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[Keynote] What do International Tilt-Up Markets Look Like and How Can We Learn From Them?

October 9, 2020 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm Central Standard Time

Courtois Auditorium

Shawn Hickey, FTCA, CCS, GSC

New to the Tilt-Up Convention and Expo last year, the International Keynote, hosted by Construction Materials, allowed for concentrated attention on the efforts of TCA members to cultivate tilt-up markets outside of the United States. This year, Shawn Hickey, president of SiteCast Construction, will discuss work that has taken him from Ontario, Canada to Africa, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates and beyond. Through examination of these efforts to bring tilt-up to new markets, attendees will be better prepared to enter new markets on their own, take on unfamiliar challenges, and accept that different practices and techniques can often be doors to greater efficiency, profit and quality.


  • Determine the “WHY” first, the rest comes easy. Partnerships can create the demand and business. What does this look like?
  • Learn to navigate issues presented by cultural and language barriers. Focus on the transfer of construction technology, not cultural views and opinions. It’s difficult, fascinating and rewarding.
  • Embrace the difficulties associated with working in an unfamiliar place and understand the basic elements or resources needed for the tilt-up method to thrive in a new market.

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