The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) has announced the recipients of the 2007 Tilt-Up Achievement Awards. This year, the panel of judges recognized a total of 33 award recipients out of the 94 entries submitted and selected four projects from across all categories to receive the exclusive title, Excellence in Achievement. The projects exemplify the current state of the art in tilt-up construction with unique and inventive methods.
According to Jim Baty, TCA technical director, the judges routinely commented on the continued growth of creativity in applying the principles of forming and lifting site-cast tilt-up elements with limited or no constraint on the size, shape, or complexity of the geometry.
In its 16th consecutive year, the Achievement Awards program was established by TCA to honor projects that use site-cast tilt-up concrete to introduce new building types, advance industry technology, and provide unique solutions to building programs. Projects were reviewed by a panel of 13 judges representing a cross-section of TCA members, educators, press, and industry managers. Although submittals were judged on aesthetic expression, schedule, size, originality, finishes, and special conditions, this year's judges also placed an increased emphasis on the characteristics of the projects that would attract and hold the interest of architects and building owners.
Projects were encouraged from any market segment and were aligned into categories and subcategories including Manufacturing/Industrial, Warehouse/Distribution, Retail, Office, Spiritual Buildings, Educational, Institutional, Commercial, Housing, Special Projects, and Innovative Application Techniques.
To see the entire list of award winners, visit TCA online at www.tilt-up.org.
The four projects that received recognition for Excellence in Achievement are: