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The Construction of Tilt-Up | Version en espaƱol

Tilt-Up concrete construction is not new; it has been in use since the turn of the century. Since the mid-1940s it has developed into the preferred method of construction for many types of buildings and structures. Nationwide, over 15% of all industrial buildings are Tilt-Up, ranging in size from 5,000 to over 1.5 million square feet. They are typified by their attractiveness, efficiency and longevity.


  • Construction Basics
    As with any project, the key to success is thorough planning. These pages explain the basic methods and skills required for successful Tilt-Up construction.
  • Tilt-Up Benefits
    When you construct a new building, regardless of its purpose, you want a building that works, is attractive, reasonably priced, and efficient - a building in which you can take pride! You can have all of these benefits with Tilt-Up concrete construction.
  • Certification
    Learn more about Tilt-Up certification - a collaborative effort between the American Concrete Institute and the Tilt-Up Concrete Association.
  • Frequent Questions
    Find answers to common questions about Tilt-Up construction as well as some tips and techniques.
  • Sustainability
    Learn how Tilt-Up can can help aid sustainable, environmentally responsible design.
  • Top Ten Tilt-Up Lists
    The biggest, heaviest, tallest and more - extraordinary accomplishments in Tilt-Up construction.


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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