The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) has announced its Call for Presentations for the 2007 Tilt-Up Convention, to be held October 3–6 in College Park, Md. With the theme “Tilt-Up—It's a System,” the association is inviting industry experts to submit abstracts of approximately 100 words, a list of main objectives, and a speaker biography, as well as tilt-up and speaking experience for consideration. Topic ideas include detailed building cost comparisons, time-savings analysis, life-cycle costing, scheduling, engineering efficiency, selling to educational boards, case studies, design options, and more. Presentations should be 45–60 minutes in length. Submissions should be sent via e-mail to James Baty, TCA technical director, at

The three-day Tilt-Up Convention features intensive training and education seminars for contractors and engineers, architects and marketing personnel, as well as a construction demonstration. Concrete Construction is the Official Media Sponsor of the TCA convention. For more information, visit