The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) has announced the recipients of the 2005 Tilt-Up Achievement Awards.

In its 14th 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. This year's judges placed an increased emphasis on the characteristics of the projects that would attract and hold the interest of architects and building owners.

According to Jim Baty, technical director of the TCA, 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.

The panel of judges rated eight projects from across all categories to receive the exclusive title, Excellence in Achievement. These projects, listed below, stand out for their unique and inventive use of the Tilt-Up method.

Aventura Town Plaza: 44,100-square-foot retail and office facility in Aventura, Fla. Submitted by Woodland Construction Company of Jupiter, Fla.

Boulevard at the Capital Centre: 500,000-square-foot retail facility in Landover, Md. Submitted by Chesapeake Contracting Croup of Reisterstown, Md.

Errol & Susan Russell Home: 5000-square-foot housing project in Edmond, Okla. Submitted by E.V. Cox Construction Company of Oklahoma City, Okla.

Fossil Ridge Intermediate School: 134,000-square-foot educational project in St. George, Utah. Submitted by Hughes General Contractors of North Salt Lake, Utah.

Miami Children's Museum: 56,000-square-foot special project in Watson Island, Fla. Submitted by Tiltcrete, LLC of Medley, Fla.

RS + K Advertising Office: 20,539-square-foot office building in Madison, Wis. Submitted by New-comb Construction Company of Madison, Wis.

Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church: 40,000-square-foot spiritual building in Lecanto, Fla. Submitted by Elkins Constructors of Jacksonville, Fla.

Waitakere Sports & Events Center: 140,000-square-foot special project in Auckland, New Zealand. Submitted by Alan Reay Consultants Limited of Christchurch, New Zealand.

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