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The original construction also called for the Fig. 5: Nozzleman use of natural cement, which the state wanted to placing shotcrete in match. Widespread in the past, natural cement is the cannon pit currently only manufactured in England. Cruz Concrete was able to offer a portland cement 4:1 grout mixture as an alternate to meet LEED sustainability requirements and match the requested finish. At the completion of Phase I, the owner was so pleased with the results that the Phase II rehabilitation bid documents specified shotcrete as the concrete application method. This is another example where the flexibility and speed of shotcrete placement in the hands of a qualified contractor with experienced nozzlemen and crew produced a success story for the state of New Jersey and the industry. Fig. 6: Preparing the Fort Mott ground floor gutter Fig. 3: Fort Mott top wall templates 2012 honorable mention Project Name Fort Mott State Park—Rehabilitation Phase I Project Location Pennsville, NJ Shotcrete Contractor Cruz Concrete & Guniting Repair, Inc.* General Contractor Paragon Restoration Corporation Architect/Engineer Lammey & Giorgio Architects Material Supplier/Manufacturer Penn Jersey Concrete Ready Mix Project Owner State of New Jersey *Corporate Member of the American Shotcrete Association Fig. 4: Fort Mott water cistern Shotcrete • Winter 2013 41


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