New Prize Award Levels!
First Prize: $750
Second Prize: $500
We were busy in 2020!
Each year, TCA creates a website to let you know what we've been doing throughout the year in the areas of Research, Education, Advocacy, Promotion, Innovations, and work with the NRMCA. We invite you to take a moment and visit our website to see for yourself!
World of Concrete Online Recognizes TCA
Campus Living Building! Click to read more!
We are proud to be featured in a World of Concrete article by Rick Yelton detailing our TCA Campus and the Living Building Challenge we've undertaken there.
Did you know we are in the process of working toward certification of our new office in the International Living Future Institute’s Living Building Challenge? "Some design professionals consider The Living Building Challenge to be the world’s most rigorous standard for green buildings."
Building with wood is more “Green”? That’s debatable.
Yes, that’s right, it IS debatable.
Wood products industry analyses generally don’t account for the high recycled content in most steel, or for recent advances in reducing the carbon footprint of concrete. But worst of all, they don’t tell you the whole story about what logging and forest management practices are really doing to the environment. It ain’t pretty. Read what the Sierra Club has to say here.
Does YOUR School Receive $30,000 a Year From The Utility Company?
Watch to see how ICFs at Richardsville Elementary puts $$ back in school!
NRMCA's ConcreteTracker Can Help YOU Find Solutions!
ConcreteTracker is a collection of concrete building and paving case studies assembled by the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA). Building owners, developers. architects, engineers and others interested in seeing a concrete building near them can search the map and get information about a concrete building or paving project. NRMCA's Concrete Design Center can help you select the best concrete solution for your building or paving project. Click here to visit!
HOW SAFE IS YOUR BUILDING?
NO, REALLY, HOW SAFE IS IT? Click and see...
ICF HOMES FROM THE HOMEOWNERS VIEW: QUIETER, ENERGY SAVINGS
Knoxville homeowner Leisa Fair shares with TCA all the benefits she has seen in her new ICF Home. Energy savings and a much quieter home top the list of things she enjoys about her home but we will let Leisa tell you herself!
Design Help with your project is available FREE from NRMCA's Concrete Design Center!
WHAT WE ARE PROUD OF
Our Executive Director Alan Sparkman was chosen by Tennessee Society of Association Executives as the Association Executive of the Year!
- 2015 TNSAE Association Executive of the Year
We have been selected for the third time as the National Ready Mix Association's State Association of the Year for 2016!
- Three time winners of NRMCA's State Association of the Year
Alan Sparkman, TCA's Executive Director, was awarded the ACI Sustainability Award in 2016.
- 2016 ACI Sustainability Award