anchors) has become more common in the Tilt-Up industry as a cost-effective solution for bracing panels. The updated guideline will include discussion of proper uses and specification of such ground anchoring systems. Additionally, the updated guideline will improve upon the methodology for evaluating the proper floor slab thickness for brace anchorage. While the previous

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guidelines provided a formula for determining the thickness of the floor slab, the new guideline will further explore the shear and flexural stresses imposed on the slab-on-grade when used as the brace anchorage. The guideline will also be updated to reflect the requirements of the most current ASCE 7 document, which is ASCE 7-10. This effort will be led by Scott Collins, Assistant Chief Engineer at Meadow Burke and Richard Lindstrom, Director of Engineering at Dayton Superior, who will serve as the co-authors of the guidelines. The update will be published later this year. 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, visitwww.tilt-up.org or call Ed Sauter at 319-895-6911 or e-mail esauter@tiltup.org. Back to Industry News List PPG publishes data sheet for new SUNGATE 600 glass and R-5 IGU PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) has published a flyer with performance data for new SUNGATE® 600 glass. The document also details a new insulating glass unit (IGU) technology by PPG that can help window makers achieve R-5 insulating performance with dual-pane window construction. Sungate 600 glass is a passive, low-emissivity glass that is designed to help homes retain furnace and solar heat, especially in cold, northern climates. In a standard 3/4-inch residential IGU, Sungate 600 glass has a winter nighttime U-value of 0.29, along with visible light transmittance (VLT) of 72 percent and a solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.70. PPG engineered Sungate 600 glass for use with SOLARBAN® solar control, low-e glasses. The data sheet illustrates a dual-pane IGU that incorporates one pane of 3-millimeter Solarban 60 glass on the second (No. 2) surface of the IGU and one 3-millimeter pane of Sungate 600 glass on the fourth (No. 4) surface, separated by a 1/2-inch of argon-filled space. The dual-pane, dual-coat configuration enables the IGU to achieve R-5 (U-value of 0.22 or better) “centerof-glass insulating” performance. That means window

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Tilt-Up Concrete Association launches initiative to update wind bracing guideline 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 LAUNCHED AN INITIATIVE TO REVIEW AND UPDATE ITS “GUIDELINE FOR TEMPORARY WIND BRACING OF TILT-UP CONCRETE PANELS DURING CONSTRUCTION.”

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 launched an initiative to review and update its “Guideline for Temporary Wind Bracing of Tilt-Up Concrete Panels during Construction.” First released in 1994 and then updated in 1998 and 2005, the Association recognized the need for an update to this vital piece of literature. Since 2005, the prevalence of ground anchoring systems (sometimes referred to as helical anchors) has become more common in the Tilt-Up industry as a cost-effective solution for bracing panels. The updated guideline will include discussion of proper uses and specification of such ground anchoring systems. Additionally, the updated guideline will improve upon the methodology for evaluating the proper floor slab thickness for brace anchorage. While the previous guidelines provided a formula for determining the thickness of the floor slab, the new guideline will further explore the shear and flexural stresses imposed on the slab-on-grade when used as the brace anchorage. The guideline will also be updated to reflect the requirements of the most current ASCE 7 document, which is ASCE 710. This effort will be led by Scott Collins, Assistant Chief Engineer at Meadow Burke and Richard Lindstrom, Director of Engineering at Dayton Superior, who will serve as the co-authors of the guidelines. The update will be published later this year.

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Tilt-Up Concrete Association Announces Convention Line-Up MT. VERNON, IOWA (July 11, 2012) – 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 building system – has announced the educational sessions for their upcoming Annual Convention, to be held at Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Amelia Island, Fla., Oct. 2-4. With a theme of “Evolution,” sessions will support the following concepts: 

The evolving competition – The competitive advantage or the edge that makes or breaks your company is challenged by competition. This competition may be literal as in a contractor with the same skills or capabilities. The competition may be parallel as in another building method or material. This competition may also be figurative as in our own corporate ideals, configuration and culture.

Evolutionary design – The door has been opened and Tilt-Up is considered among the most versatile delivery methods for an impressive array of building types and programs. Design creativity is the primary vehicle for continued growth and can be evidenced in both architectural and engineering solutions.

The evolution of business practices – Responsibly managing your human resources, understanding the intricacies of labor law, successfully implementing risk management, these are all critical components of good business practices, know them.

Evolutionary marketing – Challenged by new markets, new clients and a new economy, the way that we communicate our expertise and potential needs to continuously be reevaluated. Understand who your customer is and what they need,

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then develop a language they can understand and appreciate. Learn to manage and utilize, as appropriate, the full range of ever expanding platforms and mediums. 

Sustainable evolution – Tilt-Up has many inherit benefits that contribute to the sustainability of our environment. Understanding these benefits, their applications and how to sell them are critical to the continued acceptance of Tilt-Up as an environmentally responsible form of construction.

Framework evolution – Policies and codes play an important role in shaping our industry. Understand current pressures and changing conditions, how your industry trade association is advocating for your business, as well as your role in affecting that framework.

According to Ed Sauter, Executive Director of TCA, evolution implies change, adaptation and progress. “The word ‘evolution’ suggests a natural yet proactive approach to addressing a changing environment. It is appropriate in these times and in this environment to consider how the conditions surrounding our businesses, our association, and our trade are changing and how we could position ourselves to adapt and take advantage,” said Sauter.

The Convention will kick-off Tuesday, Oct. 2 with outdoor product demonstrations and an opening reception. New this year is a field supervisor track. Sponsored by Citadel Contractors, the track offers convenient sessions that address issues critical to the development and success of today’s field supervisors and project managers.

Specific session information for Wednesday and Thursday can be found below, with links to the session descriptions. A golf outing will be held on Friday. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 

Speed networking

Opening Remarks by Glenn Doncaster & Ed Sauter

Modern Tilt-Up Contractors: Pride and Craft by Mitch Bloomquist

Tilt. Tilt. Tilt. How the NLRB is Tilting the Playing Field in Unions' Favor by David Whitlock

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Don’t Let Your Pay Practices Cost You Extra: Practical Tips for Avoiding Wage-hour Liability and Remaining Competitive in Today’s Market by David Whitlock

Why You Should Get Out of the Construction Business by Ted Garrison

The Only Energy Code Solution You Need - Knowledge by James Baty

George Hedley will do a series of sessions beginning with How to Manage, Motivate & Maximize Productive Field Crews

Tips and Tricks by Barclay Gebel

Panel Discussion: Bracing to the Slab led by Shawn Hickey

Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 

How Tilt-Up Industry Professionals Can Become Invincible to Lawsuits and Save Thousands in Taxes by G. Kent Mangelson

More George Hedley Grow Your Biz, Win More Contracts & Find New Customers and Get Your BIZ Back To Work!

Tilt-Up, It’s a System by Laurence Smith

Project Case Study: Natl. Museum of Health and Medicine by David C. Costello

How Steel Roof Systems Really Work with Tilt-up Construction by Thomas Sputo

Cranes, Bracing and Erection Safety by Gary Fischer

TCA/ACI Certification Seminar, led by Shawn Hickey

The No-Sweat Slab Design for Tilt-Up Projects by Art McKinney

CA/ACI Certification Exam

Sustainable Mix Design: Environmental and Practical Issues by Andrew McPherson

Panel Discussion: Learning From Others - Best Practices, Honest Mistakes and Plain Stupidity led by Shawn Hickey

For more information, visit www.tilt-up.org/convention.

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 or call Ed Sauter at 319-895-6911 or e-mail esauter@tilt-up.org.

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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 TiltUp as the preferred building system – has announced the educational sessions for their upcoming Annual Convention, to be held at Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Amelia Island, Fla., Oct. 2-4. With a theme of “Evolution,” sessions will support the following concepts: • The evolving competition – The competitive advantage or the edge that makes or breaks your company is challenged by competition. This competition may be literal as in a contractor with the same skills or capabilities. The competition may be parallel as in another building method or material. This competition may also be figurative as in our own corporate ideals, configuration and culture. • Evolutionary design – The door has been opened and Tilt-Up is considered among the most versatile delivery methods for an impressive array of building types and programs. Design creativity is the primary vehicle for continued growth and can be evidenced in both architectural and engineering solutions. • The evolution of business practices – Responsibly managing your human resources, understanding the intricacies of labor law, successfully implementing risk management, these are all critical components of good business practices, know them. • Evolutionary marketing – Challenged by new markets, new clients and a new economy, the way that we communicate our expertise and potential needs to continuously be reevaluated. Understand who your customer is and what they need, then develop a language they can understand and appreciate. Learn to manage and utilize, as appropriate, the full range of ever expanding platforms and mediums. • Sustainable evolution – Tilt-Up has many inherit benefits that contribute to the sustainability of our environment. Understanding these benefits, their applications and how to sell them are critical to the continued acceptance of Tilt-Up as an environmentally responsible form of construction. • Framework evolution – Policies and codes play an important role in shaping our industry. Understand current pressures and changing conditions, how your industry trade association is advocating for your business, as well as your role in affecting that framework. According to Ed Sauter, Executive Director of TCA, evolution implies change, adaptation and progress. “The word ‘evolution’ suggests a natural yet proactive approach to addressing a changing environment. It is appropriate in these times and in this environment to consider how the conditions surrounding our businesses, our association, and our trade are changing and how we could position ourselves to adapt and take advantage,” said Sauter. The Convention will kick-off Tuesday, Oct. 2 with outdoor product demonstrations and an opening reception. New this year is a field supervisor track. Sponsored by Citadel Contractors, the track offers convenient sessions that address issues critical to the development and success of today’s field supervisors and project managers. Specific session information for Wednesday and Thursday can be found below, with links to the session descriptions. A golf outing will be held on Friday. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 • • • •

Speed networking Opening Remarks by Glenn Doncaster & Ed Sauter Modern Tilt-Up Contractors: Pride and Craft by Mitch Bloomquist Tilt. Tilt. Tilt. How the NLRB is Tilting the Playing Field in Unions' Favor by David Whitlock

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• Don’t Let Your Pay Practices Cost You Extra: Practical Tips for Avoiding Wage-hour Liability and Remaining Competitive in Today’s Market by David Whitlock • Why You Should Get Out of the Construction Business by Ted Garrison • The Only Energy Code Solution You Need - Knowledge by James Baty • George Hedley will do a series of sessions beginning with How to Manage, Motivate & Maximize Productive Field Crews • Tips and Tricks by Barclay Gebel • Panel Discussion: Bracing to the Slab led by Shawn Hickey Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 • How Tilt-Up Industry Professionals Can Become Invincible to Lawsuits and Save Thousands in Taxes by G. Kent Mangelson • More George Hedley Grow Your Biz, Win More Contracts & Find New Customers and Get Your BIZ Back To Work! • Tilt-Up, It’s a System by Laurence Smith • Project Case Study: Natl. Museum of Health and Medicine by David C. Costello • How Steel Roof Systems Really Work with Tilt-up Construction by Thomas Sputo • Cranes, Bracing and Erection Safety by Gary Fischer • TCA/ACI Certification Seminar, led by Shawn Hickey • The No-Sweat Slab Design for Tilt-Up Projects by Art McKinney • CA/ACI Certification Exam • Sustainable Mix Design: Environmental and Practical Issues by Andrew McPherson • Panel Discussion: Learning From Others - Best Practices, Honest Mistakes and Plain Stupidity led by Shawn Hickey For more information, visit www.tilt-up.org/convention. 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 or call Ed Sauter at 319-895-6911 or e-mail esauter@tilt-up.org. ARI-C NEWS

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Speedway Will Shine With New Diamond Ground Banks Bristol Motor Speedway is a NASCAR short track venue located in Bristol, Tenn. Despite its short length, it is known as one of the most popular tracks on the NASCAR schedule because of its extraordinarily steep banking, an all concrete surface, two pit roads and stadium-like seating. In response to fan feedback, the owner devised a plan to modify the progressive banking applied when the current track surface was constructed in the summer of 2007. Diamond grinding was implemented to reduce the degree of banking in the upper track groove. The project involved removing approximately 1.5 inches of the existing concrete surface on each corner of the race track. More than 80 tons of concrete pavement used in the progressive banking were removed. Work began in late April 2012, with a tight schedule of 12-hour days, six days per week. Following the removal of the existing concrete surface, rotary grinding was performed to smooth out the surface texture and prepare the track for racing. With slope variations of 15 to 30 degrees at each corner, the primary challenge during construction was to prevent the grinding unit from sliding down the surface. Also, because of the grinding unit’s tall and narrow height and high center of gravity, keeping equal downward pressure on the cutting head from one side of the unit to the other was also key.

