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Association News ASA at World of Concrete 2014 of seven previously published papers on air content (as-shot Please see the Staff Editorial on page 6 for a detailed descrip- versus as-batched), use of coarse aggregates, mixing water, tion of the many initiatives ASA has planned for the upcoming freeze-thaw durability, curing, quality management, and an World of Concrete show. Please join us and help in communi- update of shotcrete standards. “Certification—Proper Use of cating to the concrete industry the many benefits of the shotcrete an Important Tool,” a valuable resource for understanding the process. Don’t forget to register for FREE (some restrictions role of certification in the effective and safe use of shotcrete, apply) using ASA’s code: A17. is also included. Order your copy today at the ASA online store: www.shot- New ASA Compilations on crete.org/BookstoreNet. Specifying and Quality & Evaluation Two new compilations of articles from Shotcrete magazine are On-site Learning Seminars now available in ASA’s bookstore: for Shotcrete Specifying Shotcrete—ASA Compilation #7: This 40-page ASA offers FREE informational presentations to organizations black and white soft-cover book is a compilation of six previously with five or more architects, engineers, or specifiers in attendance. published papers from ASA’s Shotcrete magazine. Topics include The shotcrete process offers numerous quality, efficiency, shotcrete testing, the differences and similarities of shotcrete and sustainability advantages, but proper knowledge of the specifications, a guide specification for shotcrete structural walls, process is critical to the creation of a quality specification and performance-based specifications for contracts, sustainability, for the success of any specifier/owner employing the process. and specifications for shotcrete rehabilitation projects. Maintaining a high level of quality for concrete placed via Shotcrete: Quality & Evaluation—ASA Compilation #8: the shotcrete method is ASA’s primary concern, and we have This 36-page black and white soft-cover book is a compilation found this type of on-site presentation to be an excellent tool for all involved. Presentations are often in a 60-minute format but can be tailored to any format you wish. A typical general presentation would include the following: 1. Introduction to shotcrete; 2. Advantages and benefits using the shotcrete process; 3. Dry- and wet-mix processes; 4. Specifications, material considerations, and typical performance guidelines; 5. Surface preparation; 6. Pre-construction, job-site conditions, and curing methods; and 7. Questions and answers. ASA is also a registered AIA/CES Provider. Current ASA presentations offering AIA/LUs include: • Shotcrete for repair and rehabilitation of concrete structures; • Shotcrete for underground construc- tion; and • Introduction to shotcrete. Contact ASA staff at info@shotcrete. org or (248) 848-3780 to arrange for an on-site informational presentation tailored to the needs of your group. 74 Shotcrete • Fall 2013


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