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Association News Submit Your Project for ASA’s States, and a second scholarship will Outstanding Shotcrete Project Awards be awarded to a graduate student The Ninth Annual ASA Outstanding attending an accredited college or Shotcrete Project Awards are now university in Canada. open and projects can be submitted Based on essays, submitted data, until October 1, 2013. These annual and references, the ASA Scholarship project awards recognize excellence Committee will select scholarship and innovation in projects in which recipients who have the strongest combination of interest and the application of shotcrete has potential for professional success in the shotcrete industry. played a significant role. Each ASA Graduate Scholarship Award consists of a $3000 The ASA award program offers (USD) stipend, which is paid in one installment directly to you and your organization unique the student’s educational institution. and distinguished exposure within Applications and all required documents must be received the shotcrete industry. In addition, the awards program and the by 5:00 p.m. (EST) on November 1, 2013. All application annual awards issue of Shotcrete magazine are important tools information and requirements can be found at www.shotcrete. used to inform and educate the construction world, providing org/pages/education-certification/grad-scholarships.htm. an exciting real-world demonstration of the many benefits and advantages of placing concrete via the shotcrete process. ASA Board Appoints Use the streamlined and simple online application form to Guarino and Bridger submit your project today at www.shotcrete.org/pages/mem- as Directors bership/project-awards.htm. At its spring 2013 committee meeting in Minneapolis, MN, the ASA Board of Direc- ASA Fall Committee Meetings in tion addressed a vacancy by confirming the Phoenix, AZ, October 19, 2013 nomination of Mason Guarino, of South The ASA Fall 2013 Committee Shore Gunite Pool & Spa, Inc., as a Director. Mason Guarino Meetings in Phoenix, AZ, will Guarino will serve as Director for the be held at the Hyatt Regency and remainder of a term that ends in 2014. ASA Phoenix Convention Center on welcomes Guarino in this new position. Saturday, October 19, 2013. Having unfortunately lost Edwin Brady, The following committees have scheduled working meet- a very highly respected member, the Board ings: the ASA Executive Committee, Education Committee, of Direction has also recently confirmed the Sustainability Committee, Pool & Recreational Committee, nomination of Patrick Bridger, of Putz- Safety Committee, Publications Committee, Marketing & meister Shotcrete Technology, as a Director. Membership Committee, Underground Committee, and ASA Bridger will serve as Director for the remainder Patrick Bridger Board of Direction. These meetings offer participants the of Brady’s term, which will end in 2015. Bridger is a Past opportunity to network with colleagues, provide input on President, previous Board member, and long-time member of shotcrete materials and publications, and take part in ASA’s ASA. The association welcomes him back to this position. overall mission. The ASA committee meetings are held in conjunction with Upcoming ASA Nozzleman the ACI Fall 2013 Convention but do not require ACI conven- Education Sessions Offered tion registration. ASA meetings are open and free to anyone ASA Nozzleman Education Sessions are designed for shot- with an interest in the shotcrete process. crete nozzlemen, individuals involved with shotcrete inspec- Scheduled times for all meetings can be found at www. tion, and anyone interested in learning the principles and shotcrete.org/pages/news-events/calendar.htm. practices that a nozzleman must employ to successfully use Now Accepting ASA Graduate the shotcrete process.ASA Nozzleman Education Sessions present an overview Scholarship Applications on placement technique, finishing, curing, testing, equipment, ASA is now accepting applications for Graduate Scholarships and safety as it relates to the nozzleman and the shotcrete for the 2013 to 2014 academic year. The purpose of the ASA process. ASA Nozzelman Education Sessions also prepare Graduate Scholarship Program is to attract, identify, and assist individuals to participate in the ACI Shotcrete Nozzleman outstanding graduate students pursuing careers in the concrete Certification program. industry with a significant interest in the shotcrete process. Please note: One scholarship will be awarded to a graduate student • Session attendance alone will not result in ACI Shotcrete attending an accredited college or university in the United Nozzleman Certification. 68 Shotcrete • Summer 2013


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