TCA Sponsors Several Events at World of Concrete 2011

MT. VERNON, IOWA - The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) - a non-profit international organization that serves to expand and improve the use of Tilt-Up as the preferred construction method - is sponsoring several educational events at the 2011 World of Concrete.

As a co-sponsor of World of Concrete, TCA once again provides a line-up of important educational events including:

  • "Tilt-Up: It's a System" (World of Concrete Seminar Code WE05) - Jan. 19 from 8-11 a.m. Laurence Smith, P.E. of J.W. Lindsay Enterprises Ltd. From Dartmouth, Nova Scotia explains how the popularity and continued growth of Tilt-Up dictates a more in-depth explanation of the system to contractors. This presentation will highlight how Tilt-Up is not simply a wall substitute, but an entire construction system.
  • "TCA/ACI Tilt-Up Technician/Supervisor Training" (World of Concrete Seminar Code TH60) - Jan. 20 from 1-4 p.m. This training seminar covers all areas in which a Tilt-Up supervisor is expected to be knowledgeable including safety, plan reading, site preparation, scheduling, foundations, slabs on grade, layout, forming, placement, erection, structural systems and concrete properties. Presented by Shawn Hickey of SiteCast, Inc. from Ottawa, Ontario, this presentation will help prepare attendees for the certification exam.
  • "ACI Tilt-Up Certification Exam" (World of Concrete Code THTUS) - Jan. 20 from 4-6 p.m. Successful completion of this exam will award participants with the distinction as an ACI/TCA Certified Tilt-Up Technician and completing the paperwork for work experience will upgrade participants to an ACI/TCA Certified Tilt-Up Supervisor.
  • TCA Annual Meeting and Awards Breakfast - Jan. 20 from 7:30 - 10:30 a.m., registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Convention Center in the South Hall, Room 222. This year's TCA Annual Meeting will feature a keynote address from Ed Sullivan, chief economist at the Portland Cement Association (PCA), as well as present the 2011 Alphonse Engelman Safety Awards and Professional recognition awards as well as the announcement of the winners of the 2010 Student Design Competition. The business portion of this Annual Meeting will include an introduction of the new Board of Directors including the incoming TCA President and a short business meeting of the gathered Association. The cost to attend the meeting is $65 for TCA members and $85 for non-members if registered by January 18th or $85/$115 after that date. To register, contact TCA at 319-895-6911 or register online at www.tilt-up.org.

As an added benefit to the networking opportunities available for contractors in and around the TCA, this year, a new feature will be offered at the TCA booth. A daily schedule will promote an "Ask the Contractor" forum where interested attendees can delve into those questions that might be puzzling them the most about Tilt-Up construction. TCA professional contractors will be on hand during the designated time slots to provide their experience and recommendations. Combined with this offering will be a running schedule of featured videos available from the TCA for your viewing pleasure.

When registering to attend the event, please remember to use the TCA source code, A35. Please stop by and visit TCA's booth, C4637 when you are walking the show floor. To register, contact TCA at 319-895-6911 or register online at www.tilt-up.org.

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