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Industry News IMCYC’s FIC 2013 Held in Mexico City methods, and make use of the leading technologies that are Foro Internacional del Con- mindful of the environment. creto (FIC) (International Lihe (John) Zhang, ASA Board member, was one of Concrete Forum) 2013, “Chal- 31 speakers from the United States, Brazil, England, and lenges and Opportunities for Mexico invited to speak at this event. Julie Buffenbarger, FACI, Sustainable Concrete,” took Chair of ACI Committee 130, Sustainability of Concrete, was place in Mexico City, Mexico, the keynote speaker. A total of about 250 attendees from at Centro Banamex on May 28-30, 2013. Mexico, including Professors, Engineers, suppliers, contractors, The primary objective of the Instituto Mexicano del and researchers, were present. It was a great opportunity for Cemento y del Concreto A.C. (IMCYC) during this 2013 event attendees to interact with the Mexican concrete industry and to was to promote the continuing education of engineers, archi- witness how the country is actively placing shotcrete on many tects, designers, technicians, supervisors, constructors, devel- projects, particularly in the mining and tunneling industries. opers, professors, and students by bringing them the most innovative topics concerning the latest research in materials, Shotcrete/Sprayed Concrete Market construction, technology, and international projects. A special Projected at $6.5 Billion by 2018 emphasis was placed on the importance of quality control, The report “Shotcrete/Sprayed Concrete Market by Process sustainable practices, innovations, and the promotion of state- (Wet & Dry), Applications (Underground Construction, Water of-the-art technologies. Retaining Structures, Protective Coatings, Repair Works & As in previous years, FIC 2013 continued to focus on a Others), Systems & Geography: Global Trends and Forecasts primary concern: sustainability. The goal was to present and to 2018,” defines and segments the global shotcrete market promote new construction practices and materials that will with analysis and forecasting of global revenue and consump- allow the industry to better use resources, encourage innovative tion. It also identifies driving and restraining factors for the global shotcrete market with analysis of trends, opportunities, burning issues, and winning imperatives. The market is segmented and consumption and revenue are forecasted on the basis of major regions such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the rest of the world (ROW). The key countries are covered and forecasted for each region. Fur- ther, the market is segmented and revenue is forecasted on the basis of major types of shotcrete used in various industries, such as underground construction, water-retaining structures, protective coatings, repair works, and others. The global market for shotcrete in terms of revenue was estimated to be worth $4.2 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach $6.5 billion by 2018, growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 7.8% from 2013 to 2018. The European region dominated global shotcrete market revenue in 2012. Europe is expected to have the highest revenue by 2018, followed by the Asia-Pacific region. ROW is expected to be the next fastest- growing market, with a CAGR of 8.7% from 2013 to 2018, owing to rising consumption in this region where the end-user markets of shotcrete are growing steadily. The North American Market is expected to grow at a rate of 8.0% in revenue terms. For the detailed report, visit www.marketsandmarkets.com. Industry Personnel IGHL Honors John Tortorella Independent Group Home Living (IGHL) held its Annual Spring Gala this year honoring Southampton businessman John Tortorella of J.Tortorella Custom Gunite Swimming Pools and Sun Stream USA. Tortorella stated, “I am so proud and humbled to be a part of this great organization and to be this year’s honoree. 66 Shotcrete • Summer 2013


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