The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) — a non-profit international organization that serves to expand and improve the use of tilt-up construction — presented its industry's first safety achievement awards during its recent convention in Denver, Colo.
The Safety Achievement Awards are part of the TCA's program to emphasize safety in its overall Achievement Awards program.
"The Safety Awards recognize TCA contractor members for their continuing efforts to create safer tilt-up working environments for their employees," said Ben Saltzman, TCA Membership Communications director.
The awards recognized achievement in three specific categories:
- Best Tilt-Up Safety Achievement Award: recognizes the firm with the lowest incident rate in 2005. Since there were several firms achieving a zero incident rate, the award was given to the company with the highest number of annual work hours.
- Zero Lost Time Accident Achievement Award: provided to all submitting companies who achieved an incident rate of zero for 2005.
- Certificate of Recognition: awarded to all companies whose incident rate fell below the Bureau of Labor Statistics' national average for structure contractors.
In Western Builder's region, Newcomb Construction Company, Inc., Madison, Wisconsin, was among the contractors recently recognized for outstanding safety achievement by the Tilt-Up Concrete Association. Newcomb received a Zero Lost Time Accident Achievement Award and a Certificate of Recognition.
TCA was founded in 1986 to improve the quality and acceptance of site cast tilt-up construction, a construction method in which concrete wall panels are cast on-site and tilted into place. Tilt-up construction is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States, combining the advantages of reasonable cost with low maintenance, durability, speed of construction, and minimal capital investment. For more information about the TCA, visit www.tilt-up.org.