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 25th 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 method.
“For a quarter of a century, the Tilt-Up Concrete Association has been recognizing projects that push the envelope and open new doors,” said Mitch Bloomquist, executive director for the TCA. “I’m convinced that through the sharing of these achievements, this prestigious program has had a great impact on the continued growth and expansion of the tilt-up industry.”
A panel of seasoned tilt-up professionals representing the fields of architecture, development, education, engineering and construction evaluate each project’s aesthetic appeal, architectural ingenuity and creativity in engineering and construction.
“Submitted projects are added to our project database and often become the subject of feature articles, case study presentations and may be included in a variety of industry publications,” said Bloomquist. “These projects are written about, blogged about and talked about at a global scale.”
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. All TCA members affiliated with the project will receive recognition. Awards will be presented at the 3rd Annual Tilt-Up Awards Gala, sponsored by Nox-Crete, during the 2015 TCA Convention in New Brunswick, N.J. this fall.
The entry deadline for this year’s program is June 1, 2015. To view the program guidelines and 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 Tilt-Up Concrete Association
The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) is the international nonprofit trade association for the global tilt-up concrete construction industry and was founded in 1986 by a dedicated group of contractors, professionals, and manufacturers in the interest of improving the quality and acceptance of tilt-up construction, a building system whereby large concrete elements (walls) are cast on the building slab or elsewhere on site and then lifted (tilted) into position. The mission of the Tilt-Up Concrete Association is to expand and improve the use of tilt-up as the preferred building system by providing education and resources that enhance quality and performance. For more information, visit www.tilt-up.org or contact TCA at 319-895-6911.