Sources: Siemens Corp., Orlando, Fla.; CP staff
Siemens has announced commercial launch of a wind turbine tower, built of match-cast, annular concrete segments and designed to capture stronger winds at higher altitudes. The site-cast segment design eliminates the need to grout joints or apply special surface treatments between sections.
Judges in the Tilt-Up Concrete Association’s 23rd Annual Tilt-Up Achievement Awards recognized a total of 31 award recipients, and selected 11 overall Excellence in Achievement winners—including the four projects noted here. TCA established the Achievement Awards to honor projects that represent an increasing diversity of building types constructed with site-cast tilt-up concrete as well as those that advance industry technology, apply innovative form and provide unique solutions to building programs.