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Reporter Raissa Rocha participated in a PCA webinar on resilience and reported several examples of the reuse of concrete buildings, even after natural or man-made disasters. Read the Chicago Architect article (PDF) Contact Steve Szoke

ASTM Meetings Address Limestone Cements and More The ASTM cement and concrete committees met in San Diego, June 24-29, with a total of 134 committees meeting. Key symposiums addressed field experience, testing, and control protocols concerning alkali silica reactivity and geopolymer cements. While the concrete committee continues its efforts to develop a national guide to address alkali aggregate reactivity, the cement committee adopted Type IL cement with up to 15 percent limestone. Efforts are also proceeding with the development of a cement with up to 15 percent limestone for moderate sulfate exposures. In addition, this meeting marked the first meeting of the Cement Sustainability Subcommittee. PCA Education Foundation fellowship student Eric Giannini, University of Texas, Austin, presented his research on an autoclaved concrete prism test for ASR. Also at the meeting, ASTM recognized David Norris, TXI, and Paul Tennis, PCA’s manager, cement and concrete technology, for having chaired subcommittees on C01 and Nick Popoff (St. Marys Cement), by C09 (concrete and concrete aggregates committee), for chairing a C09 subcommittee. The cement committee, C01, has 79 seats available for producer members. Visit www.astm.org for membership information. Contact Steve Kosmatka

TCA 2012 Convention Announced The 2012 TCA Convention will be held October 2-4, 2012, at Amelia Island Plantation in Amelia Island, Fla. The annual event will focus on positioning the industry, and association to take advantage of new opportunities. Attendees will gain an understanding of how the needs of the markets have changed, how the policies that govern the way business is conducted, how environmental concerns have created new demands, and how the technological capabilities continue to advance and influence the market. Programming for the TCA Annual Convention will focus around the subthemes of the evolving competition, evolutionary design, the evolution of business practices, evolutionary marketing, sustainable evolution, and framework evolution. To register or learn more about the conference, visit www.tilt-up.org

Making Concrete Sexy As those in the industry know, concrete is one of the most commonly used materials on the planet—some say second only to water. PCA recently used the best seller Fifty Shades of Grey to illustrate to others concrete’s versatility. “Fifty Shades of Grey (Concrete)” on the Think Concrete Blog lists 50 concrete products, from sidewalks to skyscrapers, that show the breadth and depth of concrete’s use and utility. And it invites those within and outside of the industry to Think Harder about the value of concrete to society.

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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 building system – has announced the educational sessions for their upcoming Annual Convention, to be held at Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Amelia Island, Fla., Oct. 2-4. With a theme of “Evolution,” sessions will support the following concepts: • The evolving competition – The competitive advantage or the edge that makes or breaks your company is challenged by competition. This competition may be literal as in a contractor with the same skills or capabilities. The competition may be parallel as in another building method or material. This competition may also be figurative as in our own corporate ideals, configuration and culture. • Evolutionary design – The door has been opened and Tilt-Up is considered among the most versatile delivery methods for an impressive array of building types and programs. Design creativity is the primary vehicle for continued growth and can be evidenced in both architectural and engineering solutions. • The evolution of business practices – Responsibly managing your human resources, understanding the intricacies of labor law, successfully implementing risk management, these are all critical components of good business practices, know them. • Evolutionary marketing – Challenged by new markets, new clients and a new economy, the way that we communicate our expertise and potential needs to continuously be reevaluated. Understand who your customer is and what they need, then develop a language they can understand and appreciate. Learn to manage and utilize, as appropriate, the full range of ever expanding platforms and mediums. • Sustainable evolution – Tilt-Up has many inherit benefits that contribute to the sustainability of our environment. Understanding these benefits, their applications and how to sell them are critical to the continued acceptance of Tilt-Up as an environmentally responsible form of construction. • Framework evolution – Policies and codes play an important role in shaping our industry. Understand current pressures and changing conditions, how your industry trade association is advocating for your business, as well as your role in affecting that framework. According to Ed Sauter, Executive Director of TCA, evolution implies change, adaptation and progress. “The word ‘evolution’ suggests a natural yet proactive approach to addressing a changing environment. It is appropriate in these times and in this environment to consider how the conditions surrounding our businesses, our association, and our trade are changing and how we could position ourselves to adapt and take advantage,” said Sauter. The Convention will kick-off Tuesday, Oct. 2 with outdoor product demonstrations and an opening reception. New this year is a field supervisor track. Sponsored by Citadel Contractors, the track offers convenient sessions that address issues critical to the development and success of today’s field supervisors and project managers.

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Submit A Comment| View Comments Of all the sectors of the concrete industry, tilt-up has taken the biggest hit over the past four years. Revenue from tiltup projects for the 10 largest tilt-up contractors dropped from $612 million in 2007 to $157 million in 2011. While some of these contractors have been able to maintain their revenue by moving into other types of construction, others have suffered with as much as a 75% drop in revenue over those four years. The Tilt-Up Concrete Association has seen a similar decline in its membership—from nearly 500 company members in 2007 to only about 285 today. But it seems the corner has been turned and TCA has a great annual convention planned for this fall—Concrete Construction remains the Exclusive Media Sponsor of the event. The TCA Convention will be held in Amelia Island, Fla., on October 2 through 4 featuring speakers such as Shawn Hickey, David Whitlock, Ted Garrison, Art McKinney, and George Hedley. The theme of the meeting is evolution, as they look at the evolving competition, design, and business of tilt-up. TCA’s executive director, Ed Sauter, says, “The word evolution suggests a natural yet proactive approach to addressing a changing environment. It is appropriate in these times and in this environment to consider how the conditions surrounding our businesses, our association, and our trade are changing and how we could position ourselves to adapt and take advantage.”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, contact: Jim Baty, 319-895-6911 or jbaty@tilt-up.org Kimberly Kayler, 614-873-6706 or kkayler@constructivecommunication.com Facts: 1. The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) strives to improve the quality and acceptance of site-cast Tilt-Up construction - one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S. 2. TCA hosted a three-day conference June 6-8 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Tilt-Up Concrete Association Expands Education, Membership into Latin America MT. VERNON, IOWA (July 20, 2012) -- 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 building system – has announced the success of its first major offshore educational event and a new membership focus for Latin America.

In response to growing interest and acceptance of the Tilt-Up building system, the TCA hosted a conference June 6-8 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The three-day conference program included a broad variety of presentations intended for contractors, architects and engineers currently designing and building with Tilt-Up and those considering the system for the first time. Catering to the bilingual audience, the program was presented in both English and Spanish.

According to Ed Sauter, executive director of the TCA, the conference presented new ideas aimed at expanding the market, reinforced basic principles and practices, introduced new techniques and technologies, as well as highlighted outstanding work being done throughout the region.


“The Latin American market is very robust and it represents a great market for Tilt-Up,” said Sauter. “This conference provided an excellent opportunity for Tilt-Up growth as well as the introduction of the method to first-time users in the Caribbean region, Central and South America. We were pleased with the participation. The region presents opportunities for growth both for existing contractors willing to venture in to new areas as well and Latin American contractors wanting to diversify."

According to Ed McGuire, past president of the TCA Board of Directors, concrete has long been a traditional building material in Latin America, so the expansion of Tilt-Up into the region is a logical progression. “TCA is the go-to source for technical and practical information on the Tilt-Up system and we hope we can provide more opportunities in Latin America in the future for learning," said McGuire.

According to Frank Adames, CEO Contratistas Civiles Y Mecanicos S.A. of the Dominican Republic, hosting the TCA Conference in the Dominican Republic was an aggressive attempt by the Association that will prove to build acceptance of the system. “Everyone who attended the presentations understood how serious the TCA is in supporting the designers, contractor, suppliers and manufacturers in the new challenge of applying this proven system in a new market for their upcoming projects,” said Adames.

One attendee, Harry Miguel Santos Tavarez, an engineer from Ingenieria Y Representaciones Internacionales SA of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, noted that the sessions were very beneficial. The speakers had extensive knowledge about their topics, he said. At this time, approximately four percent of TCA’s membership is from Latin America, a number the Association intends to grow in response to the growing network of design and construction professionals as well as Tilt-Up projects in the market.

The conference also served as a venue for the Tilt-up Supervisor and Technician Certification Program seminar and exam. The program is a collaborative effort between the American


Concrete Institute (ACI) and the TCA, for more information on the program please visit www.tiltup.org/certification.

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.tiltup.org or call Ed Sauter at 319-895-6911 or e-mail esauter@tilt-up.org. ###

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Tilt-Up Concrete Association to Open Judging of Tilt-Up Achievement Awards Program to Facebook Fans MT. VERNON, IOWA (July 24, 2012) – 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 building system – will open judging of the 2012 Tilt-Up Achievement Awards Program to their Facebook fans.

According to Mitch Bloomquist, project manager at TCA, Facebook fans will have the opportunity to weigh in on the process. “This will be a great opportunity to include our Facebook followers in the process and introduce a new award to the coveted program! This new opportunity is meant to increase awareness of the program and will not replace traditional judging,” said Bloomquist.

To participate, watch TCA’s Facebook page for the submitted projects to be posted and ‘Like’ your favorite ones. Each project will be represented by one image and a brief description. “While this is only a fraction of the information our judges have access to in order to score the projects, we felt that too much information would be burdensome to this more informal and playful process,” added Bloomquist. Up to three projects will be recognized as Tilt-Up Achievement Awards winners through this process and will be designated as fan favorites.

The annual Achievement Awards competition is a year-round opportunity for any TCA member company to participate. Each year, the submittal process closes at the end of June to allow for the evaluation and award process that culminates with public announcement of the recipients


during the TCA’s Convention in the fall. This year’s winning projects will be announced at the 2012 TCA Annual Convention in Amelia Island Florida on October 4.

Judges are selected from a group of industry professionals including members of the industry and the media. To find out more about this program, the requirements and TCA membership in general, interested persons can visit www.tilt-up.org/awards or contact Mitch Bloomquist.

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.

To learn more or to comment on the 2012 submissions, watch the TCA Facebook page for more details soon.

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.tiltup.org or call Ed Sauter at 319-895-6911 or e-mail esauter@tilt-up.org.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, contact: Jim Baty, 319-895-6911 or jbaty@tilt-up.org Kimberly Kayler, 614-873-6706 or kkayler@constructivecommunication.com Facts: 1. The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) strives to improve the quality and acceptance of site-cast Tilt-Up construction - one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S. 2. The Alphonse J. Engelman Safety Awards Program recognizes TCA contractor members for their continuing efforts of creating safer Tilt-Up working environments for their employees.

TCA Announces Call for Entries for 2012 Alphonse J. Engelman Safety Awards MT. VERNON, IOWA (August 1, 2012) – 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 building system – has announced the call for entries for the seventh annual safety awards.

The Alphonse J. Engelman Safety Awards Program honors Al Engelman, a TCA past president and board member as well as a long-time supporter of the Tilt-Up industry. Engelman helped introduce this industry awards program that now bears his name.

Presented at TCA’s Annual Convention on Oct. 2 in Amelia Island, Fla., the Alphonse J. Engelman Safety Awards program was developed to enhance the TCA’s overall mission to improve the industry through recognition and education, providing a new component emphasizing safety.

“The vision of the TCA Safety Committee is to educate contractors of the safety benefits of TiltUp, to recognize companies who put safe work practices in place and highlight the results of TCA Safety Awards – page 1 of 2


their efforts,” said Barclay Gebel, chair of the TCA Safety Committee. “The TCA continues to increase attention and support of the safety process as we look forward to continued growth of our industry.”

TCA’s Safety Awards Program recognizes companies based on the following categories: •

Best Tilt-Up Safety Achievement Award: recognizes the firm with the lowest incident rate in 2011. Multiple companies with a zero Incident rate will result in the award given to the company with the highest number of annual work hours.

Most Improved Safety Achievement Award: recognizes the firm with the most improved incident rate in 2011 from the numbers reported in 2010.

Zero Lost time Accident Achievement Award: provided to all submitting companies who achieved an incident rate of zero for 2011.

Certificate of Recognition: awarded to all companies whose incident rate fell below the national average for structure contractors, a number that was made available by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Submissions must be received by TCA no later than August 15, 2012. The application is available for download at http://www.tilt-up.org/awards/safety. The winners will be announced at the 2012 TCA Annual Convention in Amelia Island, Florida, October 2-4. This program is for self-performing contractors only. Contractors with a fatality in 20011 are ineligible.

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

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construction and minimal capital investment. For more information about the TCA, visit www.tiltup.org or call Ed Sauter at 319-895-6911 or e-mail esauter@tilt-up.org.

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Concrete Industry Associations Partner to Form Certification Consortium MT. VERNON, IOWA (August 9, 2012) -- In an effort to increase the awareness of certification opportunities for concrete professionals, while promoting the advantages of such programs, eight concrete associations have joined forces to form the Concrete Industry Certification Consortium (CICC).

Comprised of the American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA), Architectural Precast Association (APA), Concrete Foundations Association (CFA), Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA), International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI), National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA), Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI) and the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA), the Concrete Industry Certification Consortium is a non-profit clearinghouse dedicated to serving those interested in improving the quality and safety of concrete construction and renovation. Through its participating associations, the Consortium seeks to increase the recognition of the concrete industry’s commitment to quality through certification and to promote and distinguish companies with a demonstrated level of competence and history of positive contribution to the industry.

The Consortium initially plans a unified marketing piece that raises awareness of the program variety offered to the industry. This will be available in electronic format by the end of August and will be available through the websites of all participating organizations. Additionally, the Consortium plans a website for unified information and links to the certified personnel directories


for each program. The unified message supporting the value and importance of certification in the concrete industry will be visible throughout organizational conventions and during the World of Concrete, to be held February 4-8, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nev. where master certification certificates and the majority of these opportunities are offered.

