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 recipients of the 2009 Tilt-Up Achievement Awards.
In its 18th consecutive year, the Achievement Awards program was established by TCA to honor projects that use site cast Tilt-Up concrete to introduce new building types, advance industry technology and provide unique solutions to building programs. Projects were reviewed by a panel of 12 judges representing a combination of TCA membership categories, educational institutions, publishing and industry management. Several judges worked collaboratively within companies to broaden the perspective and the experience base used to evaluate the projects. As in previous years, submittals were judged on aesthetic expression, schedule, size, originality, finishes and special conditions; all characteristics of the projects that would attract and hold the interest of architects and building owners. To qualify for consideration, projects had to be submitted by a TCA member in good standing from any membership category.