Mt. Vernon, IA— The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA), a non-profit international organization that serves to expand and improve the use of site-cast tilt-up as the preferred construction method, has announced regional certification events across the country, including Dec. 12 in Mt. Vernon.
The joint TCA/American Concrete Institute (ACI) certification program, developed through ACI's C-650 Committee, was created in response to the rapid growth the construction method had experienced to provide measurable quality assurance. There have been more than 1,000 certifications issued since the program's inception.
The five-year anniversary of the first certification issued by ACI was 2006. As such, there are not only an increasing number of contractors seeking their initial certification, but a significant group of individuals who need to be re-certified.
TCA will offer the certification seminar as a final preparation tool for those seeking tilt-up certification. This training seminar covers all areas in which a tilt-up supervisor is expected to be knowledgeable, including safety, plan reading, site preparation, scheduling, foundations, slabs on grade, layout, forming, placement, erection, structural systems, and concrete properties.
Specific session times and site addresses are available on the TCA website (www.tilt-up.org).