“The Consortium idea came about during gatherings of the Small Association Group Executives (SAGE), which the participating organizations of the Consortium started several years ago,” states Ed Sauter, Executive Director for the CFA and TCA. “This networking effort has contributed to a wealth of variety and creativity.”

The Consortium itself was spawned a little over a year ago as SAGE gathered during their regular spring meeting. Each association represented in the Consortium has been working for years to develop, refine, maintain and promote certification as the next step forward for the future of their respective industry.

As a group, the associations will concentrate on providing concrete industry professionals with certification opportunities. According to Christi Collins, Executive Director of the ACPA, maintaining the strictest standards for safety in the concrete industry is crucial. “Every contractor has an obligation to provide a safe work environment for their workers and utilizing the most qualified, knowledgeable and professional personnel in their respective fields will help them achieve this assurance. Through the collaborative promotion efforts of the CICC, we are able to expand the awareness of our pump operator certification program which will go a long ways towards improving the overall quality of our industry,” said Collins.

“Certification of companies or individuals is a topic found in all segments of the construction market as builders and code departments attempt to establish competency and accountability in construction, “ said James Baty, Technical Director of CFA and TCA. “In the end, it is about assurance and knowing that an industry segment has a commitment opportunity that results in that assurance. CFA determined that a combined message of the importance of certification throughout the concrete industry was the best way to hold the attention and the commitment of the entire industry rather than it being just another certification,” said Baty.


According to, Pat O’Brien, Executive Director of CSDA, their existing company certification program for sawing and drilling contractors is the first of its kind. “Our three-tier audit program provides owners, architects, engineers, general contractors and government officials with a valuable pre-qualification tool to improve the knowledge and skills of cutting contractors and enhance their public image,” said O’Brien. “We have found it very difficult to grow the recognition of our certification program individually. Of even greater importance is the holistic effort the concrete industry, across all technologies and markets, has toward the message of quality through certification. This Consortium then was a natural fit to strengthen the combination of recognition by the design and development industries as well as the commitment to quality throughout the construction industry.”

Certification is also important for the companies that produce architectural precast concrete panels and cast stone products. The APA Plant Certification Program has been a trusted part of the construction community for over 18 years and APA believes it will be served well through the Consortium. “Assuring the quality production and performance of architectural precast products is crucial for not only successful project outcomes but for maintaining the highest quality standards and commitment to safety,” said Fred McGee, Executive Director. “

For more information, please contact Ed Sauter, Executive Director for the Tilt-Up Concrete Association at esauter@tilt-up.org or 319-895-6911. About American Concrete Pumping Association The American Concrete Pumping Association is non-profit trade association consisting of contractors, suppliers, manufacturers and other professionals dedicated to improving the conditions under which concrete pumping is carried on and to foster and advance the concrete pumping industry as a whole. The ACPA Concrete Pump Operator Certification Program, first instituted in 1986, offers the only industryrecognized certification program which provides for an independent written assessment of an operator’s knowledge regarding concrete pump safety and the growing importance of having all your operators safety-tested. For more information, please visit www.concretepumpers.com.

About Architectural Precast Association The Architectural Precast Association is a national trade association organized in 1966 to advance the interests of architectural precast concrete in North America. Membership in the Association is made up of


highly qualified craftsmen whose commitment to quality and excellence is a long standing tradition. The membership collectively represents virtually hundreds of years of experience in precasting. This expertise is freely shared with fellow APA Members, thereby greatly reducing difficult production problems which can arise when innovative and original concepts are specified by creative design professionals who take advantage of the unequaled versatility of architectural precast concrete. The Architectural Precast Association, working through its six standing committees, has established many worthwhile programs that have benefitted not only APA Members and the architectural precast industry, but also the building industry in general.

About Concrete Foundations Association The CFA was established in 1974 for the purpose of improving the quality and acceptance of cast-inplace concrete foundations. Since that time, the CFA has transitioned to a network where foundation contractors can focus on building better businesses and improving the recognition of performance in codes and standards. CFA provides promotional materials, educational seminars, opportunities for networking, and technical meetings for members throughout the U.S. and Canada involved in segment of the market now identified as Removable Concrete Forms (RCFs), walls produced by forming, placing concrete and then removing the forms of wood, aluminum or steel-ply. For more information about CFA, please visit www.cfawalls.org.

About Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association CSDA is a nonprofit trade association of contractors, manufacturers and affiliated members from the concrete construction and renovation industry. The CSDA mission is to promote the selection of professional sawing and drilling contractors and their methods. Concrete cutting with diamond tools offers the industry many benefits including lower total project costs, precision cutting, maintenance of structural integrity, reduced downtime, reduced noise, dust and debris, limited access cutting and the ability to cut heavily-reinforced concrete. Founded in 1972, CSDA has 500 international member companies. For more information, please visit www.csda.org.

About International Concrete Repair Institute The International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI), a nonprofit association with more than 1950 members worldwide, is a leading resource for education and information to improve the quality of repair, restoration, and protection of concrete and other structures.

About National Precast Concrete Association


Founded in 1965, the National Precast Concrete Association is dedicated to expanding the use of quality precast concrete across all markets. NPCA provides industry leadership by promoting precast concrete, identifying opportunities, addressing challenges to the industry, and supporting and developing member success. With nearly 1,000 member companies, NPCA represents a significant portion of the precast concrete industry in North America. In 2012, NPCA’s Plant Certification Program earned accreditation from the American National Standards Institute. ANSI accreditation signifies that NPCA certification is consistently administered in accordance with international standards. For additional information, visit http://precast.org/.

About Post-Tensioning Institute The Post-Tensioning Institute is recognized as the worldwide authority on post-tensioning. We are dedicated to expanding post-tensioning applications through marketing, education, research, technical knowledge, certification, teamwork, and code development while advancing the quality, safety, efficiency, profitability, and use of post-tensioning systems. For additional information, visit www.post-tensioning.org. About Tilt-Up Concrete Association 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 or call Ed Sauter at 319-895-6911 or e-mail esauter@tilt-up.org.

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Concrete industry associations partner to form certification consortium MT. VERNON, IOWA – IN AN EFFORT TO INCREASE THE AWARENESS OF CERTIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES FOR CONCRETE PROFESSIONALS, WHILE PROMOTING THE ADVANTAGES OF SUCH PROGRAMS, EIGHT CONCRETE ASSOCIATIONS HAVE JOINED FORCES TO FORM THE CONCRETE INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION CONSORTIUM (CICC).

MT. VERNON, Iowa – In an effort to increase the awareness of certification opportunities for concrete professionals, while promoting the advantages of such programs, eight concrete associations have joined forces to form the Concrete Industry Certification Consortium (CICC).

Comprised of the American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA), Architectural Precast Association (APA), Concrete Foundations Association (CFA), Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA), International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI), National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA), Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI) and the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA), the Concrete Industry Certification Consortium is a non-profit clearinghouse dedicated to serving those interested in improving the quality and safety of concrete construction and renovation. Through its participating associations, the Consortium seeks to increase the recognition of the concrete industry’s commitment to quality through certification and to promote and distinguish companies with a demonstrated level of competence and history of positive contribution to the industry. The Consortium initially plans a unified marketing piece that raises awareness of the program variety offered to the industry. This will be available in electronic format by the end of August and will be available through the websites of all participating organizations. Additionally, the Consortium plans a website for unified information and links to the certified personnel directories for each program. The unified message supporting the value and importance of certification in the concrete industry will be visible throughout organizational conventions and during the World of Concrete, to be held February 4-8, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nev. where master certification certificates and the majority of these opportunities are offered. “The Consortium idea came about during gatherings of the Small Association Group Executives (SAGE), which the participating organizations of the Consortium started several years ago,” states Ed Sauter, Executive Director for the CFA and TCA. “This networking effort has contributed to a wealth of variety and creativity.” The Consortium itself was spawned a little over a year ago as SAGE gathered during their regular spring meeting. Each association represented in the Consortium has been working for years to develop, refine, maintain and promote certification as the next step forward for the future of their respective industry. As a group, the associations will concentrate on providing concrete industry professionals with certification opportunities. According to Christi Collins, Executive Director of the ACPA, maintaining the strictest standards for safety in the concrete industry is crucial. “Every contractor has an obligation to provide a safe work environment for their workers and utilizing the most qualified,

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knowledgeable and professional personnel in their respective fields will help them achieve this assurance. Through the collaborative promotion efforts of the CICC, we are able to expand the awareness of our pump operator certification program which will go a long ways towards improving the overall quality of our industry,” said Collins. “Certification of companies or individuals is a topic found in all segments of the construction market as builders and code departments attempt to establish competency and accountability in construction, “ said James Baty, Technical Director of CFA and TCA. “In the end, it is about assurance and knowing that an industry segment has a commitment opportunity that results in that assurance. CFA determined that a combined message of the importance of certification throughout the concrete industry was the best way to hold the attention and the commitment of the entire industry rather than it being just another certification,” said Baty. According to, Pat O’Brien, Executive Director of CSDA, their existing company certification program for sawing and drilling contractors is the first of its kind. “Our three-tier audit program provides owners, architects, engineers, general contractors and government officials with a valuable pre-qualification tool to improve the knowledge and skills of cutting contractors and enhance their public image,” said O’Brien. “We have found it very difficult to grow the recognition of our certification program individually. Of even greater importance is the holistic effort the concrete industry, across all technologies and markets, has toward the message of quality through certification. This Consortium then was a natural fit to strengthen the combination of recognition by the design and development industries as well as the commitment to quality throughout the construction industry.” Certification is also important for the companies that produce architectural precast concrete panels and cast stone products. The APA Plant Certification Program has been a trusted part of the construction community for over 18 years and APA believes it will be served well through the Consortium. “Assuring the quality production and performance of architectural precast products is crucial for not only successful project outcomes but for maintaining the highest quality standards and commitment to safety,” said Fred McGee, Executive Director."

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TCA announces call for entries for 2012 Alphonse J. Engelman Safety Awards 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 BUILDING SYSTEM – HAS ANNOUNCED THE CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR THE SEVENTH ANNUAL SAFETY AWARDS.

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 building system – has announced the call for entries for the seventh annual safety awards. The Alphonse J. Engelman Safety Awards Program honors Al Engelman, a TCA past president and board member as well as a long-time supporter of the Tilt-Up industry. Engelman helped introduce this industry awards program that now bears his name. Presented at TCA’s Annual Convention on Oct. 2 in Amelia Island, Fla., the Alphonse J. Engelman Safety Awards program was developed to enhance the TCA’s overall mission to improve the industry through recognition and education, providing a new component emphasizing safety. “The vision of the TCA Safety Committee is to educate contractors of the safety benefits of Tilt-Up, to recognize companies who put safe work practices in place and highlight the results of their efforts,” said Barclay Gebel, chair of the TCA Safety Committee. “The TCA continues to increase attention and support of the safety process as we look forward to continued growth of our industry.” TCA’s Safety Awards Program recognizes companies based on the following categories: z

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Best Tilt-Up Safety Achievement Award: recognizes the firm with the lowest incident rate in 2011. Multiple companies with a zero Incident rate will result in the award given to the company with the highest number of annual work hours. Most Improved Safety Achievement Award: recognizes the firm with the most improved incident rate in 2011 from the numbers reported in 2010. Zero Lost time Accident Achievement Award: provided to all submitting companies who achieved an incident rate of zero for 2011. Certificate of Recognition: awarded to all companies whose incident rate fell below the national average for structure contractors, a number that was made available by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Submissions must be received by TCA no later than August 15, 2012. The application is available for download at www.tilt-up.org/awards/safety. The winners will be announced at the 2012 TCA Annual Convention in Amelia Island, Florida, October 2-4. This program is for self-performing contractors only. Contractors with a fatality in 20011 are ineligible.

