Although large construction projects usually get the lion's share of publicity, small and medium sized jobs constitute the bread and butter business of most concrete contractors. Recognizing this truism, the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, in conjunction with the Portland Cement Association, initiated a study to develop economical methods of constructing relatively small buildings. The results were shown at a recent demonstration meeting held at Texas A and M College. Basically the work had been aimed at devising a simplified tilt-up construction procedure for which unskilled labor could be used on farm projects. No attempt was made to circumvent contractors; care was taken to point out that a qualified contractor should be employed to supervise the construction operations. The most important step in reducing costs and equipment requirements was the development of a simplified lifting technique. Initially wall panel sizes were examine with an eye to arriving at a versatile and practical module that would be easy to lift. It was found that 8 foot or 10 foot square wall panels would be the right size for more than two-thirds of the building plans for farms. At first, panels were tilted with an A-frame on a winch truck. Panel damage and handling problems were considerable. After some experimentation a 2 inch pipe pyramidal frame, with the point of hitch 10 feet above the panel face, was found to work well. Two 2 inch diameter roller assemblies were found to be adequate for moving panels horizontally when the panels weigh 4,000 points or less. Whenever possible, however, it is advisable to cast the panels so that they can be tilted directly into place. During the construction of these buildings, the following observations were made. The largest tractor available should be used to assure a smooth tilting operation. Uneven, jerky tilting results in damaged panels. Concrete should contain six sacks of cement per cubic yard for best results. Panels of 4 inch thickness need at least four reinforcing bars for vertical tension, and two in compression. Larger panels need more.