Page 27

2013SumShotcreteEMag

Fig. 3: ACI panels adjacent to mockup underground section, along with 30 or so inspectors, owners, and bystanders. A small space with a big group, which is less than ideal Learner’s Permit Do not be fooled by this certification. Passing William T. Drakeley Jr. is Presi- the test gives nobody the right to take on all shot- dent of Drakeley Industries and crete applications. This is just a simple certifica- W. Drakeley Swimming Pool tion identifying those nozzlemen who know the Company. Drakeley Industries is basics and can implement remedial to average a shotcrete consulting firm that is placement techniques. Successfully shotcreting dedicated to the training and sophisticated infrastructural work, underground, implementation of the shotcrete dome, or heavy reinforcing bar congestion is not process in regards to building covered in this certification. One would need to water-retaining structures, ground support, and be a qualified contractor with competent crews underground shotcrete application. Drakeley Pool and/or a company that has the equipment and Company is a design/build construction and service experience to do the job. There are many in this firm specializing in in-ground, high-end commercial field who take the certification and proclaim and residential pools. Drakeley is an active member expertise in all aspects of shotcrete right away. of ACI Committee 506, Shotcreting. He is the first With a job that goes sour, you not only hurt your ACI Certified Shotcrete Examiner from the pool reputation but all in the industry as well. industry nationwide. Drakeley is also an ACI Certified The ACI Nozzleman Certification is a great Nozzleman, ASA Board of Direction member, first step in achieving correct shotcrete applica- ASA Technical Advisor, and Chair of the ASA Pool & tion. Being prepared, testing for your strengths, Recreational Shotcrete Committee. His writings have and taking advantage of the educational opportu- been published in national and international trade nities are all practices that allow you to pass this magazines, including Shotcrete, Watershapes, Pool entry-level criterion. It is a step forward into the and Spa, and Luxury Pools magazines. In addition, shotcrete world. By observing and not repeating Drakeley is a Platinum Member of the Genesis 3 the aforementioned mistakes, this journey will not Group, a licensed member of the Society of Water be prematurely derailed. Shape Designers, and a member of the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP). He is also the Concrete/Shotcrete Instructor at the Genesis 3 Pool Construction Schools and NESPA Region 1 Show in Atlantic City. As an Instructor/Trainer, Drakeley has given lectures on shotcrete applications for various pool trade shows and for World of Concrete. Drakeley is an Expert Witness regarding shotcrete applications for the swimming pool industry. Shotcrete • Summer 2013 25


2013SumShotcreteEMag
To see the actual publication please follow the link above