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Fig. 11: Three-tier system complete and running As perverse luck would have it, the local area was wracked by a hurricane, a tropical storm, an earthquake, a tornado, and a freak William T. Drakeley Jr. is October blizzard that knocked the power out President of Drakeley Industries for 7 days. After this brutal round of foul and W. Drakeley Swimming weather (and with an unmoved, sound instal- Pool Company. Drakeley Indus- lation), Bill Drakeley humbly inquired if the tries is a shotcrete consulting shotcrete structure required further testing and firm that is dedicated to the verification. It didn’t. The project was approved, training and implementation of albeit a bit later than hoped. the shotcrete process in regard to building water-retaining structures, ground support, and underground shotcrete application. The Outstanding Pool & Drakeley Pool Company is a design-build con- Recreational Project struction and service firm specializing in in-ground, high-end commercial and residential pools. Drakeley is an active member of ACI Committee Project Name 506, Shotcreting. He is the first ACI-Certified Donovan Residence Shotcrete Examiner from the pool industry nation- Project Location wide. Drakeley is also an ACI Certified Nozzleman, Armonk, NY ASA Technical Advisor, Chair of the ASA Pool & Recreational Shotcrete Committee, and serves as Shotcrete Contractor Treasurer to the ASA Executive Committee. His Drakeley Pool Co., LLC* writings have been published in national and international trade magazines, includingShotcrete, General Contractor Watershapes, Pool and Spa, and Luxury Pools Drakeley Pool Co., LLC* magazines. In addition, Drakeley is a Platinum Architect/Engineer Member of the Genesis 3 Group, a licensed Drakeley Pool Co., LLC* member of the Society of Water Shape Designers, and a member of the Association of Pool and Spa Material Supplier/Manufacturer Professionals (APSP). He is also the Concrete/ Putzmeister Shotcrete Technology* Shotcrete Instructor at the Genesis 3 Pool Con- struction Schools and NESPA Region 1 Show in Project Owner Atlantic City. As an instructor and trainer, Drakeley Joe & Judy Donovan has given lectures on shotcrete applications for *Corporate Member of the various pool trade shows and for World of Concrete. American Shotcrete Association Drakeley is an expert witness regarding shotcrete applications for the swimming pool industry. Shotcrete • Winter 2014 43


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