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2016 TCA Convention

The 2016 Tilt-Up Convention and Expo, presented by HD Supply Construction & Industrial - White Cap and Meadow Burke, is the premier gathering of the global tilt-up industry.  As always, this year’s event is designed to provide attendees with valuable education that can be applied directly to their next tilt-up job.

Post-event surveys show 92% of attendees estimate they will save their company or clients at least $2,000 on their next project as a direct result of their attendance. 35% of respondents say they will save at least $5,000 and 17% say they will save more than $10,000 on their next project alone. Most importantly, well over 90% of attendees say they learned something at convention that will make their jobsite, or that of their client, safer.

“If you do not learn something at Convention that will at least save you the cost of attendance on your next job, you were not listening!”

- Laurence Smith, JW Lindsay

Participation in this important industry event also ensures effective utilization of the greatest, and most diverse network of tilt-up professionals on the planet. The connections made between attendees prove to be very beneficial. Post-event surveys conclude that 67% of participants make new connections that will help them grow professionally, 60% make new connections that their company or firm may collaborate with on future projects, and 73% make connections that could help troubleshoot issues on their next project.

Annual Highlights

Solutions Sandbox

The outdoor demonstrations in Denver will vary from previous years’ presentations. Hosted by HD Supply Construction & Industrial White Cap, this year’s event is all about providing you with solutions to jobsite issues.

We have asked leading suppliers of tilt-up tools, accessories and services to communicate the most common and costly mistakes made on jobsites. These issues, or conditions, will be replicated on a series of panels in a variety of stages. The interactive hands-on exhibit will present the causes of these issues, steps to remedy the issues and better yet, strategies to avoid similar mistakes in the future.

Tilt-Up Awards Gala

The Tilt-Up Awards Gala, sponsored by Nox-Crete Products Group, honors those organizations, people and projects that have successfully illustrated the variety, beauty and flexibility of tilt-up construction. A festive atmosphere complete with live music and cocktails sets the stage for the presentation of the Alphonse Engelman Safety Awards, TCA Professional Awards and the Tilt-Up Achievement Awards.

Tilt-Up 101

Convention 2016 will again feature a series of seminars and events covering the basics of the tilt-up building system. The workshop, sponsored by HD Supply Construction & Industrial White Cap, will provide those contractors and design professionals unfamiliar with system, or those looking to firm up their comprehension, an in-depth base of knowledge to build upon.

Tilt-Up Design Track

The Design Track, sponsored by Dayton Superior, is tailored to provide in-depth education specifically for those designing and engineering tilt-up projects.

Tilt-Up Construction Track

This focused series of sessions, sponsored by KB Concrete Systems will address issues critical to the development and success of today’s field supervisors and project managers. Seeking ACI/TCA Tilt-Up Supervisor or Technician re-certification? Pick up continuing education hours at this event and skip the test!

International Reception

International attendees are invited to join the TCA Board of Directors for a special reception sponsored by Dayton Superior.

Tilt-Up Expo

The exhibition component of this year’s event has been expanded to include more time with innovative suppliers, an exhibit of The Architecture of Tilt-Up and an Intro to Tilt-Up presentation.

For the first time in the history of this show, exhibits only passes will be available.

Concierge Sponsors

The following companies have made contributions to this year’s event, making it more delicious, entertaining and comfortable.

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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