Founded in 1986, the TCA strives 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.
Another new trend is the use of tilt-up construction
. Tiltup construction is typically associated with non-descriptive, "big-box" warehouse buildings and is considered, "cheep" construction by most.
"[This] technology is expanding our capacity to create a competitive edge for tilt-up construction
customers," says Dayton Superior CEO Jim McRickard, noting that Tilt-Up Design System President Joe Steinbicker has agreed to serve as a leading contributor to the new venture.
Built with tilt-up construction
, the store features a 100% glass front wall, which showcases the company's cowhides and other products to passing motorists.
Economy: In most cases, tilt-up construction
results in the lowest first cost.
REALITY: In a recent survey, 65 percent of respondents had designed a tilt-up construction
facility and 75 percent of designers felt that speed and cost were the biggest advantages of the tilt-up system.
In its Jersey City project, Barrett Builders' innovative use of concrete in the storage building's tilt-up construction
earned the Association's approval.
In the meantime, here's a primer on the key principles of tilt-up construction
, extracted from the "Tilt-Up Construction
and Engineering Manual," available from the TCA Web site.
SiteCast[TM] Construction Corp., an Ottawa, Ontario leader in tilt-up construction
technology and affiliate of Colonnade Development, has developed the SiteCast Schoolroom.
Winning entries illustrate the variety, aesthetic potential and flexibility of the tilt-up construction
Bob Moore Construction, acting as design-builder, transformed an empty shell tilt-up construction
building into a highly complex distribution center, cold storage warehouse and food manufacturing facility.
Ordell Construction has specialized in the past in the concrete tilt-up construction
method that will be used in the Parkway West project, but in recent years has branched into other types of construction.