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TCA announces call for entries for 23rd Annual Achievement Awards Program

MOUNT 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 building system – has announced the call for entries for the 23rd installment of the Tilt-Up Achievement Awards.

Established by the TCA in 1992, the Tilt-Up Achievement Awards program honors projects that use site-cast tilt-up concrete to introduce new building types, advance industry technology and provide unique solutions to building programs. The winning entries illustrate the variety, beauty and flexibility of the tilt-up construction concept.

“All projects submitted are incorporated into our ever expanding project database and become the cornerstone for the association’s marketing efforts for the year ahead,” said Ed Sauter, Executive Director of the TCA. He explains that the program has an extremely large reach and provides projects with global exposure. “Projects are often featured in major concrete industry publications, displayed at premier industry events, and used as fodder for expanded articles in Tilt-Up Today and case study presentations at convention.”

Glen Stephens, Principal at Stephens Architectural Associates and chair of the TCA Awards Committee, states that the Annual TCA Awards Program is the most exciting and dynamic program the TCA provides for its members.

“I am repeatedly amazed as I watch the building community take advantage and harness all the benefits and features tilt-up has to offer. This program demonstrates how owners, developers, architects, and engineers are challenging the general contractors and concrete specialty subcontractors with new ideas, and applications of this unlimited building system,” said Stephens. “As you will see from the winners, the TCA member contractors building these projects are stepping up to the challenge and delivering wonderfully crafted buildings.”

Industry professionals are encouraged to consider submitting projects for the annual Achievement Awards competition throughout the year. To qualify for consideration, a member of the team that maintains a current TCA membership must submit projects.

The entry deadline for this year’s program is June 21, 2013. To view the program guidelines, criteria and to submit a project, visit www.tilt-up.org/awards. Entries not communicated or received by the entry deadline will be placed into the following year’s program.