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(Mt. Vernon, Iowa) -- In an effort to increase the awareness of certification opportunities for concrete professionals, while promoting the advantages of such programs, eight concrete associations have joined forces to form the Concrete Industry Certification Consortium (CICC). Comprised of the American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA), Architectural Precast Association (APA), Concrete Foundations Association (CFA), Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA), International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI), National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA), Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI) and the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA), the Concrete Industry Certification Consortium is a non-profit clearinghouse dedicated to serving those interested in improving the quality and safety of concrete construction and renovation. Through its participating associations, the Consortium seeks to increase the recognition of the concrete industry’s commitment to quality through certification and to promote and distinguish companies with a demonstrated level of competence and history of positive contribution to the industry. The Consortium initially plans a unified marketing piece that raises awareness of the program variety offered to the industry. This will be available in electronic format by the end of August and will be available through the websites of all participating organizations. Additionally, the Consortium plans a website for unified information and links to the certified personnel directories for each program. The unified message supporting the value and importance of certification in the concrete industry will be visible throughout organizational conventions and during the World of Concrete, to be held February 4-8, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nev. where master certification certificates and the majority of these opportunities are offered. “The Consortium idea came about during gatherings of the Small Association Group Executives (SAGE), which the participating organizations of the Consortium started several years ago,” states Ed Sauter, Executive Director for the CFA and TCA. “This networking effort has contributed to a wealth of variety and creativity.” The Consortium itself was spawned a little over a year ago as SAGE gathered during their regular spring meeting. Each association represented in the Consortium has been working for years to develop, refine, maintain and promote certification as the next step forward for the future of their respective industry. As a group, the associations will concentrate on providing concrete industry professionals with certification opportunities. According to Christi Collins, Executive Director of the ACPA, maintaining the strictest standards for safety in the concrete industry is crucial. “Every contractor has an obligation to provide a safe work environment for their workers and utilizing the most qualified, knowledgeable and professional personnel in their respective fields will help them achieve this assurance. Through the collaborative promotion efforts of the CICC, we are able to expand the awareness of our pump operator certification program which will go a long ways towards improving the overall quality of our industry,” said Collins. “Certification of companies or individuals is a topic found in all segments of the construction market as builders and code departments attempt to establish competency and accountability in construction, “ said James Baty, Technical Director of CFA and TCA. “In the end, it is about assurance and knowing that an industry segment has a commitment opportunity that results in that assurance. CFA determined that a combined message of the importance of certification throughout the concrete industry was the best way to hold the attention and the commitment of the entire industry rather than it being just another certification,” said Baty. According to, Pat O’Brien, Executive Director of CSDA, their existing company certification program for sawing and drilling contractors is the first of its kind. “Our three-tier audit program provides owners, architects, engineers,

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general contractors and government officials with a valuable pre-qualification tool to improve the knowledge and skills of cutting contractors and enhance their public image,” said O’Brien. “We have found it very difficult to grow the recognition of our certification program individually. Of even greater importance is the holistic effort the concrete industry, across all technologies and markets, has toward the message of quality through certification. This Consortium then was a natural fit to strengthen the combination of recognition by the design and development industries as well as the commitment to quality throughout the construction industry.” Certification is also important for the companies that produce architectural precast concrete panels and cast stone products. The APA Plant Certification Program has been a trusted part of the construction community for over 18 years and APA believes it will be served well through the Consortium. “Assuring the quality production and performance of architectural precast products is crucial for not only successful project outcomes but for maintaining the highest quality standards and commitment to safety,” said Fred McGee, Executive Director. “ For more information, please contact Ed Sauter, Executive Director for the Tilt-Up Concrete Association at esauter@tilt-up.org or 319-895-6911. About American Concrete Pumping Association The American Concrete Pumping Association is non-profit trade association consisting of contractors, suppliers, manufacturers and other professionals dedicated to improving the conditions under which concrete pumping is carried on and to foster and advance the concrete pumping industry as a whole. The ACPA Concrete Pump Operator Certification Program, first instituted in 1986, offers the only industryrecognized certification program which provides for an independent written assessment of an operator’s knowledge regarding concrete pump safety and the growing importance of having all your operators safety-tested. For more information, please visit www.concretepumpers.com. About Architectural Precast Association The Architectural Precast Association is a national trade association organized in 1966 to advance the interests of architectural precast concrete in North America. Membership in the Association is made up of highly qualified craftsmen whose commitment to quality and excellence is a long standing tradition. The membership collectively represents virtually hundreds of years of experience in precasting. This expertise is freely shared with fellow APA Members, thereby greatly reducing difficult production problems which can arise when innovative and original concepts are specified by creative design professionals who take advantage of the unequaled versatility of architectural precast concrete. The Architectural Precast Association, working through its six standing committees, has established many worthwhile programs that have benefitted not only APA Members and the architectural precast industry, but also the building industry in general. About Concrete Foundations Association The CFA was established in 1974 for the purpose of improving the quality and acceptance of cast-in-place concrete foundations. Since that time, the CFA has transitioned to a network where foundation contractors can focus on building better businesses and improving the recognition of performance in codes and standards. CFA provides promotional materials, educational seminars, opportunities for networking, and technical meetings for members throughout the U.S. and Canada involved in segment of the market now identified as Removable Concrete Forms (RCFs), walls produced by forming, placing concrete and then removing the forms of wood, aluminum or steel-ply. For more information about CFA, please visit www.cfawalls.org. About Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association CSDA is a nonprofit trade association of contractors, manufacturers and affiliated members from the concrete construction and renovation industry. The CSDA mission is to promote the selection of professional sawing and drilling contractors and their methods. Concrete cutting with diamond tools offers the industry many benefits including lower total project costs, precision cutting, maintenance of structural integrity, reduced downtime, reduced noise, dust and debris, limited access cutting and the ability to cut heavily-reinforced concrete. Founded in 1972, CSDA has 500 international member companies. For more information, please visit www.csda.org. About International Concrete Repair Institute The International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI), a nonprofit association with more than 1950 members worldwide, is a leading resource for education and information to improve the quality of repair, restoration, and protection of concrete and other structures. About National Precast Concrete Association

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Founded in 1965, the National Precast Concrete Association is dedicated to expanding the use of quality precast concrete across all markets. NPCA provides industry leadership by promoting precast concrete, identifying opportunities, addressing challenges to the industry, and supporting and developing member success. With nearly 1,000 member companies, NPCA represents a significant portion of the precast concrete industry in North America. In 2012, NPCA’s Plant Certification Program earned accreditation from the American National Standards Institute. ANSI accreditation signifies that NPCA certification is consistently administered in accordance with international standards. For additional information, visit http://precast.org/. About Post-Tensioning Institute The Post-Tensioning Institute is recognized as the worldwide authority on post-tensioning. We are dedicated to expanding post-tensioning applications through marketing, education, research, technical knowledge, certification, teamwork, and code development while advancing the quality, safety, efficiency, profitability, and use of posttensioning systems. For additional information, visit www.post-tensioning.org. About Tilt-Up Concrete Association 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 or call Ed Sauter at 319-895-6911 or e-mail esauter@tilt-up.org. ARI-C NEWS

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TCA Announces Call for Entries for 2012 Alphonse J. Engelman Safety Awards Your information resource to the concrete industry

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 building system – has announced the call for entries for the seventh annual safety awards. The Alphonse J. Engelman Safety Awards Program honors Al Engelman, a TCA past president and board member as well as a long-time supporter of the Tilt-Up industry. Engelman helped introduce this industry awards program that now bears his name. Presented at TCA’s Annual Convention on Oct. 2 in Amelia Island, Fla., the Alphonse J. Engelman Safety Awards program was developed to enhance the TCA’s overall mission to improve the industry through recognition and education, providing a new component emphasizing safety. “The vision of the TCA Safety Committee is to educate contractors of the safety benefits of Tilt-Up, to recognize companies who put safe work practices in place and highlight the results of their efforts,” said Barclay Gebel, chair of the TCA Safety Committee. “The TCA continues to increase attention and support of the safety process as we look forward to continued growth of our industry.” TCA’s Safety Awards Program recognizes companies based on the following categories: • Best Tilt-Up Safety Achievement Award: recognizes the firm with the lowest incident rate in 2011. Multiple companies with a zero Incident rate will result in the award given to the company with the highest number of annual work hours. • Most Improved Safety Achievement Award: recognizes the firm with the most improved incident rate in 2011 from the numbers reported in 2010. • Zero Lost time Accident Achievement Award: provided to all submitting companies who achieved an incident rate of zero for 2011. • Certificate of Recognition: awarded to all companies whose incident rate fell below the national average for structure contractors, a number that was made available by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Submissions must be received by TCA no later than August 15, 2012. The application is available for downloaded here. The winners will be announced at the 2012 TCA Annual Convention in Amelia Island, Florida, October 2-4. This program is for self-performing contractors only. Contractors with a fatality in 20011 are ineligible.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, contact: Mitch Bloomquist, 319-895-6911 or mbloomquist@tilt-up.org Kimberly Kayler, 614-873-6706 or kkayler@constructivecommunication.com Facts: 1. The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) strives to improve the quality and acceptance of site-cast Tilt-Up construction - one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S. 2. The 2012 TCA Convention will be held from October 2 - 4 at the Amelia Island Plantation in Amelia Island, Florida. 3. Programming for the 2012 TCA Convention will focus on evolution, change, adaptation and progress.

Tilt-Up Concrete Association Announces New Speaker to Round out Convention Presentations MT. VERNON, IOWA (August 9, 2012) – 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 building system – has announced the addition of Kim Basham PhD, PE, to the 2012 TCA Convention line-up.

Basham, President of KB Engineer, LLC, will present “Controlling Cracks in Slabs” a session focused on what causes out-of-joint dry/thermal shrinkage cracks. His presentation, to be held Thursday, Oct. 4 from 8 – 10 a.m., is designed to educate attendees on how to develop a crack control philosophy that is a combination of design focus and construction effectiveness to minimize random cracking in slabs.

His presentation is part of the field supervisor track, a new offering this year. Sponsored by Citadel Contractors, the track offers convenient sessions that address issues critical to the development and success of today’s field supervisors and project managers. The track is also designed to fulfill the latest upgrade of the ACI/TCA Certified Tilt-Up Supervisor and Technician program by providing the necessary CEUs for recertification. Until the adaptation to a CEU 1 of 3


option for recertification, renewal of certification required studying for and taking an exam similar to the one taken to qualify for initial certification. “This CEU opportunity further accentuates the commitment to and value of quality education for today’s Tilt-Up professionals,” said Jim Baty, Technical Director of TCA.

"Qualified superintendents are the backbone of our company. Tilt-Up specific continuing education is very difficult to come by so I'm excited that TCA will be providing us with this opportunity at the fall convention," said Glenn Doncaster, President of TCA.

Other sessions planned for field construction personnel include: •

Modern Tilt-Up Contractors: Pride and Craft by Mitch Bloomquist

How to Manage, Motivate & Maximize Productive Field Crews by George Hedley

Tips and Tricks by Barclay Gebel

Panel Discussion: Bracing to the Slab by Glenn Doncaster

Project Case Study: Natl. Museum of Health and Medicine by David C. Costello

Cranes, Bracing and Erection Safety by Gary Fischer

Quality Control and Assurance by Shawn Hickey

Sustainable Concrete Mixes: Understanding and Utilizing Fly-ash and Slag (GGBFS) by Andrew McPherson

Panel Discussion: Learning From Others - Best Practices, Honest Mistakes and Plain Stupidity by Shawn Hickey

In addition to the field supervisor focus, TCA is offering attendees an opportunity to participate in Association committees by attending a Q&A session held at the start of each committee meeting. The goal is to introduce the committee and its purpose, as well as provide attendees the chance to get involved and share their input.

The following committee meetings are scheduled during the convention: •

Safety Committee Meeting: Wednesday, October 3 from 4 – 5 p.m.

Promotions Committee Meeting: Thursday, October 4 from noon – 1 p.m.

Technical Committee Meeting: Thursday, October 4 from noon – 1 p.m.

Membership Committee Meeting: Thursday, October 4 from noon – 1 p.m.

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The TCA Convention will kick-off Tuesday, Oct. 2 with outdoor product demonstrations and an opening reception. Specific session information for Wednesday and Thursday can be found by visiting http://www.tilt-up.org/convention/2012/programs/. A golf outing will be held on Friday. For more information, visit www.tilt-up.org/convention.

Hanley Wood is the official media sponsor of the Convention.

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 or call Ed Sauter at 319-895-6911 or e-mail esauter@tilt-up.org.

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TOP STORIES ■ Concrete certification consortium cemented Photo courtesy Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association A new cross-association organization will promote consistent certification programs internationally for concrete industry professionals.

To promote certification opportunities for concrete professionals, nine North American associations have teamed up to establish the Concrete Industry Certification Consortium (CICC).

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The organizations involved are: • American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA); • American Shotcrete Association (ASA); • Architectural Precast Association (APA); • Concrete Foundations Association (CFA); • Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA); • International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI); • National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA); • Post-tensioning Institute (PTI); and • Tilt-up Concrete Association (TCA). Together, these groups will encourage certification programs for concrete professionals. TCA's James R. Baty II spoke to the international appeal of CICC. "Industry certification is not impacted by country or region. The consortium is a central location for information about all forms of certification offered by the concrete industry and many, if not most, have a global scope or application," Baty told Construction Canada Online.

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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: Wendy Ables, (614) 431-1312 or wables@constructivecommunication.com Kimberly Kayler, 614.873.6706 or kkayler@constructivecommunication.com Facts: 1. Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) releases award winners. 2. The 22nd Annual Achievement Awards honors projects that represent an increasing diversity of building types constructed with site-cast Tilt-Up concrete (hyperlink Annual Achievement Awards) 3. This year, the panel of judges recognized a total of 26 award recipients, and selected 11 overall Excellence in Achievement winners.

Tilt-Up Concrete Association Announces Winners of 22nd Annual Achievement Awards MT. VERNON, IOWA (Oct. 18, 2012) – The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) – an international nonprofit organization that serves to expand and improve the use of Tilt-Up as the preferred building system – has announced the recipients of the 22nd Annual Tilt-Up Achievement Awards.

The Achievement Awards program was established by TCA to honor projects that represent an increasing diversity of building types constructed with site-cast Tilt-Up concrete as well as those that advance industry technology, apply innovative form and provide unique solutions to building programs. 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 those skeptical of the potential as well as challenging experienced professionals to broaden their ideas for potential. Ultimately, the competition is designed to raise awareness not only of the effectiveness and maturity of the market, but also the professional experience of TCA members throughout the world.

