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September 25, 2013

2013 Annual TCA Conference

by Kim Gayo

Our very own, Mark Gardner, P.E. will be presenting at the 2013 Annual Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) Conference held on September 30th – October 2nd in Houston, Texas. Catch Mark alongside Jeffrey Brown, Principal at Powers Architecture, as they introduce their ideas on “The New Anti-Terrorism Applications of Tilt-Up”.

Date:   October 1, 2013
Time:  4:00pm – 5:00pm

The presentation will focus on the design, construction and marketing of a 4-story tilt building.  The design will focus on achieving a Medium Level of Protection per DoD Anti-terrorism Criteria as well as meeting the Alternate Path Method for DoD Progressive Collapse Criteria. Additionally, it will accommodate both the architectural look of the building and the hardening design requirements, unique design and construction challenges to develop a Class A office space.  Finally, the presentation will discuss how tilt-up can be marketed to expand the existing market place and remain cost competitive.

For more information, visit the official 2013 TCA Convention website and view the latest TCA publication “Reducing the Cost of Reasonable– Tilt-Up & Anti-Terrorism Force Protection”, which includes Mark’s research and work.

Hope to see you there!

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