Tilt-Up Academy

Your Source for Tilt-Up Education

Tilt-Up Academy, presented by the Tilt-Up Concrete Association is a collection of seminars focused on the design, engineering and construction of tilt-up concrete buildings. Powered by AEC Daily, the largest provider of online continuing education to the construction, architectural, interior design and engineering community, courses are available online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Certificates of completion are delivered automatically to each user at the completion of a course. Where applicable, credits are automatically submitted to the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Architects, Engineers, Interior Designers and other Construction professionals rely on AEC Daily to maintain their accreditation and keep them current on new products and technologies.

Engineering Tilt-Up Master Certificate

Based on “Engineering Tilt-Up” by Timothy W. Mays, Ph.D., P.E. and Joseph J. Steinbicker, P.E., S.E., this robust series of talks cover basic engineering principles and code interpretation as well as in depth analysis of a tilt-up structure and its components. The talks are be presented by author Timothy Mays.

RECOMMENDED READING: "Engineering Tilt-Up" is recommended reading for this series as it is referenced throughout the talks. It can be purchased from the resource section of TCA's website by clicking here.

Module Name Description
Engineering Tilt-Up: Part 1 Session 1 - Introduction to Tilt-Up and Load Determination This introductory presentation begins with what is special about tilt-up design and rules of thumb regarding tilt-up panel design and analytical approaches. The second half of the talk goes through detailed load determination examples with an… More Info
Engineering Tilt-Up: Part 1 Session 2 - Diaphragms for Tilt-Up Structures This presentation covers typical details, load paths, and load calculation procedures for diaphragms, chords, and collectors used for roof and floor systems in tilt-up buildings. More Info
Engineering Tilt-Up: Part 1 Session 3 - Tilt-Up Panel Design for Vertical Loading This presentation is the "bread and butter" of tilt-up panel design. The focus of the talk is on designing and detailing of tilt-up panels for combined out-of-plane and vertical loading. More Info
Engineering Tilt-Up: Part 1 Session 4 - Lateral Panel Design (Shear Walls) and Foundation Design for Tilt Up Panels Tilt-up panel design and detailing for shear wall applications are covered through a series of practical examples. Computer modeling approaches are discussed. Deep and shallow foundation examples are presented. More Info
Engineering Tilt-Up: Part 2 - Case Study - Appendix A Select example calculations from the full building design example given as Appendix A are presented and discussed in detail. Analysis methodologies unique to tilt-up are considered. More Info

Tilt-Up Certification Preparation Master Certificate

This set of presentations is the suite of education that an individual should complete, to assist in the preparation to take the ACI/TCA Tilt-Up Technician Certification Exam.

RECOMMENDED READING: “The Construction of Tilt-Up” is recommended reading for this series as it is referenced throughout the talks. The book also serves as the official study guide for the ACI/TCA Tilt-Up Certification Exam. It can be purchased from the resource section of TCA's website by clicking here.

Module Name Description
Introductory Session This seminar introduces the six modules consisting of the content for preparation to the ACI/TCA Tilt-Up Technician Certification Exam and the industry’s broad certification efforts as well as discussing the primary components contributing to the strategic… More Info
Module 1 - Safety | Planning | Scheduling This session is part 1 of 6 modules discussing the construction process known as tilt-up or tilt wall, covering aspects important to the knowledge base for preparation to the ACI/TCA Tilt-Up Technician Certification Exam. This module… More Info
Module 2 - Site Preparation | Structural Systems This session is part 2 of 6 modules discussing the construction process known as tilt-up or tilt wall, covering aspects important to the knowledge base for preparation to the ACI/TCA Tilt-Up Technician Certification Exam. This module… More Info
Module 3 - Layout | Forming This session is part 3 of 6 modules discussing the construction process known as tilt-up or tilt wall, covering aspects important to the knowledge base for preparation to the ACI/TCA Tilt-Up Technician Certification Exam. This module… More Info
Module 4 - Concrete | Placement This session is part 4 of 6 modules discussing the construction process known as tilt-up or tilt wall, covering aspects important to the knowledge base for preparation to the ACI/TCA Tilt-Up Technician Certification Exam. This module… More Info
Module 5 - Erection | Bracing This session is part 5 of 6 modules discussing the construction process known as tilt-up or tilt wall, covering aspects important to the knowledge base for preparation to the ACI/TCA Tilt-Up Technician Certification Exam. This module… More Info
Module 6 - Panel & Building Finishes This session is the final, part 6 of 6 modules discussing the construction process known as tilt-up or tilt wall, covering aspects important to the knowledge base for preparation to the ACI/TCA Tilt-Up Technician Certification Exam.… More Info

World-Class Education for Today's Tilt-Up Professionals

Training Courses

One of the great advantages of active involvement with the Tilt-Up Concrete Association is the opportunity for discourse across disciplines (architecture, engineering, construction, supply). Many of the education sessions presented below feature talks bringing together these sometimes divergent interests to highlight common issues, shared responsibilities, and opportunities for increased collaboration. Additionally, several more focused talks for designers and contractors dive deeper into topics specific to each.

Module Name Description
Concrete Tough (ONLINE) Concrete Tough course description should be updated. More Info
Pitfalls of Alternative Design Approach (ONLINE) Pitfalls of Alternative Design Approach course description should be updated. More Info
Troubleshooting High End Finishes (ONLINE) Tilt-up construction is revered as one of the most broadly applied construction systems. Part of the attraction is the palette of high-end finishes that continues to grow in all regions. Design and construction professionals not only… More Info
What's Next When A Bad Break Happens - Basham (ONLINE) Consistently in industries like residential concrete, the concrete cylinder is misunderstood. Specified as a regular measure of quality control, their value and the importance of proper procedures are underestimated. Invariably, things can and will go wrong… More Info