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The judges for the competition represent a combination of TCA membership categories, educational institutions, publishing and industry management. For a complete list of the judges, visit http://www.tilt-up.org/awards/tilt/2013/judges.php. Additionally, this year the TCA’s social media fans choose five projects as fan favorites. The fan favorite selection was open to everyone and was a separate process from the formal scoring process completed by the judges’ panel.

This year, the panel of judges recognized a total of 26 award recipients, and selected 11 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 projects winning this distinction are noted below.

Korean War Veterans Memorial: 1,500-square-foot memorial wall special project in Kansas City, Mo. Submitted by: Summit Concrete of Lee’s Summit, Mo. Other TCA member involvement: Needham and Associates, Inc., Innovative Brick System LLC, Tincher’s Welding LLC, Meadow Burke and White Cap Building Supply.

EXCELLENCE WINNER | This project demonstrates the versatility, applicability and beauty of Tilt-Up concrete construction. Its inherent benefits can be seen in the articulation of the edges of the panels and how they mediate between the horizontal and vertical planes of concrete to give the overall appearance of a continuous ribbon. The outside faces of the memorial were treated to expose the aggregate on the surface of the panel resulting in a texture that gives depth to the surface. In contrast, the interior of the structure and all of the edges have a polished texture. Openings in the walls and roof break up the mass of the large panels and provide additional layers of light. Reveals in the surface of the panels on both the interior and exterior reinforce the geometry of the structure. Large plaques bearing over 900 names of those from Missouri who died in defense of South Korea are inset on the interior of the structure. On the exterior, two large images, one on the outside face of each wall, are cast into the concrete. Grooves of varying depths and widths affect light cast on the structure to reveal the images. Because of the structure’s unique geometric shape, each panel had to interact with the next with virtually zero tolerance. Form liners were used to cast the images in the exterior faces of the panels. Once a wall panel was formed, including reveals, insets and embedded images, dense reinforcements 22

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were added and, finally, a layer of insets and reveals was secured to the top of the forming and the panel was poured. Then in an additional step, not traditional to a Tilt-Up project, the inside of each panel and its edges were polished to achieve the desired effect before being lifted into place.

MEPS Jacksonville: 30,707-square-foot office building in Jacksonville, Fla. Submitted by: Kenneth R. Carlson Architect PA of Deerfield Beach, Fla. Other TCA member involvement: BBM Structural Engineers and Textured Coatings of America, Inc.

EXCELLENCE WINNER | The Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) is a central government facility that aids in the processing of new service enlistees for all branches of the military. The building consists of a single-story Tilt-Up concrete structure. Certain levels of security were provided for and accommodated within the design including large setbacks and clear areas surrounding the building. A Tilt-Up monument sign in front of the building also serves as a defensive deterrent eliminating a direct line of site into the building's main entry. The building is designed around a functional and pivotal central core, serving as a 'feeding' space to the other areas of the interior functions. The Tilt-Up circular entry rotunda features curved panels, high glass walls and rusticated portal panels. Each curved panel was individually formed on-site using earthen forming. The curved panels have integral legs fabricated as components on the interior face of each panel, which allows for sufficient structural support without the addition of light gauge framing at the soffits and sidewalls. The rotunda opens directly into the naturally day-lit interior of the building's central core. All of the main functions of the facility are directly linked to this central core area. The remainder of the building's design was zoned by functional areas, made easy through Tilt-Up design. The project required meeting a minimum LEED NC Version 2.2 Silver rating. However, the project was awarded the Gold rating due in part to the additional points that Tilt-Up construction added to the project.

The Killam Office Building: 45,256-square-foot office building in San Antonio, Tex. Submitted by: Metropolitan Contracting Company, LLC of San Antonio, Tex. Other TCA member involvement: White Cap.

EXCELLENCE WINNER | The owner chose Tilt-Up as the construction system for this threestory San Antonio office building, with the stipulation that it would have "ribbon" or banded

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windows (continuous, uninterrupted horizontal bands of glass) in lieu of the traditional punched openings that characterize a Tilt-Up building. Ribbon windows created using the technique of recessing the concrete leg and allowing the glass to pass in front of the concrete thereby creating a continuous horizontal glass band on the exterior were discussed and rejected. The project required true see-through glass, inside and out. Because no existing Tilt-Up technology would solve this challenge, the contractor collaborated with a structural engineering firm, Beicker Martinez Engineering, to develop a design to eliminate the traditional concrete legs and replace them with steel columns embedded in multiple concrete spandrel panels. As opposed to building a steel structure and then hoisting and hanging concrete spandrels on it, the work would be performed on the ground. The composite wall panels would then be erected just like conventional Tilt-Up allowing true, continuous horizontal glass. The newly christened ClearView Composite Wall System (patent-pending) was then presented to the project team and received enthusiastic approval. After extensive preplanning to assure that the engineering of the panels for embeds, layout and erection sequence were firm, the steel arrived, the forms were built, the concrete poured, and the columns were embedded in smooth sequence. The balance of the building construction followed in a typical manner, resulting in a very attractive design that highlights the versatility of the new system with many different glass treatments, juxtaposed panels in multiple planes and a generally bold, undisguised, aesthetic use of the concrete elements. The new Tilt-Up panels are more easily formed, 30 percent lighter than and about the same cost of traditional Tilt-Up, yet provide greater design creativity, including true banded glass.

Oxygen Development: 218,000-square-foot manufacturing/industrial project in West Palm Beach, Fla. Submitted by: Woodland Construction Company, Inc. of Jupiter, Fla. Other TCA member involvement: Permit Engineering Services, Inc., Meadow Burke, White Cap and SpecChem, LLC.

EXCELLENCE WINNER | Oxygen Development’s headquarters facility combines manufacturing with their corporate offices. Because the project had an accelerated schedule and the job site was situated directly on a major thoroughfare, requiring that deliveries and equipment not impact traffic, Tilt-Up was the best choice for construction. The building has a curved feature on the entire frontage with pavers and landscaping that provide an upscale appearance. A curved cast-in-place concrete stairway in the main entry lobby, along with polished concrete floors, gives the office area an industrial, but aesthetically pleasing look. The east side of the building 22

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consists of two rows of Tilt-Up panels. The inside row comprises the main building's bearing wall and is curved inward, originating at the ends of both the north and south walls. The outside curved feature row curves outward, originating from the southeast corner of the main wall and continuing on an outward plain, on a segmented radius. This causes some of the east wall panels to be double thickness with openings and architectural recesses on both sides of the wall. On this segmented curved wall, there are large recesses on the exterior that have a hammered finish in the Tilt-Up panels as well as recessed columns to accommodate a continuous ribbon glass window wall. The curved frontage wall of the building also features a cast-in-place eyebrow above the ribbon windows on both the first and the second floors for the full length of the building's elevation, extending through to the Tilt-Up panel cantilevers on each end. Oxygen was also required to provide a new covered bus stop shelter along the main road in front of the facility, so one was efficiently designed and erected utilizing Tilt-Up, including the roof. Despite a very tight schedule, Tilt-Up enabled the owner to occupy the building on time, and manufacturing began on schedule.

UCSD East Campus Office Building: 75,000-square-foot office project in La Jolla, Calif. Submitted by: Gensler of San Diego, Calif. Other TCA member involvement: Minegar Contracting, Inc.

EXCELLENCE WINNER | FAN FAVORITE | The UCSD East Campus Medical Office Building is situated right at the seam of a rustic canyon habitat and the formal Health Sciences Scholar's Walk, and the design of the building provides the link between the two. The building's shell combines concrete and curtain wall systems to represent and relate to the two types of landscape that surround the building. Textured, patterned site-cast Tilt-Up concrete walls face the canyon side of the site and appear as an extension or outcropping of the canyon geology. With a program requirement for a large number of uniformly sized perimeter offices, it was important to use a variety of textures and patterns in the concrete to add visual interest and rhythm to what would otherwise have been a repetitive window module. Several techniques were employed to maximize the architectural expressiveness of the concrete: three different form liner types, three levels of sand blast, exposed aggregate panels, and varying panel depths work together to create a rich appearance. In contrast to the rugged concrete surface facing the canyon, a highly refined curtain wall system faces the discretely landscaped interior of the site. A unitized curtain wall system creates a sheer surface in contrast to the concrete, and is patterned with custom-fit patterns that emulate the concrete form liner as a way to visually link 22

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the two systems. Early and continuous collaboration with both the concrete contractor and the curtain wall contractor allowed the team to maximize the design potential and value to the owner for both systems.

Ak-Chin Entertainment Complex: 167,132-square-foot commercial project in Maricopa, Ariz. Submitted by: Baker Concrete Construction, Inc. of Phoenix, Ariz. Other TCA member involvement: Dayton Superior Corporation and Nox-Crete Products Group.

EXCELLENCE WINNER | The Ak-Chin Entertainment Complex brings together multiple finishes into a single exposed integral colored panel. There are three finishes on the exterior panels form liner, light sand blast and exposed aggregate. It was imperative that the panels be poured right the first time and that the color between the panels from pour to pour had a uniform color consistency. The form liner finish was the first challenge, due to the angle at the end of the form liner created by the transition reveal, the edge could chip out during erection and form removal. The concrete contractor worked with the design team to taper the edge of the form liner to transition the rib to 0 inches to reduce the impact of the issue and to provide a cleanly finished, aesthetically pleasing product for the owner. The exposed aggregate finish was achieved by using a retarder in the face of the panel and then, immediately after erection, using a power washer to remove paste and expose the aggregate. The sandblast finish then followed behind the power washing operation to give the final finish. The interior partition, between the theaters, is also Tilt-Up. Because of limited slab space and constraints on the erection sequence, the interior theater floors were designed to be poured at two elevations and the added stadium seating to be poured after the roof was installed. This allowed for maximum usage of slab on grade to be used as casting beds, eliminating the need for temporary deadmen and decreasing the crane size needed for erection.

Schattdecor, Inc.: 103,400-square-foot manufacturing/industrial building in Maryland Heights, Mo. Submitted by Fenix Construction Company of St. Louis, Mo. Other TCA member involvement: Meadow Burke, Nox-Crete Products Group and Dayton Superior Corporation.

EXCELLENCE WINNER | FAN FAVORITE | Schattdecor, headquartered in Thansau, Germany, has manufacturing facilities operating in Germany, Poland, Italy, Russia, China, Brazil, Turkey and now the United States. As the first Schattdecor plant constructed in the U.S., every detail

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needed to reflect the company’s directives and traditions. The distinctive concrete and glass building, comprising both office and manufacturing facilities, is constructed of architectural TiltUp concrete panels. Each panel is articulated with an array of accent reveals, coordinated and aligned with each member of the curtain wall system used throughout the office and printing halls. The design group knew that concrete for load-bearing walls was the material of choice for this facility due to its versatility, price, strength and availability. Utilizing Tilt-Up for the building's construction allowed the design and construction teams to meet the construction schedule and budget. Exterior concrete walls at the printing area were constructed with a layer of insulation between the structural portion and 'topping' layer of concrete and, due to constraints, were required to be erected from the exterior of the building. These insulated panels fit the mechanical requirements of the space, while providing a damage-resistant surface on the interior. Concrete walls were further utilized to enclose the three 13-by-17-by-18-foot bays used to clean the printing cylinders and other equipment used for ink, and are load bearing for the storage mezzanine above the bays. Multiple large knock-out panels were designed into exterior walls of the building that will allow for the future expansion of the building.

United Technologies Fire and Security Innovation: 19,750-square-foot manufacturing/industrial facility in Jupiter, Fla. Submitted by: Woodland Construction Company, Inc. of Jupiter, Fla. Other TCA member involvement: Meadow Burke, White Cap, SpecChem, LLC, Thermomass and Advanced Formliners, LLC.

EXCELLENCE WINNER | This project required hundreds of hours over a period of six months assisting the general contractor, owner and design team with the budgeting and design of this 60+ foot-tall test hall with attached warehouse and administration building. Because of its known inherent durability, as well as its diverse architectural flexibility, the design/build team felt Tilt-Up construction was the ideal choice for this building. Further, the structure required insulated panels, which were easily incorporated into this structure in a manner that allows for a hard-wall system on both exposed surfaces. The test hall, which is used for igniting fires and extinguishing them with state-of-the-art fire suppression technology, was constructed of insulated panels consisting of a 12-inch thick structural wythe, 2 inches of polyisocyanurate insulation, and a 3-3/4-inch architectural wythe for a total thickness of 17-3/4 inches. The panels were erected with 300-ton and 275-ton crawler cranes. The exterior of the tall test hall tower section of the main building has a random vertical reveal pattern 3 inches wide x 1-1/2 inches

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deep that creates an image of live flames of a fire, and the support sections of the building utilize an 8 x 16 burnished masonry embedded veneer. This was a LEED Gold Certified Project.

Kilgore Building: 26,770-square-foot office project in West Valley City, Utah. Submitted by Hughes General Contractors, Inc. of North Salt Lake, Utah. Other TCA member involvement: BHB Consulting Engineers PC and Dayton Superior Corporation.

