Award-winning projects tout tilt-up versatility

With more than 1,500 tilt-up buildings in our history, it may seem hard to believe that each could be unique. But, just as no two snowflakes are the same, every building has its own story to tell. While each project is indeed special, many have received acclaim from the construction industry and have been lifted […]

Tilt-Up Innovation Showcased in CON/STEEL Building of the Year Competition

Tilt-up construction has been used throughout the United States for nearly a century, but every year contractors push the envelope of what can be built with tilt-up. The 2013 CON/STEEL Building of the Year competition showcases tilt-up innovation, marketplace diversity and architectural versatility. Two winners were selected from this year’s finalists: Architectural Achievement – Grenville […]

Building Protection from Severe Weather

At the beginning of this week, FEMA and NOAA launched the second annual National Severe Weather Preparedness Week.  With Superstorm Sandy, the Joplin, Missouri, tornado, and other weather events fresh in everyone’s minds, FEMA is encouraging families and communities to develop emergency plans and put together emergency supply kits.  But, how much thought do we […]

Special Daytona 500 Car Logo Designed by Newtown Architect

Architects are known for designing incredible spaces and amazing facilities, not typically graphic design and logos. But, one architect in Newtown, Connecticut, designed a logo that will be featured on one of the most prominent advertising spaces in the country – the hood of a NASCAR vehicle at the Daytona 500. The day after the […]

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 […]

Cooler project improves quality of life in Haiti

Agriculture and food production can help build economies for countries like Haiti. But, the extreme heat makes it difficult to preserve fresh produce. For one farm in Haiti, a tilt-up cooler was the perfect solution. Double Harvest is an organization that establishes and develops agriculture projects in Third World countries to increase food production and […]

Article highlights how SecureTILT® saves money and lives

Blast protection of buildings has gained significant attention in recent years. To protect building occupants, the Department of Defense upgraded anti-terrorism/force protection standards, including progressive collapse avoidance. Development Magazine recently featured an article titled Protecting Buildings from Structural Impacts. This article showcases significant schedule and cost savings realized through SecureTILT®, a model for progressive collapse […]

Zartman and Tilt-Up: A natural transition

The first day of tilting wall panels on a tilt-up project is always exciting. For Zartman Construction, who tilted its first ever tilt-up panels last week, it also marks an evolution of their business. Zartman’s extensive experience with concrete construction and fleet of cranes made for a natural transition to tilt-up construction. To learn tilt-up […]

Tilt-Up Meets Aggressive Schedule for Research Facility

When the National Cancer Institute (NCI) wanted to build a state-of-the-art research facility in a short amount of time, tilt-up construction was the best solution. Using tilt-up not only met the aggressive schedule, but saved the owner $1.4 million compared to masonry construction. And, tilt-up provided lower maintenance costs, greater insulation value and reduced impact […]

Owners’ Visions Become Reality with Tilt-Up Versatility

At LJB, we don’t just sit around and think up new ways to design and construct buildings. This kind of innovation is often born out of a need to deliver an owner’s vision for their new facility. SiteCast Construction, a CON/STEEL Alliance™ member in Ottawa, Ontario, continues to make visions a reality with creative applications […]