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."
Concrete Career Academy Brings You:
2020 Joint TN & AL Summer Meeting Cancelled But New Meeting Possible:
TCA, along with our partner the Alabama Concrete Industries Association, have made the difficult decision to cancel our joint summer meeting at the SanDestin Hilton in June. We are looking forward to another Joint Summer Meeting in 2021!
TCA is considering a Tennessee-only meeting for later in the year so that we continue our summer tradition of sun, fun and fellowship. Check back for updates!
New Orleans' recent decision to require permeable pavements for new commercial construction is indicative of the future of urban pavement. Read more here about how this city, and all cities one day, will choose to address stormwater issues: https://www.nola.com/news/politics/article_534386f6-d31e-11e9-a8f0-dba5c6e48a1c.html
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.
TCA Recently Presented
Cutting Edge Concrete Solutions for Sustainable Construction at CarbonCure Day at IMI!
CarbonCure Technologies was onsite at imi's Franklin plant to do a presentation covering their innovative product and a plant tour there where they have already installed this new technology.
Attendees learned how to lower the embodied carbon content of concrete on Middle Tennessee projects AND how to use Insulating Concrete Forms to bring Value, Safety, Speed and Cost Savings for their next project.
Mr. Gregg Lewis, Executive Vice President, Promotion Strategy and Communications for the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association also presented on the growing use of ICF’s for commercial construction.
Curious What TCA Was Up To in 2019?
Head over to our State Association of the Year application for a look at what kept us busy in 2019!
Have You seen this netflix series?
Concrete can look so amazing! This series chronicles beautiful and interesting concrete homes all over the world and the results are stunning. Check it out 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...
Claim to Fame: Largest Passive House-certified structure in the US
BUILT FOR LASTING VALUE.
Look no further than the Kansas City-based Second and Delaware project for a true example of concrete’s energy efficiency benefits in action. Second and Delaware is the nation’s largest multi-family apartment project using Passive House Institute-certified construction, a system that’s more energy efficient than the highest LEED® building standard.
01. Innovative and contemporary design.
Use of concrete will mirror the durable precedent set by adjoining historic River Market buildings. Modern design will interest 21st century real estate investors.
02. Virtually sound-proof.
Units will feature polished concrete floors. Because of its mass and rigidity, concrete is especially effective in reducing the transmission of unwanted noise and sound. Sound control is one of the most important components that affect the quality of life of a resident.
03. If these walls could talk.
16-inch-thick walls sandwich insulation between concrete panels. This design will not only make the apartments quieter, but will require 70- 80% less energy to heat and cool units.
04. Stands the test of time... and Mother Nature.
Concrete walls will withstand all extreme weather and are built to last at least two centuries. This durability will give investors more building for their money as insurance rates are lower for concrete than other types of construction.
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!
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