Not Your Father’s Tilt-Up Office

When developers and tenants think of Class A office space, they envision high-end, state-of-the-art, architecturally attractive space. A generation ago, tilt-up construction would not be in the conversation for such a project. Today, tilt-up is delivering these spaces faster, better and cheaper than competing construction methods. Riverside Five, a Class A office space in Frederick, […]

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 […]

Matt Bell Named to TCA Board of Directors

Congratulations to Matt Bell for his election to the Tilt-Up Concrete Association’s (TCA) Board of Directors. Matt joins 14 other design and construction professionals serving on the board. This announcement was made today at the TCA Annual Meeting during World of Concrete. Matt was nominated for the board by the TCA’s Executive Committee, in part […]

Announcing the 2013 CON/STEEL Conference

This spring, leaders in the tilt-up concrete construction industry will gather to share best practices, brainstorm sales strategies and network with contractors and industry suppliers. LJB Inc. will host the 2013 CON/STEEL Conference April 30-May 1 in Baltimore, Maryland. This event provides a focused opportunity for CON/STEEL Alliance™ members to improve their businesses. This year’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tilt-Up Buildings Earn Accolades in New Jersey

Last week, Bedrock Concrete Corporation, a member of the CON/STEEL Alliance™, received a New Jersey Concrete Award for the fourth consecutive year. This year, the company was honored with two awards for tilt-up concrete. Green Leaf Pet Resort & Hotel in Millstone, NJ was selected for a Merit Award, and Staples of Toms River in Toms […]