EXCELLENCE WINNER | In 2006, the original 7,700-square-foot Kilgore Office building was constructed of exposed Tilt-Up concrete. It had a very simple, conservative design and was built as the best long-term value for an emerging company. After several years of strong growth and subsequent mergers, Kilgore Companies expanded from simple asphalt paving to earthwork, concrete production, and aggregate supply. The new 26,770-square-foot addition had to not only blend with the existing building, it also had to express the complexity and capability of what the company had become. Concrete was also an appropriate material to feature as Kilgore had expanded into the concrete business. Exposed Tilt-Up allowed Kilgore to feature their product, provide an exterior life-time finish, and facilitated the four-and-a-half month construction schedule. The resulting design pushes the architectural expression of Tilt-Up. Varying heights, layers, and configurations of the individual Tilt-Up panels create unique forms and spaces. The exposed concrete walls are also featured on the inside of the building in different planes that define the building envelope. The panels are not painted or hidden in any way — the raw nature and strength of the concrete is the finished surface. Tilt-Up is highlighted as both the structure and the finished surface.

Folsom Cordova Unified School District Education Services Center: 73,700-square-foot educational building in Rancho Cordova, Calif. Submitted by Barrish Pelham & Associates, Inc. of Sacramento, Calif.

EXCELLENCE WINNER | This project utilizes an innovative design solution to construct Tilt-Up concrete over the 40-foot code height limit in high seismic zones. To meet the demands of the architect and the developer for the Business Park, Special Reinforced Concrete Moment Frames were chosen to function as both the exterior skin as well as the Lateral Force Resisting System. The architectural spandrel beams are 5 feet deep, but structurally the beam depths needed to be 3 feet deep to meet strong-column/weak-beam criteria; thick slots at the beam/

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column joints provided this. Joints were architecturally masked with horizontal reveals. Panel rebar fabrication was primarily performed in the rebar fabricator's shop and sent as units for final site assembly. Architectural infill panels were incorporated within the typical Concrete Moment Frames to fulfill the desired fenestration for the exterior face of the building. The connections were designed for out-of-plane resistance while the use of rocking bearings allowed for maximum in-plane drifts. Common to Tilt-Up construction, panel cracking due to shrinkage and thermal cycling had to be limited. Elevated slab dowels at the floors were wrapped in foam while seismic forces were transferred through dowels at the interiors of the frame. This alleviated restraint from shrinkage, allowed frame joint rotation and provided out-of-plane panel anchorage without restricting panel shrinkage / thermal displacement. This was also accommodated at the chord/drag strut splice via elastic lengthening of tie plates on the MC ledgers.

Allied Health: 40,275-square-foot educational building in Modesto, Calif. Submitted by Panattoni Construction, Inc. of Sacramento, Calif. Other TCA member involvement: Meadow Burke, White Cap and Nox-Crete Products Group.

EXCELLENCE WINNER | FAN FAVORITE | The Allied Health facility houses training programs for nursing, medical assisting and dental assisting. The building consists of a 40,275-square foot two-story Tilt-Up construction with a seismically separated steel-framed two-story ellipse that houses two state-of-the-art lecture halls with raised tiered seating. The main part of building includes staff offices, classrooms, dental training suite, nursing labs with hospital beds, and various other training rooms. Originally planned to be 40 percent larger, due to budget challenges the building was redesigned utilizing the Tilt-Up construction method for ease of construction and to reduce project time and costs while still maintaining the core mission. Exterior building skin includes painted concrete Tilt-Up panels, stucco over heavy-gauge metal stud framing, aluminum composite paneling, aluminum sun shade devices, storefront glazing, and curtain wall. The project presented many constructability challenges. For example, the design incorporated many nonlinear elements. The east building elevation was curved and had a 778-foot radius. Some interior walls also had radiuses, and the two main lecture halls were housed in a two-story ellipse. These nonlinear assemblies created constructability challenges with such items as curved structural steel, and curved light-gauge metal track, and the integration of these curved assemblies with straight segmented materials such as glass. Accurate surveying, iterative communication with the design team and thorough coordination with subcontractors was key in building these elements correctly and precisely. 22

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In addition to the top 11 projects, 15 other projects were selected to round out the class of the 22st Annual Tilt-Up Achievement Awards: Projects winning in the educational category include:

Central Arizona College – Academic Services Building: 45,000-square-foot educational building in Apache Junction, Ariz. Submitted by: Baker Concrete Construction, Inc. of Phoenix, Ariz. Other TCA member involvement: Meadow Burke and Nox-Crete Products Group.

The CAC Academic building was designed to replicate the look of the adjacent mountain range. The finish on the panels needed to have a split-face look of the side of the mountain. Working with the Architect, sample panels were developed to achieve the desired look using an integral colored concrete mix and a rod finish to the outside face of the panels. Because of the rod finish on the outside, all panels had to be cast outside face-up and the reveals hung in place instead of the traditional method of gluing or fastening the reveals to the floor. The floors of the building were integral colored with a special aggregate and a ground polish finish. Due to the fact that the owner wanted minimal impact to the existing native site and that the site had some protected wash areas that could not be disturbed, all the panels were cast on casting beds and walked into place from up to 200 feet away.

Johnson Wales University Biscayne Commons Residence Hall: 44,000 square-foot educational building in North Miami, Fla. Submitted by: Woodland Construction Company of Jupiter, Fla. Other TCA member involvement: Permit Engineering Services, Inc., Meadow Burke, White Cap and Nox-Crete Products Group.

Limited space and site constraints for this structure on an existing campus located in a metropolitan area created a huge logistic challenge and required a great deal of planning. Project scope included all cast-in-place and Tilt-Up concrete, as well as structural steel and hollow-core planks. With the exception of a 30-foot wide crane access road, the available area on-site was completely covered with temporary casting slabs. This provided enough casting area to construct the building walls in two sequences. There was no access on three sides of the building, so the walls, structural steel, and hollow-core planks had to be erected from inside the building footprint. Once the walls were in place, structural steel erection commenced, 22

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followed by the hollow-core planks and topping pours. This allowed the installation of interior framing, wiring and mechanical systems to begin on the first half of the building. During this time, the casting beds were reused for the construction of sequence two panels. The erection process was repeated on the second half of the building, followed by the installation of underground plumbing and electrical pipes and conduits, and ultimately the slab-on-grade. The structure was completed in 15 weeks, and interior work was able to commence in only 11 weeks, minimizing the overall duration of construction. Utilizing the Tilt-Up system was instrumental in helping the design and construction teams achieve the challenging logistical and schedule issues. The building’s design reflects the clean and functional expression of the structure, utilizing extensive glazing panels at key locations to emphasize the vertical circulation elements of the building and to enable natural light to penetrate the common areas of the building. Tilt-Up panel rustication and a deeper color were used at the first floor of the building to "ground the building" and give it a more human scale; colored panels help to define and give depth to layered tilt panels that emphasize the vertical nature of the building.

Global Village Academy: 31,131-square-foot educational building in Aurora, Colo. Submitted by: KB Concrete Systems, Inc. of Commerce City, Colo. Other TCA member involvement: Meadow Burke, White Cap and Dayton Superior Corporation.

Global Village Academy is a K-8 charter school that emphasizes an international curriculum and combines immersion education in three world languages (Chinese, Spanish and French). The design concept for the exterior of the building integrated international flags and includes Tilt-Up reveal patterns and paint schemes to add a cultural statement to the building for the activities within. Making this design a reality required large uninterrupted wall space and minimal wall joints which made Tilt-Up wall construction the perfect choice. However, the design teams had already agreed (due to expansive soil) to use a structural slab on 8-inch void-form supported by drilled piers. Panel casting area now became a cost issue. Waste slabs for the entire building would be too expensive. So, the floor design was changed to handle panel construction weights and erection stresses to minimize waste slabs. A small waste slab was required and used twice. After panel construction was completed, this waste slab was then resurfaced and used as a hard surface playground/basketball court.

Projects winning in the office category include:

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North Gate: 133,000-square foot office building in Aberdeen, Md. Submitted by: Powers Brown Architecture of Houston, Tex. Other TCA member involvement: Meadow Burke and Nox-Crete Products Group.

Northgate building three is a four-story 133,000-square-foot commercial office building located at the north entry to the Aberdeen Proving ground in Maryland. Tilt -Up construction was utilized on this third building in the development as it proved to be substantially less in total cost than the original two buildings constructed conventionally — and it offered far more design flexibility. 70 percent of the building's exterior is clad with full-brick veneer, with the painted Tilt-Up wall areas accented as 'precast' elements. The corners of the building offer column-free glass cantilevers. The building is designed to meet the LEED Silver level of certification and will be a site adapt prototype for the balance of the buildings in the park.

Express Scripts Office and Data Center: 234,000-square-foot office building in Saint Louis, Mo. Submitted by: Concrete Strategies, LLC. of St. Louis, Mo. Other TCA member involvement: Meadow Burke and Nox-Crete Products Group.

This four-story, 234,000-square-foot, Class-A office building utilized Tilt-Up construction for the exterior facade. Featuring a 13,000-square-foot data center with high levels of security provisions and backup systems, the facility was constructed of Tilt-Up panels over structural steel framing. The Tilt-Up panels were 34 feet wide by 68 feet tall and weighed close to 230,000 pounds. In addition, the panels had 30-foot wide windows on each level. The Tilt-Up bracing system was designed to withstand tornado force winds. This project had a very aggressive schedule and was completed in eight months from the start of foundations to the owner taking occupancy. The Tilt-Up portion of the job took only seven weeks, which included the beginning of forming of panels to the last panel erected. In addition, this project is LEED CS v2.0 registered.

Wright & Burnside Business Campus – Building ‘B’: 63,050-square-foot office building in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Submitted by: J. W. Lindsay Enterprises Ltd. of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Other TCA member involvement: Meadow Burke.

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Building 'B' is the first building of the Wright and Burnside Business Campus in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, a 15-acre site which will include park space, walking paths, basketball court/exercise area, and a community garden. The architectural concept for the building, a three-story Tilt-Up construction with one level of underground parking, was to shift the third story of the building five feet from the front to the back which dictated the sequencing of the construction. First, the foundation was constructed to provide a one-story parking garage. The footprint of the parking garage exceeded that of the building above which required reinforced concrete beams to support two- and three-story panels at the rear of the building. The main floor was then constructed with steel columns, girders and joists and concrete slab over a steel deck. Eightinch-thick two-story Tilt-Up panels with a height of 28 feet-9 inches were constructed on casting beds along with two three-story panels with a height of 40 feet-9 inches. These panels were erected on top of the foundation walls and braced to the main floor structure. Four panels with an overall height of 44 feet-9inches were also erected to form the elevator shaft that extended several feet beyond the roof. The steel structure forming the second and third floors was then erected and the concrete floors completed while the remaining panels were constructed. Twelve-inch-thick three-story panels with an overall height of 41 feet-2 inches were then erected at a 5-foot offset from the two-story panels along the rear half of the building. These panels were temporarily braced to the third floor of the building until the roof diaphragm was completed. Three small spandrel panels were also erected, one to complete the elevator shaft and one on each side to bridge the gap between the two-and three-story panels. The building is symmetrical and boasts 24-foot-wide windows. Additional features complementing the Tilt-Up panels include curtain wall glazing and composite panel canopies.

ISL Web Marketing Head Office: 8,100-square-foot office building in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Submitted by: B. D. Stevens Ltd. of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Other TCA member involvement: Meadow Burke and Nox-Crete Products Group

Set in the North End of Halifax, ISL Web Marketing's new head office is a three-and-a-half-story, 8,100-square-foot office space. The client expressed interest in the Tilt-Up method of construction, which served the project well due to the high density location of the land acquired for the project. The building site allowed for only a 50 feet by 50 feet footprint in which to work. The building lift was done within three feet of a neighboring building. By using a panel as a fire separator, Tilt-Up allowed for the building to go up within this confined space. The street could not be closed during the lift because it was home to a fire station, so the lift continued with one 22

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lane closure and traffic control measures. By melding Tilt-Up construction and traditional structural steel clad methods together, the client was able to achieve a unique look to the structure and have an efficient construction timeline. Additionally, the use of BIM modeling using REVIT provided the designers of the building an opportunity to check for interference between the temporary panel bracing and the structural steel floor framing. For most buildings, the panel bracing falls well below the diaphragm and allows for simple removal of braces once the panels are fully connected to the decking. With ISL's complex geometry, the second and third floor structural steel floor framing was required to be built around the temporary panel bracing until the composite deck on the third floor was fully connected, poured, and cured. Only then could the temporary bracing be removed and the second floor composite deck be installed.

Quantico Corporate Center Building G: 141,000-square-foot office building in Stafford, Va. Submitted by: Citadel Contractors, Inc. of Apex, N.C. Other TCA member involvement: Meadow Burke, A.H. Harris, Nox-Crete Products Group, Summitville Tiles, Inc. and Endicott Tile LLC.

