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TCA Awards

TCA Student Design Awards

This annual competition for graduate and undergraduate architecture students highlights Tilt-Up's many benefits.

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The Tilt-Up Concrete Association sponsors a student design competition every fall to raise the awareness of Tilt-Up's inherent benefits. The competition highlights how those advantages can be used to address current topics of interest in the construction industry.

Submission are judged based on the following criteria:

  1. Creative use of the design concept in overall solution
  2. Application of the Tilt-Up construction method
  3. Appropriateness of response in the context

2009 - The Sustainable Coffee Shop

The 2009 TCA/PCA International Student Design Competition: The Sustainable Coffee Shop was sponsored by the Tilt-Up Concrete Association and the Portland Cement Association.

Architecture students were invited to submit conceptual designs for a new coffee shop in an urban market, specifically designed with emphasis on the practical sustainability using site cast concrete panels and components known as “Tilt-Up” concrete.

See the winning entries

2008 - Fire Storm Housing

The 2008 TCA/PCA International Student Design Competition: Fire Storm Housing 2008 was sponsored by the Tilt-Up Concrete Association and the Portland Cement Association.

Students in the field of architecture were invited to present conceptual designs for firestorm-resistant housing located in the Santa Ana region of California using site-cast Tilt-Up concrete panels for their shell components.

See the winning entries

2007 - Storm Housing 2007

The 2007 TCA/PCA International Student Design Competition: Storm Housing 2007 was sponsored by the Tilt-Up Concrete Association and the Portland Cement Association.

Students in the field of architecture were invited to present conceptual designs for a storm-resistant housing complex located along the Gulf Coast using site-cast, Tilt-Up concrete panels for their shell components.

See the winning entries

About the TCA

Founded in 1986, the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) strives to improve the quality and acceptance of site-cast Tilt-Up construction, a method in which concrete wall panels are cast on-site and tilted into place. Tilt-Up construction is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States, combining the advantages of reasonable cost with low maintenance, durability, speed of construction and minimal capital investment. At least 10,000 buildings, enclosing more than 650 million square feet, are constructed each year using this construction method.

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