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TCA Awards Committee

The Awards Committee administers the TCA Annual National Awards program as both a member benefit and industry service.

The TCA Achievement Awards is acknowledged as one of the most significant Member benefits offered by the Association if not the most significant.

Current roster

  • Glen Stephens – SAA Architecture (Chair)
  • Alan Wilson – Haskell
  • Todd Edge – Ken Carlson Architect P.A.
  • Alex Romero – Haskell
  • Jim MacKinnon – Saunders Construction, Inc.
  • Jeff Needham – Needham & Associates
  • Tom Heffernan – Cardno Haynes Whaley, Inc.

Staff Liaison

  • Jim Baty

Responsibilities

  • Monitor framework for the judging criteria for the TCA national design awards.
  • To produce a consistent, fair and respected process with standards and categories and achievements.
  • Maintain the process to govern the selection process for Judges.
    • Maintain a revolving “Pool of Judges”
    • Develop guidelines for judges to implement the goals and intent of the TCA national design awards program
    • Provide TCA member’s a clearly understandable and constant judging criteria. TCA Members need to see the process as “fair”
  • Design a process for the evaluation for all submission so the judges can compare each other’s thoughts and considerations
  • Annual Achievement Award program
    • Categories and divisions
    • Submission requirements
    • Entry fees, award quantities and recognition outlets
  • Memorial Recognition (Individual or Company) program
    • Monitor program and its execution
    • Solicit nominations for candidates.
    • Review potential changes to update memorial status of awards
  • TCA Annual Tilt-Up Safety Award program
    • Criteria for recognition
    • Develop guidelines and submission forms
  • Develop and maintain a Student Tilt-Up Design Competition to add to the Achievement Awards program

Current tasks

  • Prepare for 2010 Achievement Awards:
    • Review categories, criteria, costs and judging procedures
    • Project future changes based on significant increases in submittals and time constraints of judging
  • Solicit nominations for Memorial Recognition awards:
    • Peter Courtois Award
    • Robert Aiken Award (Innovators Award)
    • Engineering Award
    • Architects Award
    • Murray Parker Award (Contractors Award)

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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