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The Tilt-Up Concrete Association.

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association has announced Rice University Professor of Sociology Stephen Klineberg, Ph.D., as keynote speaker for the 2013 TCA Convention, September 30-0ctober 2, at the Marriott Town Square in Sugar Land, Texas, near Houston.

"Dr. Klineberg's presentation will give attendees a context for what is happening in Houston, arguably the hottest tilt-up market in the world right now. He will tell the fascinating story of Houston and address how trends observed there relate to national trends impacting of our lives," says TCA Managing Director Mitch Bloomquist. "Each year the educational content for the TCA Convention is updated to reflect current industry issues, advancements in technology, changes in market conditions, building codes, and the ever-changing needs of the TCA membership. As the event moves around the country, we feel it is also important for there to be content relevant to the host market/region."

Dr. Klineberg initiated the annual "Kinder Institute Houston Area Survey" with students in 1982. Now in its 32nd year, the Kinder Institute Houston Area Survey is the nation's longest-running study of any metropolitan area's economy, population, life experiences, beliefs, and attitudes. The surveys develop an ever-richer, ever-changing picture of the region's economic and demographic patterns, its quality of life, the growth of its urban centers, and the impact of continuing in-migration both from the U.S. and abroad.

The TCA Convention keynote, sponsored by A.H. Harris, will take place October I at noon. Registration details and additional information can be found at

Also, TCA has enlisted University of Houston, Keystone Concrete Placement, and Seretta Construction as the official education partners for the convention. In an effort to bring students to the TCA Annual Convention, TCA has partnered with the University of Houston's Department of Construction Management. Keystone Concrete Placement is a full service, turnkey commercial concrete construction company in Houston. Seretta Construction is a leading commercial concrete subcontractor specializing in tilt-wall construction and specialty slabs; company president Andrew McPherson is TCA treasurer. Keystone Concrete Placement and Seretta Construction will provide complimentary convention registration for as many as 100 students interested in learning more about tilt-up concrete construction.
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Title Annotation:ORGANIZATIONS
Publication:Concrete Products
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Date:Sep 1, 2013
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