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Association News Drawing many curious onlookers into the booth was a real 2013-2014 ASA Graduate 1937 dual-chamber “cement gun,” on loan from one of ASA’s Scholarships Awarded Board members. The booth also featured a video demonstration The 2013-2014 ASA Graduate Scholarships have been awarded of the shotcrete method in a variety of applications, as well as to Isabelle Fily-Pare and Lisa Marie Montgomery. Each student posters of this year’s Outstanding Shotcrete Project Award received a stipend of $3000 (USD) for tuition, residence, books, winners and Banquet Sponsors. Members of the ASA Board and materials. of Direction were also available to greet attendees and answer Isabelle Fily-Pare graduated with her BEng from the Uni- their technical questions. versity of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada, in 2012, and An all-day ASA shotcrete nozzleman education session on is currently pursuing her MS in civil engineering from Laval Tuesday, January 21, provided an in-depth review of the con- University, Québec, QC, Canada. Her research interests include cepts covered in the ACI Shotcrete Nozzleman certification concrete materials, researching the potential of using recycled program. The recently revised presentation was conducted by glass powder in shotcrete mixture design. ASA Examiners Oscar Duckworth and Marc Jolin, who Lisa Marie Montgom- received compliments on their presentation from attendees who ery graduated from the stopped by the ASA booth later that week. University of Maryland, College Park, MD, in 2011, with her BS in physical sciences and a concentra- tion in civil engineering and her BA in criminology and criminal justice. She is Isabelle Lisa Marie currently working towards Fily-Pare Montgomery Finally, on Wednesday, January 22, ASA speakers Charles Hanskat and Marcus von der Hofen presented a 90-minute seminar titled “Shotcrete for Infrastructure and Building Repair, Rehabilitation and Repurposing.” This session started with an overview of the shotcrete process, followed by the specifying and detailing considerations for design of shotcrete repairs, and then a discussion on field inspection, specific placement techniques, nozzleman certifications, and contractor qualifications. The sustainability benefits of shotcrete— including reduced formwork and scheduling and access advan- tages—were also highlighted. With approximately 100 attendees, ranging from nozzlemen to engineers and researchers, it was evident that awareness and interest in the use of shotcrete is definitely growing. Shotcrete • Winter 2014 65


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