The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) has accepted LJB Structures Practice Leader David Tomasula into its College of Fellows. Established in 2016, fellowship is one of the highest honors the TCA can bestow on an individual and recognizes professional achievement, as well as significant contributions to the industry and the Association. Tomasula joins an exclusive group of 20 TCA Fellows, many of whom supported his nomination.
Current TCA Fellow Clay Fischer said, “I can’t think of a better candidate than David. I am 100% behind supporting his candidacy.”
Since 1996, Tomasula has worked to promote the use and advancement of tilt-up construction. He has participated in the design of hundreds of buildings incorporating tilt-up construction around the world, including dozens of projects honored as TCA Achievement Award winners.
He is recognized as an industry expert in the design of tilt-up construction, and he continually advocates for the method through his work at LJB and through educational presentations domestically and abroad. He has also served two terms as a member of the TCA Board of Directors, including as the Board’s President in 2007, and is currently serving on the Board of Tilt Lab, TCA’s philanthropic arm.
Today, David leads LJB’s team that has helped pioneer various design and application innovations, such as progressive collapse avoidance, cast-in architectural finishes, multi-story applications and tilt-up design automation. He is mentoring and leading the next generation of innovative tilt-up engineers and TCA leaders.
In his acceptance speech, Tomasula thanked several of the current TCA Fellows for investing in him as a young engineer and challenging him to innovate throughout his career. “It is incredibly humbling to me to be invited to join a group with my mentors. Thank you to the TCA for this honor.”