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Association News In addition to ASA’s presence on the convention center floor, an open-attendance Shotcrete Forum was presented on Monday, where the ASA Safety Committee Chair provided updates on the all-new safety manual under development. Later, the recent and upcoming activities and documents of American Concrete Institute (ACI) Committee 506, Shotcreting, were reviewed. This led the group into the final topic of the afternoon—the need for ASA to develop specific contractor qualification guidelines. The intent of these guidelines is to look past certi- fication and focus on the greater picture of providing the specifier with a means of evaluating an entire shotcrete team and its proven ability to consistently place quality shotcrete. Left to right: Charles Hanskat and Larry Totten ASA speakers Charles Hanskat and Larry Totten also pre- sented a 90-minute seminar on “Structural Shotcrete—Design and Construction.” Drawing roughly 80 attendees, the seminar identified designing, specifying, and detailing considerations for delineated field advantages on the use of shotcrete and reviewed placement techniques and inspection critical to pro- ducing quality shotcrete structures. Finally, an all-day ASA shotcrete nozzleman education ses- sion on Tuesday provided an in-depth review of critical con- cepts that are vital to the process of shotcrete placement. Course attendees gained invaluable knowledge from some of the leaders in shotcrete education in preparation for achieving their ACI Shotcrete Nozzleman certification. Shotcrete • Spring 2013 51


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