TCA releases The Construction of Tilt-Up

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 -- has announced the release of The Construction of Tilt-Up.

The newest publication from the TCA is the second in a planned trilogy of resources covering the architecture, engineering and construction of Tilt-Up. The Construction of Tilt-Up presents state-of-the-art information and large colorful imagery of the construction process. Continuing the high quality evidenced in The Architecture of Tilt-Up, this book also uses the new large format (10 inches by 10 inches).

The Construction of Tilt-Up is a long overdue publication,” states Jim Baty, TCA Technical Director. “Recognizing the impact that Hugh Brooks has had on the industry when he produced the Tilt-Up Design and Construction Manual, there has been a wealth of technology and process change in the last decade. The focus of our effort on this manual was to bring to light these technological improvements and testimonies to the maturity of the professional contractors in the industry. It is a great companion to The Architecture of Tilt-Up that was released last year.”

Topics covered in the book include: planning; slabs and foundation; panel layout and forming; reinforcement; inserts and embedded items; placing and finishing of the panels; lifting, setting and bracing of the panels; connections; and finishing touches. 

The Construction of Tilt-Up is available for $145 for non-members or $95 for members. For orders of 10 or more, each book is available at a reduced rate of $75. For questions or to order, contact TCA at or purchase online from the TCA website at The book will also be available for purchase at the TCA’s booth at this year’s World of Concrete in Las Vegas, Nevada in January. BD+C


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