Quantico Building G is a 141,000-square-foot four-story office building located in Stafford, Virginia. It serves the defense contractors and ancillary activities of the Quantico Marine Base. The original design was based on a just-completed sister building. Tilt-Up construction was chosen for value ($600,000 cost savings), schedule (four-six months savings) and design deliverables. The heaviest Tilt-Up panel measured 63 feet-9 inches, the widest was 36 feet-7.5 inches, and the heaviest panel weighed 171,450 pounds. The building features large bay spacing, large window openings and minimum columns, all of which provides for easier interior layouts and creates an open, secure office space.

Digital Domain: 105,747-square-foot office building in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Submitted by: Woodland Construction Company of Jupiter, Fla. Other TCA member involvement: Permit Engineering Services, Inc., TLC Engineering for Architecture, Textured Coatings of America, Inc., Meadow Burke, White Cap and Nox-Crete Products Group.

Digital Domain was constructed to house a computer graphic design firm that specializes in digital animation and military simulation. The use of Tilt-Up construction allowed the design of a unique window opening configuration that resembles the bar lights of an old computer system. Further, Tilt-Up enabled the use of unusual cantilevered panel sections and also allowed for a

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smooth, natural interior finish (the panels remained uncovered by interior finishes). One concern for this owner was balancing design with the necessity to meet the 145-mph wind load required in the area. Tilt-Up is a proven construction method for meeting such restrictions and the construction method enabled the designers to fulfill this requirement while still employing large glass facades.

Northern Ohio Medical Specialists: 110,000-square-foot medical office building in Sandusky, Ohio. Submitted by: LJB Inc. of Dayton, Ohio

This three-story, one-stop medical facility was built to allow patients to see physicians, get medical exams and receive therapy — all in one place. It is the first Tilt-Up concrete building for the owner and also in the area. The owner wanted a facility that was durable, energy efficient and attractive on a tight schedule. Tilt-Up construction was a natural fit. It saved five to ten percent on the total project cost compared to masonry construction, and the facility was completed 45 days ahead of schedule. Layered Tilt-Up wall panels created a dynamic multidimensional building shell. Tilt-Up panels also frame the expansive windows and distinct entryway, which maximizes natural light in the facility. The contemporary look of the facility is enhanced with textured concrete panels and two-tone cast-in thin brick. Rustication lines and medallions accent the building. At the front of the building, the top floors extend beyond the footprint of the first floor, creating a covered driveway for patients. Customizing spaces for numerous medical practices and disciplines in a single facility was one of the greatest challenges on this project.

Sentry Gateway: 99,000-square-foot office building in San Antonio, Tex. Submitted by: Powers Brown Architecture of Houston, Tex. Other TCA member involvement: E E Reed Construction LP, Haynes Whaley Associates Inc., and CMC Construction Services.

This three-story 99,000-Square-foot building is the first of eight buildings in a master-planned business park in San Antonio. The floor plate and core were calibrated to the needs of thirdparty government provider tenants, with efficient floor plates, deep light penetration and securable leasing pods. Tilt-Up wall technology was a key element in allowing the architecture to react to its context, producing a clean modern interpretation of response to climate and the local 'style’. The building has a nearly 50 percent glass-to-wall ratio that balances the structural

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aspect of the walls with an open diaphanous appearance. The medium-textured painted finish is augmented with dimensional local limestone in both honed and split-face finish. The entry fin was a 13,000-pound pick which took a 300-ton crane eight minutes to pick and place. The building perimeter was erected in three days, giving the leasing team an advantage as the building appeared more complete than it would have with conventional construction. The building is designed to LEED Gold criteria and is currently in process of certification from USGBC.

Data Systems & Technology, Inc. (DST): 7,000-square-foot office building in Sierra Vista, Ariz. Submitted by: SSA Architecture LLC of Laurel, Md. Other TCA member involvement: LJB Inc., Dayton Superior Corporation, Textured Coatings of America Inc. and Nox-Crete Products.

Data Systems & Technology, Inc. (DST) was founded in Sierra Vista and the owner wanted a western headquarters facility that would celebrate its success with the community. As such, DST worked closely with the mayor to identify and acquire the site of an abandoned and poorly constructed eyesore located in the redevelopment initiate area. DST envisioned a LEEDcertified, high quality building that would incorporate current and embrace future technologies, while helping restore the area. They sought an energy efficient solution with windows and a rooftop terrace. Tilt-Up construction was the ideal solution. A key component of sustainability is construction of a long-lasting durable building. Tilt-Up meets this criterion in several ways. As a wall-bearing construction system, the need for perimeter columns (with additional footings), as well as beams, is eliminated, reducing the number of columns and beams in the structure by 50 percent. The lack of the bumps on exterior walls the columns create is a big benefit when space-planning the tenant suites. Utilizing Tilt-Up allows for wide open interior spaces and optimal design flexibility, which was essential since DST intended to occupy the second floor and sought retail and/or office tenants for the first floor. Another benefit of Tilt-Up is that concrete construction does not rust, support mold growth or burn. The large panels reduce uncontrolled infiltration and the reinforcing steel contains significant amounts of recycled steel. Since ready-mixed concrete is locally produced, the majority of material is locally mined and the wall panels are simply moved a few feet instead of being shipped hundreds of miles. And, when the building is no longer useful, the concrete and rebar are easily and locally recycled. The exterior of the wall was coated with Tex-Cote cool wall, one of the most thermally reflective paint available. This feature not only reduces cooling costs, but it also increases the life of the paint itself. 22

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Projects winning in the warehouse/distribution category include:

Highland Fairview – Skechers Distribution: 1,817,021-square-foot warehouse/distribution facility in Rancho Belago, Calif. Submitted by: Kramer Engineering Inc. of Tustin, Calif. Other TCA member involvement: Dayton Superior Corporation, White Cap and Nox-Crete Products Group.

FAN FAVORITE | The building serves as the distribution center for Skechers USA. The project was designed with a 40-foot clear height minimum at the first girder in from both dock sides (cross-dock configuration). Due to the size and height of the building, Tilt-Up panels were able to act as shear walls and provide all the dock doors needed for the building (244 dock-high loading doors and 58 knock-out openings for future doors). There are two interior Tilt-Up panel wall lines which play a dual role of shear wall and Maximum-Foreseeable-Loss (MFL) /HighFire-Challenge walls. They are tied into the diaphragm on both sides and are Factory Mutual Compliant. The long dimension of the building runs east/west 2,847 feet. The north wall has several unique features and is one of the dock-door wall lines. The panels are configured in groups of four. Each group is designed with the top of parapet sloping, as well as the face of the wall panels angling out four feet. This design gives the illusion of the building stepping down in elevation as you pass it on the freeway. In reality the floor is level in the east/west direction and slopes 0.5 percent in the north/south direction. Angled end panels were utilized for the airintake louvers capturing the east/west winds contributing to the air quality of the warehouse. Using a concrete bond beam cast with the panels allowed all the roof framing trusses at the north side to be the same length. This reduced the cost of the roof structure and allowed the ledger to be used as chord of the roof diaphragm. The roof structure was designed with provisions to allow for solar to be installed on 145,000 square feet of the roof. This is one of the largest single tilt-up buildings designed with seismic near source Ss=2.0 as well as one of the most architecturally enhanced distribution centers of its kind.

Projects winning in the special projects category include:

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Diversified Yacht Services: 48,211-square-foot special project building in Fort Myers Beach, Fla. Submitted by: Allen Concrete & Masonry, Inc. of Naples, Fla. Other TCA Member involvement: Permit Engineering Service Inc., Meadow Burke and White Cap.

All panels had to be cast on a temporary casting bed then walked up a slight incline to be placed on foundations that were five feet below sub-grade. Combined with the panel height and weight, lifting the panels off the temporary casting bed was a challenge, even with a 300-ton crawler crane. The required rigging length did not allow the panel to be turned once it was picked off the bed due to clearance with the main bar and the crane boom. All panels had to be erected and braced from the inside face due to utilities and an adjacent bridge outside the property line. Erection sequence and temporary brace planning were critical in maintaining a safe work environment. Panel-to-panel connections were welded daily to help brace the panels against high winds during hurricane season. The required mitered corners along with a 1.5-inch deep form liner (large staggered block pattern) on a 78-foot-tall panel also created a challenge.

Americas Car Museum: 169,000-square-foot special project building in Tacoma, Wash. Submitted by: SAK & Associates, Inc. of Puyallup, Wash.

LeMay, America’s Car Museum, borders Interstate 5 with the Puget Sound as its backdrop in the heart of downtown Tacoma. This project is a parking garage that was uniquely designed to be a vintage car museum. The structure consists of 40-foot concrete Tilt-Up walls with form liners and integral pilasters, concrete ramps, and elevated decks and stained and polished floors. The heavy timber roof structure includes a 100-foot span and 5-foot deep gluIam beams sealed by a corrugated aluminum roof. The building itself houses the museum's administration offices, banquet facilities, gallery spaces, retail and storage spaces and of course, room for the vintage cars. The project was changed from a typical CIP design to architectural Tilt-Up to save both time and money.

Fan Favorites In addition to the projects chosen by the panel of judges, TCA gave the public a chance to pick their favorites on Facebook. The following projects were selected as “Fan Favorites”: •

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Highland Fairview Corporate Park – Skechers USA Distribution Center – see description above

UCSD East Campus Office Building – see description above

Schattdecor, Inc. – see description above

Hitachi Computer Products Expansion – see below

The Hitachi Computer Products Plant: 197,184-square-foot warehouse and office addition in Norman, Okla. Submitted by: The Korte Company Other TCA Member involvement: Nawkaw.

This addition more than doubled the size of this facility. The project utilized 11,700 square feet of Spec Formliner (1306 Modified, 1/3 Bond) with NAWKAW Staining, effectively minimizing the project schedule and construction duration. The expansion will be the first one in the state using the Oklahoma Development Pooled Finance Program, A state incentive program that allows Hitachi to use state tax withholdings from the plant's employees to pay for construction. The Tilt-Up construction method allowed for a more aggressive construction schedule, while also providing additional stability and safety during construction as well as after the job was completed. In fact, the Hitachi facility survived both an F3 Tornado and a 4.0-4.5 earthquake with no damage. The innovative use of Tilt-Up panels and Nawkaw staining gave this project a unique look. The LEED certified facility includes a racking system, warehouse space, office space and administrative offices as well as 20 dock bays. The eco-friendly facility also has parking for hybrid/electric cars as well as bike racks. The Hitachi Norman plant has added approximately 75 jobs to the area. Previously, the facility employed 300 employees. About TCA and the Achievement Awards The annual Achievement Awards competition is a year-round opportunity for any TCA member company to participate. Each year, the submittal process closes at the end of June to allow for the evaluation and award process that culminates with public announcement of the recipients during the TCA’s Convention in the fall. To find out more about this program, the requirements and TCA membership in general, interested persons can visit the awards submission section of the TCA website or contact Jim Baty, TCA Technical Director.

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place. Tilt-Up construction is one of the fastest growing industries, 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 or contact TCA headquarters at 319-895-6911 or info@tilt-up.org.

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Photo guide:

Photos can be downloaded from the following link: http://ge.tt/1qUijjM/v/0. Below is a listing of the project name for the corresponding number found in the photo name.

45 25 19 37 21 3 38 40 26 31 30 27 15 12 44 22 13 32 17 29 46 28 10 16 18 9 33

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Missouri Korean War Veterans Memorial MEPS - Jacksonville The Killam Office Building Oxygen Development UCSD East Campus Office Building Ak-Chin Entertainment Complex Schattdecor, Inc. United Technologies Fire and Security Innovation Kilgore Office Addition Folsom Cordova Unified School District Education Services Center Allied Health Central Arizona College - Academic Services, Info, Common and Lab Building North Gate Express Scripts Diversified Yacht Services Wright & Burnside Business Campus - Building 'B' ISL Web Marketing Head Office Highland Fairview Corporate Park - Skechers USA Distribution Center Quantico Corporate Center Building G Johnson Wales University Biscayne Commons Residence Hall Americas Car Museum (LeMay) Global Village Academy Digital Domain Northern Ohio Medical Specialists Sentry Gateway Data Systems & Technology, Inc. (DST) Hitachi Expansion

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113 First Street West, Mt. Vernon, Iowa 52314 319-895-6911, voice -- 319-895-8830, fax www.tilt-up.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, contact: Jim Baty, 319-895-6911 or jbaty@tilt-up.org Kimberly Kayler, 614-873-6706 or kkayler@constructivecommunication.com Facts: 1. The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) strives to improve the quality and acceptance of site-cast Tilt-Up construction - one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S. 2. The Alphonse J. Engelman Safety Awards Program recognizes TCA contractor members for their continuing efforts of creating safer Tilt-Up working environments for their employees.

TCA Announces Winners for 2012 Alphonse J. Engelman Safety Awards MT. VERNON, IOWA (Oct. 24, 2012) – 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 building system – has announced the winners for the seventh annual safety awards.

The Alphonse J. Engelman Safety Awards Program honors Al Engelman, a TCA past president and board member as well as a long-time supporter of the Tilt-Up industry. Engelman helped introduce this industry awards program that now bears his name.

