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Cultivating a Tilt-Up Workforce Cultivating a Tilt-Up Workforce

"To build a tilt-up crew the first thing is to understand the product,” says Shawn Hickey, president of SiteCast Construction, Ottawa, Ontario. Read more

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Expanding Tilt-Up to the Middle East Expanding Tilt-Up to the Middle East

The introduction of tilt-up to Amman, Jordan, proved to be a success for tilt-up construction throughout the Middle East. Read more

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Engineering A to Z, Part 2

After diligent planning of the project—accounting for wall assembly, cranes, choosing the casting surface, panelization of the walls, panel dimensions and weights, and layout and erection sequencing—it's time to take a good look at the final details and s Read more

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Engineering A to Z, Part 1 Engineering A to Z, Part 1

Site cast tilt-up—a construction method in which concrete wall panels are cast onsite and tilted into place—has gained rapid acceptance in recent years due to its speed of construction, cost-efficiency, and advanced architectural treatments. Read more

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