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Committee Chair Memo (This is evident in the new International Swimming Pool and Spa Code Book ISPSC, where ACI shotcrete refer- ASA Pool & Recreational Shotcrete Committee ences are misrepresented.) William T. Drakeley Jr., Chair | Drakeley Industries We have had, however, great success with the following Jonathan Dongell | Pebble Technologies groups supporting and promoting the ASA and ACI positions: New England Spa and Pool Association (NESPA); Genesis Oscar Duckworth | Valley Concrete Services 3 Design Group; National Plasters Association (NPA); and Roberto Guardia | Shannon & Wilson industry shows such as the Region 1 Atlantic City Show, Mason Guarino | South Shore Gunite Pool & Spa Inc. World of Concrete, and the International Pool and Spa Show. Charles Hanskat | Hanskat Consulting To continue moving forward, our efforts must not subside. Marc Jolin | Laval University Let’s face it—there are still far too many pool structural failures Ron Lacher | Pool Engineering Inc. in this country that could have been avoided. Proper education in the entire process is key. Some veterans who don’t follow Chris Marston | Airplaco Equipment Company proper placement techniques justify their actions with statements Tom Norman | Airplaco Equipment Company such as: “I’ve been doing it this way for 30 years and never had Raymond Schallom III | RCS Consulting & a problem.” To this I counter from an old proverb “…you don’t Construction Co. Inc. know what you don’t know.” Pool shotcrete is still wrongly James Scott | Group Works LLC considered by most to be the bottom of the placement ladder. Marcus H. von der Hofen | Coastal Gunite Slowly but surely we will bring credibility to our profession by recognizing shotcrete fundamentals. Hopefully, in the not-so- Jerry Werner | Aquron Corporation Division distant future, we will all be on the same page and will have Lihe (John) Zhang | LZhang Consulting & Testing Ltd. raised the credibility bar in the pool building industry. Over 30 years of experience, nationwide service.... American Concrete Restorations, Inc. Amerconcrete@aol.com www.americanconcreterestorations.com Phone: 630-887-0670 Fax: 630-887-0440 Restoring America using the Shotcrete Solution Interstate 80 - Joliet, IL Shotcrete • Spring 2013 5


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