Developed to enhance the TCA’s overall mission to improve the industry through recognition and education, this program emphasizes the safety commitment and achievement throughout the membership. The winners of the 2012 Alphonse J. Engelman Safety Awards were recognized during TCA’s Annual Convention on Oct. 2 in Amelia Island, Fla.

“This year’s winners exemplify safe work practices on the jobsite, and these awards highlight the results of their efforts,” said Barclay Gebel, chair of the TCA Safety Committee. “The TCA TCA Safety Awards – page 1 of 3


continues to increase attention and support of the safety process as we look forward to continued growth of our industry.”

TCA’s Safety Awards Program recognizes companies based on the following categories: Best Tilt-Up Safety Achievement Award, Most Improved Safety Achievement Award, Zero Lost Time Accident Achievement Award, Certificate of Recognition. This year’s winners included a variety of industry contractors: •

Best Tilt-Up Safety Achievement Award/General Contractors: Bob Moore Construction, Inc., Panatonni Construction, Inc., Haskell Company.

Best Tilt-Up Safety Achievement Award/Tilt-Up Contractors: SiteCast Construction Corp., Citadel Contractors, Inc., Ace/Avant Concrete Construction Company, Inc.

Most Improved Safety Achievement Award: B.D. Stevens Limited.

Zero Lost Time Accident Achievement Award: B.D. Stevens Limited, Citadel Contractors, Inc., Panatonni Construction, Inc., E.E. Reed Construction, L.P., SiteCast Construction Corp., AML, Inc., Bob Moore Construction, Inc., American Constructors, Inc., Haskell Company.

These winners were recognized at the 2012 TCA Annual Convention. Submissions were accepted from active TCA members only and consisted of self-performing as well as general contracting companies to any of the six categories. Contractors with a fatality in 2011 were ineligible to receive recognition.

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 TCA Safety Awards – page 2 of 3


construction and minimal capital investment. For more information about the TCA, visit www.tiltup.org or call Ed Sauter at 319-895-6911 or e-mail esauter@tilt-up.org.

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TCA announces winners for 2012 Alphonse J. Engelman Safety Awards 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 BUILDING SYSTEM – HAS ANNOUNCED THE WINNERS FOR THE SEVENTH ANNUAL SAFETY AWARDS.

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 building system – has announced the winners for the seventh annual safety awards. The Alphonse J. Engelman Safety Awards Program honors Al Engelman, a TCA past president and board member as well as a long-time supporter of the Tilt-Up industry. Engelman helped introduce this industry awards program that now bears his name. Developed to enhance the TCA’s overall mission to improve the industry through recognition and education, this program emphasizes the safety commitment and achievement throughout the membership. The winners of the 2012 Alphonse J. Engelman Safety Awards were recognized during TCA’s Annual Convention on Oct. 2 in Amelia Island, Fla. “This year’s winners exemplify safe work practices on the jobsite, and these awards highlight the results of their efforts,” said Barclay Gebel, chair of the TCA Safety Committee. “The TCA continues to increase attention and support of the safety process as we look forward to continued growth of our industry.” TCA’s Safety Awards Program recognizes companies based on the following categories: Best TiltUp Safety Achievement Award, Most Improved Safety Achievement Award, Zero Lost Time Accident Achievement Award, Certificate of Recognition. This year’s winners included a variety of industry contractors: z z z z

Best Tilt-Up Safety Achievement Award/General Contractors: Bob Moore Construction, Inc., Panatonni Construction, Inc., Haskell Company. Best Tilt-Up Safety Achievement Award/Tilt-Up Contractors: SiteCast Construction Corp., Citadel Contractors, Inc., Ace/Avant Concrete Construction Company, Inc. Most Improved Safety Achievement Award: B.D. Stevens Limited. Zero Lost Time Accident Achievement Award: B.D. Stevens Limited, Citadel Contractors, Inc., Panatonni Construction, Inc., E.E. Reed Construction, L.P., SiteCast Construction Corp., AML, Inc., Bob Moore Construction, Inc., American Constructors, Inc., Haskell Company.

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seventh annual safety awards. The Alphonse J. Engelman Safety Awards Program honors Al

Engelman, a TCA past president and

board member as well as a long-time supporter of the Tilt-Up industry. Engelman helped introduce this

industry awards program that now bears his name.

Developed to enhance the TCA’s overall mission to improve the

industry through recognition and

education, this program emphasizes the safety commitment and

achievement throughout the

membership. The winners of the

2012 Alphonse J. Engelman Safety Awards were recognized during

TCA’s Annual Convention on Oct. 2 in Amelia Island, Fla. 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 building system — has announced the winners of the seventh annual safety awards.

“This year’s winners exemplify safe work practices on the job site, and

these awards highlight the results of their efforts,” said Barclay Gebel,

chair of the TCA safety committee. “The TCA continues to increase

attention and support of the safety process as we look forward to continued growth of our industry.” TCA’s Safety Awards Program recognizes companies based on the following categories: Best Tilt-Up Safety Achievement Award, Most Improved Safety Achievement Award, Zero Lost Time Accident

Achievement Award, Certificate of Recognition. This year’s winners included a variety of industry contractors:

• Best Tilt-Up Safety Achievement Award/General Contractors: Bob Moore Construction Inc.

, Panatonni Construction Inc., Haskell Company. • Best Tilt-Up Safety Achievement Award/Tilt-Up Contractors: SiteCast Construction Corp., Citadel

Contractors Inc., Ace/Avant Concrete Construction Company Inc.

• Most Improved Safety Achievement Award: B.D. Stevens Limited.

• Zero Lost Time Accident Achievement Award: B.D. Stevens Limited, Citadel Contractors Inc., Panatonni

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Construction Inc., E.E. Reed Construction L.P.,

SiteCast Construction Corp. AML, Inc., Bob Moore Construction Inc., American Constructors Inc., Haskell Company.

These winners were recognized at the 2012 TCA Annual Convention. Submissions were accepted from

active TCA members only and consisted of self-performing as well as general contracting companies to any of the six categories. Contractors with a fatality in 2011 were ineligible to receive recognition. About the TCA

http://www.constructionequipmentguide.com/TCA-Announces-Winners-of-2012-Safety-... 11/21/2012


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 jbaty@tilt-up.org Kimberly Kayler, 614-873-6706 or kkayler@constructivecommunication.com

Tilt-Up Concrete Association Sponsors Several Events at World of Concrete 2013 MT. VERNON, IOWA (Dec. 4, 2012) 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 building system – is sponsoring several educational events at the 2013 World of Concrete.

To be held in Las Vegas, Nev. from Feb. 4-8, 2013, World of Concrete is the industry’s only annual international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries. Featuring indoor and outdoor exhibits with the industry’s leading suppliers, World of Concrete presents a variety of new products and technologies, as well as several educational opportunities.

The 2013 event marks the 24th year that the Tilt-Up Concrete Association will be co-sponsoring the World of Concrete. Once again, the TCA will provide a line-up of important educational events including: •

"Modern Tilt-Up Contractors Demonstrate Historical Craftsmanship," (World of Concrete Seminar Code WE126) – Feb. 6 from 8:30-10 a.m. Mitch Bloomquist, Project Manager of TCA, will explain how the popularity and continued growth of tilt-up concrete construction provides opportunities for a renewed focus on craftsmanship. This presentation will highlight how the satisfaction of clients and the pride among its crew are recognized and related to craftsmanship.

Tilt-Up Certification Seminar and “ACI Tilt-Up Certification Exam” (World of Concrete Code TH53 and THTUS) – Seminar is Feb. 7 from noon-4 p.m., exam is from 4-6 p.m. Successful completion of this exam will award participants with the distinction

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as an ACI/TCA Certified Tilt-Up Technician and completing the paperwork for work experience will upgrade participants to an ACI/TCA Certified Tilt-Up Supervisor. •

TCA Annual Meeting and Awards Breakfast – Feb. 7 from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center in the South Hall, Room 222. This year’s TCA Annual Meeting will feature a keynote address from Edward J. Sullivan, Vice President and Chief Economist for the Portland Cement Association. The event will also feature the presentation of the TCA Professional Awards. The cost to attend the meeting is $85 for TCA members and $105 for nonmembers. Those registering on or before Jan. 16 will receive $20 off of that price ($65/$85). To register, contact TCA at 319-895-6911 or register online at http://tiltup.org/annual-meeting.

TCA Board of Directors Meeting – Feb. 7 from 1-5 p.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center in the South Hall, Room S227.

When registering to attend the event, please use this link (http://bit.ly/WOC_FREE) or remember to use the TCA source code, A35 for free exhibits only admission, seminar discounts and more. Please stop by and visit TCA’s booth, C4541 when you are walking the show floor. To register, contact TCA at 319-895-6911 or register online at www.tilt-up.org. 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.tiltup.org or call Ed Sauter at 319-895-6911 or e-mail esauter@tilt-up.org.

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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: Kimberly Kayler, 614.873.6706 or kkayler@constructivecommunication.com Facts: 1. The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) strives to improve the quality and acceptance of site-cast Tilt-Up construction - one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S. 2. Since the mid-1940s tilt-up construction has developed into the preferred method of construction for many types of buildings and structures. 3. The TCA has developed a temporary bracing guideline to provide safety guidance for those in the tilt-up construction industry called Temporary Wind Bracing of Tilt-Up Concrete Panels During Construction.

Tilt-Up Concrete Association Releases New Temporary Wind Bracing Guideline MT. VERNON, IOWA (Jan. 3, 2013) – The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) – an international nonprofit organization that serves to expand and improve the use of Tilt-Up as the preferred building system – has announced the release of a revised guideline on Temporary Wind Bracing of Tilt-Up Concrete Panels During Construction.

According to Jim Baty, Technical Director of the TCA, the guideline is intended to provide a standardized method for the design and erection of a temporary bracing system for use during construction of a Tilt-Up structure. The current OSHA requirement requires that Tilt-Up concrete panels be temporarily braced to prevent panels from overturning or collapsing during the construction of a Tilt-Up structure. Since OSHA does not specify how to prevent Tilt-Up wall panels from overturning or collapsing, the TCA developed a temporary bracing guideline for use by the construction industry.

“The 2012 edition of the TCA Wind-Bracing Guidelines is a combination of technological progress in this industry and reassurance for the performance of these systems,” said Baty. Page 1 of 3


Baty noted that the industry was challenged when ASCE 37 identified it would change to adopt ASCE 7 pressures as it established the concern that bracing schemes may be under-designed for the resulting wind conditions. However, he noted, TCA’s engineering experts have been able to confirm that Tilt-Up bracing systems are sufficiently designed with today’s standards.

“This confirmation permitted us to move forward with recommendations for response design recommendations on slab thickness and integrating helical ground anchor systems to this more robust version,” he said.

The original TCA Bracing Guidelines, published in September 1994, suggested a temporary bracing design based on a minimum uniform lateral wind pressure of 10 psf., applied over the entire panel area. This was based on a 40-year history of bracing panels that were for the most part, shorter than 30-feet tall. TCA revised the document in 1998 to incorporate the analytical procedures contained in ASCE Standard 7-95, Minimum Design Loads For Buildings And Other Structures. This ASCE standard forms the basis for calculation of wind forces used in the design of wind force resisting systems in completed structures. The wind load provisions of section 6.0, ASCE 7-95 were followed in the design of temporary bracing for Tilt-Up panels during construction.

The application of ASCE 7-95 resulted in an applied lateral wind pressure that varies over and increases with the height of the panels. The 1998 guideline used a construction period wind speed of 70 mph as a minimum in the design of temporary bracing. This was based on a basic wind speed of 90 mph, with a fifty year mean recurrence interval and multiplying it by 0.78 to convert it to a construction period wind speed of 70 mph with a five year mean recurrence interval. This method also incorporated the 3-second gust speeds reported by the national weather service and other weather information services.

In 2005, TCA revised its 1998 wind-bracing guide to incorporate the provisions of SEI/ASCE 3702, Design Loads On Structures During Construction. The SEI/ASCE 37-02 standard incorporates the design wind load requirements of the ASCE 7-95 standard, using a basic wind speed of 90 mph. For construction periods up to one year, the SEI/ASCE 37-02 standard specifies the use of an adjustment factor of 0.8 to be applied to the basic 90 mph wind speed.

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This adjustment results in a 72 mph construction period design wind speed, which is the wind speed recommended for design of the temporary bracing system.

The 2012 edition continues to base its design loadings on SEI/ASCE 37-02, however, the wind loadings are now based on ASCE 7-10 provisions. ASCE 37-02 will adopt the ASCE 7-10 wind provisions in the next revision to the publication. In addition, it is very likely that many, if not all local building codes, will endorse ASCE 7-10 in the near future. As such, the TCA decided to endorse ASCE 7-10 as the standard for temporary bracing of Tilt panels during construction.

The major changes to wind load provision of ASCE 7-10 include: •

Introduction of new wind speed maps to be used with a 1.0 load factor for LRFD design

A 0.6 load reduction factor for ASD design

Re-introduction of Exposure D in hurricane prone Regions

To purchase your copy of the new Guideline, visit www.tilt-up.org/resources. Considering the environmental impact and declining use of printed material, this publication is available solely in its digital form.

About 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, 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 or contact TCA headquarters at 319-895-6911 or info@tilt-up.org.

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