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Committee Chair Memo I have enjoyed writing for Shotcrete magazine, and it has ASA Publications Committee been a pleasure to serve as Chair of the Publications Com- mittee. I appreciate the sharing of information that occurs Ted Sofis, Chair | Sofis Company Inc. within the pages of our publications and on the ASA website. Mike Ballou | CTS Cement Manufacturing Corporation I am especially proud of our technical forum, where we answer shotcrete-related technical questions. Patrick Bridger | Putzmeister Shotcrete Technology, Inc. The theme of our current issue of Shotcrete magazine Oscar Duckworth | Valley Concrete Services is “Training and Certification.” The theme for the upcoming Charles Hanskat | Hanskat Consulting Group, LLC Fall 2013 issue will be “Shotcrete Materials.” Our Winter 2014 issue will again be dedicated to this year’s outstanding project Marc Jolin | Laval University award winners. Dan Millette | The Euclid Chemical Company Last year we moved the Outstanding Shotcrete Project Awards issue from the spring to the winter issue. This was Dudley Morgan | Consultant done so that the magazine features on the selected projects Tom Norman | Airplaco Equipment Company would coincide with the awards banquet at World of Concrete Ryan Poole | DOMTEC International LLC in Las Vegas, NV. We vary our themes to cover different applications, Raymond Schallom III | RCS Consulting & market segments, and a variety of areas where shotcrete is Construction Co. Inc. used. We try to provide an open forum and suggestions are Marcus H von der Hofen | Coastal Gunite always welcome. Lihe (John) Zhang | LZhang Consulting & Testing Ltd. As you may have noticed, the ASA website was redesigned to make the site more intuitive. The new website provides improved capabilities to access archived articles and allows the full text of every article to be searched, rather than just the keywords. Therefore, every article in all 14 years of Shotcrete magazine that contains a desired word or phrase is accessible online in an easy-to-use format. Shotcrete magazine is always looking for new authors, particularly nozzlemen or other craftsmen involved in shotcrete, who are interested in suggesting or writing about a topic of interest or one they may be passionate about. It may not be included in the magazine right away, but we welcome ideas and author submissions. If interested, please forward any suggestions or express your interest at info@shotcrete.org, and we’ll be happy to work with you. We want to write about topics that are rele- vant and of interest to our readers, so your involvement is most welcome! Shotcrete magazine is a targeted publication that is dis - tributed to ASA members and contractors, engineers, and manufacturers involved in the shotcrete industry. It is also circulated to public agencies, engineering firms, and general contractors. There is a wealth of knowledge on shotcrete within the ASA membership, and the magazine is a resource that the association willingly provides. We want the information in the magazine and the website to be accessible to all of you. Much of what you see in Shotcrete magazine is due to the efforts of our Technical Editor Charles Hanskat and Program Coordinator Alice McComas. I would like to personally thank them both for a job well done. Shotcrete • Summer 2013 5


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