Certification programs can set your company apart.
Encompassing a wide variety of topics, the Tilt-Up Certification program requires knowledge in 10 specific areas.
1)Safety — Identification of job hazards, knowledge and enforcement of relevant OSHA and other governing safety legislation. Proper conduction of safety meetings and review. 2) Plan Reading — Interpretation of construction, shop and panel drawings, and other related written instructions used in construction. 3) Scheduling — Coordination of all tasks of tilt-up construction including ordering, delivery and staging of materials; allocation of manpower; and sequence of tilt-up operations including casting, curing and lifting/setting of panels. 4) Site Preparation and Foundations — Subgrade and working platform preparation and general inspection of site for movement and staging of materials and work tasks. Layout and construction of foundation systems including continuous footings, pier footings and deep footing systems. Various foundation to panel connections, as applicable. 5) Slabs on Grade — Preparation and placement of slabs on grade including blockouts, reinforcing steel, placement, finishing and curing, bondbreakers, hardeners and sealers. 6) Layout — Determination, location and layout of material storage areas, construction materials and machinery, and tilt-up panels including side forms, rustication and features, in relation to site conditions. Location of panel placement. 7) Forming — Construction of panel forms; installation of reveals and features; and installation of steel, inserts and embeds. Application of bondbreakers and other chemicals, such as retarders and concrete admixtures. 8) Concrete Placement and Properties — Placing and finishing of concrete for the tilt-up panels. Methods of placement, consolidation, finishing techniques and curing. Strength properties of concrete, effect of water and admixture, producing field and lab test cylinders and beams, as defined to ACI standards. 9) Erection — Selection, placement and operation of cranes and rigging. Methods and procedures for bracing and anchorage. Setting of panels, shimming and grouting to within industry tolerances. Inspections, maintenance and the removal of bracing. 10) Structural Systems — Roof, beam, and column systems and their connections to foundation and panels; panel to panel connections; and roof decks.