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Industry News wide in some areas, so the shotcrete was pneumatically con- Industry Personnel veyed dry through a hose to each predetermined weir location, in some cases more than 500 ft (152 m). Water was then added ACI Announces New Officers for 2014 to the mixture at the nozzle during the dry-mix shotcrete appli- The American Concrete Institute cation process. This minimized material waste, created a (ACI) introduced its 2014-2015 consistent application, and made the process extremely mobile, President, Vice President, and four according to the shotcrete contractor. In addition, the shotcrete Board members during the ACI was artistically finished to match the color, texture, and shape Spring 2014 Convention in Reno, NV. of the natural basalt riverbed as well as the surrounding geology William E. Rushing Jr., Vice Presi - and landscape. dent of Waldemar S. Nelson & Co., Inc., New Orleans, LA, was elected to serve as President of the Institute for 2014-2015. Michael J. Schneider, Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer at Baker Concrete Construction, Inc., Monroe, OH, has been elected ACI Vice President for a William E. 2-year term. Sharon L. Wood, the Robert L. Rushing Jr. Parker, Sr. Centennial Professor of Engi - neering and Chair of the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, is now the Institute’s Senior Vice President. Additionally, four members have been elected to serve on the ACI Board of Dir- ection, each for 3-year terms: Alejandro Michael J. Durán-Herrera, Professor and Head of the Schneider Concrete Technology Department at the In the end, the project turned out better than imagined. The Facultad de Ingeniería Civil of the Universidad Autónoma de amount of habitat restored to herons, beavers, raccoons, and Nuevo León (UANL), Monterrey, Mexico; Augusto H. native red band trout is immeasurable. The Spokane Falls has Holmberg, General Manager of the Instituto del Cemento y been restored as has the sound and intangible energy that the del Hormigón de Chile (ICH), Santiago, Chile;Colonel Fred river brings to the atmosphere of downtown Spokane and Meyer, Deputy Head of the Department of Civil and Riverfront Park. The river corridor is a thriving ecosystem Mechanical Engineering at the United States Military Academy and the restoration will impact the Spokane community for (USMA), West Point, NY; andMichael M. Sprinkel, Associate decades to come and remain an example for future environ- Director at the Virginia Center for Transportation Innovation mental improvements. and Research, Charlottesville, VA. STRUCTURAL SHOTCRETE SYSTEMS, INC. LICENSE #579272 A www.structuralshotcrete.com JASON E. WEINSTEIN, P.E. VICE PRESIDENT 12645 CLARK STREET (562) 941-9916 SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA 90670 FAX (562) 941-8098 Shotcrete • Spring 2014 49


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