One of Tilt-Up’s Finest Earns Industry Honor

Congratulations to Shawn Hickey of SiteCast Construction, a long-time partner of LJB as well as a personal friend of mine.  Shawn was recently named one of the five most influential people in the concrete industry for 2013 by Concrete Construction magazine. One of the things that has always set Shawn apart is his innovative spirit […]

Tilt-Up Reduces Total Cost of Building Ownership

One of the iconic sayings attributed to Benjamin Franklin is “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”  While this adage is often used in relation to health management, a similar concept can be applied to building ownership and new building construction. Industry studies have proven that construction cost is only a fraction […]

Tilt-Up Protects Against the Zombie Apocalypse

Tilt-up construction vs. zombies

If you believe in the pop culture hype, it’s time to get prepared against the impending Zombie Apocalypse. The phenomenon is actually gaining some legitimacy, with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announcing a “Zombie Preparedness” campaign and military and police personnel training for a worldwide zombie pandemic. With the zombies looming, it’s obvious […]

Protecting Data from the Outside In

The demand for data centers is exploding, according to Building Design + Construction magazine. More companies are shifting to off-site data centers, which is driving a surge in data center construction. Data centers are considered mission critical facilities and must be designed to stay online and operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week. […]

Tilt-up and Federal Progressive Collapse Avoidance

You’ve probably seen footage of a building being torn down and watched it collapse floor by floor.  To avoid this from happening to an occupied building, the federal government has implemented progressive collapse avoidance requirements. Tilt-up construction is a more durable and cost-effective solution for meeting these requirements compared to steel-framed designs. Using tilt-up for […]

Meet Changing Energy Codes at No Additional Cost with Tilt-Up

As our country moves toward more sustainable building construction, energy codes are becoming stricter with new provisions such as continuous insulation and air barrier testing. So how does tilt-up construction measure up to other building methods for meeting new IECC and ASHRAE energy codes? Jim Baty with the Tilt-up Concrete Association (TCA) provides an in-depth […]

World of Concrete 2012 – Top Things You Missed if You Weren’t There

More than 50,000 people and more than 1,200 exhibiting companies attended World of Concrete 2012 in Las Vegas, including several LJB staff and me. World of Concrete (WOC) is always a valuable experience for LJB. It gives us the opportunity to interact with industry experts on challenges our construction partners are facing and allows us […]