Congratulations to SiteCast President Shawn Hickey who won the Murray Parker Memorial Award for his significant contribution to the Tilt-Up industry. The award was awarded by the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) on January 26, 2012 at the World of Concrete conference.
A tireless promoter of the site cast Tilt-Up construction method, Shawn has been instrumental in certification for the industry and training for contractors throughout the world. He has continued his pioneering spirit through involvement in western Africa and the Middle East. He has worked with the Canadian government to expand their knowledge on the use of Tilt-Up in their worldwide development for security and durability. At one time, Tilt-Up was not well known in Ontario, throughout the design and construction community. SiteCast was able to remedy the situation by marketing and promoting Tilt-Up throughout the Province and by performing high quality industry groundbreaking techniques. As SiteCast has expanded their operations globally, they have become a leader in the transfer of technology and knowledge.
"I have been fortunate to present the Tilt-Up process to an international audience," said Shawn. "In all cases, not only have we taught a new skillset to an unskilled worker, they have taught me their social values. In Ontario, the acceptance towards Tilt-Up is overwhelming, which is a statement that our programs are working."