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Staff Editorial ASA at World of concrete 2014 By Mark A. Campo, ASA Executive Director Celebrating its 40th annual event this year, The ASA Board of Direction meeting will convene at World of Concrete (WOC) is the concrete 9:00a.m. Following that, theASA Annual Membership Meeting industry’s largest international event, pro- is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. This annual meeting, required in viding a critical outreach and educational the ASA bylaws, will focus on the announcement of ASA’s newly opportunity for ASA. The diverse collection elected board members and officers, in addition to highlighting of attendees, ranging from equipment and the key initiatives undertaken by the association this year. material suppliers to contractors, engineers, ASA’s other standing committees—Education, Sustain- and specifiers, creates an outstanding forum ability, Pool & Recreational Shotcrete, Marketing & Member- to efficiently communicate the numerous advantages of placing ship, Publications, Safety, and Underground—each meet twice concrete via the shotcrete process. Over the years, ASA’s pres- per year, in the spring and fall. All ASA committees will next ence at this show has grown steadily, and the 2014 show will meet in Reno, NV, on Saturday, March 22, 2014. be no exception. As a result, ASA has created a one-stop source for all WOC-related ASA activities. Please see www.shotcrete. ASA educational Seminar—Shotcrete for org/pages/news-events/world-of-concrete.htm. infrastructure and Building repair,The following contains a summary of all the activities ASA has planned at WOC 2014. rehabilitation, and repurposing Each year, ASA conducts one or more seminars as part of the registration WOC education program. This year’s seminar, entitled If you are involved in the shotcrete industry and think you may “Shotcrete for Infrastructure and Building Repair, Rehabilita- attend WOC 2014, please register for the show using ASA’s tion, and Repurposing,” will be presented by ASA Officers source code: A17. In doing so, you will receive a FREE exhibit- Charles Hanskat and Marcus von der Hofen. The seminar only pass and discounts on registration for educational sessions, will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, while helping to support ASA at the same time. ASA has been January 22, 2014 (Registration Code: WE139). an official co-sponsor of WOC for several years, and each This seminar will give the owner, design engineer, project registration made using ASA’s A17 source code results in a specifier, field inspector, specialty subcontractors, and general rebate to ASA. This is an easy but important way for you to contractors an overview on how shotcrete can be efficiently help generate financial support for ASA, enabling its continued and cost-effectively used for structural repair, rehabilitation, mission to grow the shotcrete industry by marketing and edu- and repurposing of concrete buildings and infrastructure. We cating on the benefits of the shotcrete process. The easiest way will provide a basic overview of the shotcrete process and cover to register is to follow the WOC 2014 link on the ASA website the design, specifying, and detailing considerations for shot- at the aforementioned WOC page. crete repairs. Next, we will cover field considerations, including Remember that early-bird registration for ASA’s educational reduced formwork needs and scheduling advantages. We will programs mentioned in the following paragraphs ends also discuss achieving quality of shotcrete, addressing field December 2, 2013. inspection, specific placement techniques, nozzleman certifica- tions, and contractor qualifications. We will wrap up with a ASA committee meetings & discussion on sustainability benefits of shotcrete and a listing of appropriate references and resources on the use of shotcrete Annual membership meeting for structural concrete repair. ASA will hold its committee meetings on Monday, January 20, Having completed this program, you should be able to: 2014, (the day before the exhibit hall opens). Meetings will be 1. Identify design, specifying, and detailing considerations held in the South Convention Hall of the Las Vegas Convention when using shotcrete for repair of structural sections; Center, and are free and open to anyone with an interest in shotcrete. 2. Delineate the field advantages of shotcrete placement for (Room locations are not available at the time of printing. Please structural concrete repairs; check ASA’s calendar for the latest updates on times and locations: 3. Know the placement techniques, inspection, and contractor www.shotcrete.org/pages/news-events/calendar.htm.) qualifications critical to producing quality shotcrete; and 6 Shotcrete • Fall 2013


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