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as ‘expert’ nozzlemen by the time they completed all of the steps for qualification.” As of June 2013, we have qualified over 35 William T. Drakeley Jr. is nozzlemen for this and related projects. Most are President of Drakeley Indus- from the #147 Sand Hog Union. The total amount tries and W. Drakeley Swim- of early ground support surface area sprayed is ming Pool Company. Drakeley 1,000,000 ft2 (93,000 m2). The yardage installed Industries is a shotcrete con- for the MTA CC/Long Island Railroad/East Side sulting firm that is dedicated to Access Project regarding the early ground support the training and implementa- phase of the project is nearly 46,000 yd3 (35,000 tion of the shotcrete process in m3) of wet-mix shotcrete application and another regards to building water-retaining structures, 10,300 yd3 (7900 m3) of dry-mix shotcrete. Mid- ground support, and underground shotcrete June 2013 marked the completion of the bulk of application. Drakeley Pool Company is a design/ the project, not including punch-list items. The build construction and service firm specializing current talent pool of nozzlemen in New York in in-ground, high-end commercial and residen- City should now be considered as competent and tial pools. Drakeley is an active member of viable a labor force as any in the underground ACI Committee 506, Shotcreting. He is the first shotcrete world. It is said of New York City that ACI Certified Shotcrete Examiner from the pool “if you can make it here, you can make it any- industry nationwide. Drakeley is also an where.” Now, for the shotcrete process, that ACI Certified Nozzleman, ASA Technical Advi- promise holds especially true. sor, Chair of the ASA Pool & Recreational Shotcrete Committee, and serves as Treasurer to the ASA Executive Committee. His writings have The Outstanding been published in national and international trade Underground Project magazines, including Shotcrete, Watershapes, Pool and Spa, andLuxury Pools magazines. In Project Name addition, Drakeley is a Platinum Member of the MTA CC/LIRR East Side Access Genesis 3 Group, a licensed member of the Soci- Project Location ety of Water Shape Designers, and a member of New York, NY the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP). He is also the Concrete/Shotcrete Shotcrete Contractor Instructor at the Genesis 3 Pool Construction Schiavone Construction Co., LLC Schools and NESPA Region 1 Show in Atlantic Shotcrete Consultant City. As an Instructor/Trainer, Drakeley has given Drakeley Industries* lectures on shotcrete applications for various pool General Contractor trade shows and for World of Concrete. Drakeley is an Expert Witness regarding shotcrete applica- Dragados USA/Judlau JV tions for the swimming pool industry. Architect/Engineer Metropolitan Transportation Authority Scott Randis the Sales Man- Material Supplier/Manufacturer ager for the Construction Prod- King Shotcrete*, Putzmeister Shotcrete Technology*/ ucts Group at King Packaged Ferrara Brothers Building Materials Corp. Materials Company, a leading Project Owner manufacturer and supplier of prepackaged cementitious Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) products. Rand is responsible *Corporate Member of the for the sale of King’s shot- American Shotcrete Association cretes, concretes, grouts, and repair mortars, as well as mixing and placing equipment, to North American civil and mining markets. Rand has more than 25 years of experience in shotcrete and concrete markets in Canada and the United States, and is currently serving his second term on the Board of Direction for the American Shotcrete Association (ASA). The authors wish to acknowledge the contribu- tions of George Yoggy (right) to this article 36 Shotcrete • Winter 2014


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