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Association News ASA Spring 2014 Committee Call for Members to the ASA Meetings in Reno, NV Marketing and Membership The ASA Board of Direction and its subcommittees and task Committees groups met on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at the Grand Sierra With separate committees now established to separately Resort in Reno, NV. (These committee meetings are held promote the shotcrete industry (Marketing Committee) and bi-annually in conjunction with the ACI Spring and Fall refine ASA’s membership benefits (Membership Committee), Conventions.) In addition to its regular committee business, now comes the “Association” part of the picture—populating such as maintenance of educational materials and pulling the committees with members like you! If shotcreting is together noteworthy topics and authors for Shotcrete maga- important to your business, please consider taking a more zine, many new and exciting initiatives were set into action active role in ASA’s committees by participating as a member at the Reno meetings. on one of these new committees, or on any of our other committees—Education, Publications, Pool & Recreational Revisions Bring New Focus to ASA Committees Shotcrete, and Safety. With a renewed focus on promoting the use and acceptance Members are the lifeblood of any association, and the only of shotcrete as well as strengthening ASA membership ben- way to ensure that ASA is working in the best interests of the efits, ASA President Charles Hanskat outlined his vision to shotcrete industry is to take part as a committee member so separate the functions of the (existing) Marketing & Member- that your valuable ideas are taken into account and put into ship Committee into two separate committees. The Marketing action. Please make an effort to visit our next round of ASA Committee will be responsible for helping to grow the use committee meetings (held on October 25, 2014, in Washington, and acceptance of shotcrete, promoting its sustainability and DC), and don’t be surprised if you meet and see everyday cost-savings benefits, and marketing the Association’s educa- shotcreters from around the country just like you looking to tion and certification products. Recognizing also that its grow and improve the industry. Registration for these meetings members are the lifeblood of the Association and are critical is free of charge. in achieving ASA’s goals and carrying out its mission, the For more information on ASA’s committees or to apply for Membership Committee will be responsible for strengthening membership to a committee, please contact ASA at (248) 848- membership benefits and helping to increase participation in 3780 or info@shotcrete.org. the Association’s activities. A standing Awards Committee will also be formed, with Updated ASA Education the immediate Past President serving as ex-officio Chair of Module Released the committee each year. This committee will primarily be responsible for judging the annual ASA Outstanding Shotcrete A significant part of what makes ASA’s sponsorship of the ACI Project Awards Program entries each year, but will also con- Shotcrete Nozzleman Certification program so successful is sider other honors and awards such as special service awards ASA’s 1-day Nozzleman Education course provided to all first- and honorary memberships. time certification candidates. Many returning (re-certifying) In an effort to better focus the Association’s resources on candidates elect to re-take the course as well, hoping to refresh these new committees and on its larger current initiatives— their knowledge and catch up on the latest information re - contractor qualification/certification and inspector education, garding shotcrete technology and safety. Administered by its for example—Hanskat has proposed to close the Sustainability core team of approved certification Examiners, ASA regards and Underground Committees at this time. Relocating the this education module as one of its most valuable products ongoing tasks that these committees have been responsible for serving the shotcrete industry. (including educational material and magazine publications) It is with great excitement that we announce the launch of into the Education and Publications committees will ensure an all-new, updated education presentation for 2014. The that ASA’s products and publications in these areas will con- overall format, presentation slides, and presenter notes have tinue to be as impactful as before. been completely overhauled to better correspond with study content in the ACI CP-60 nozzleman workbook and provide Updating ASA’s Vision and Mission more comprehensive coverage of relevant information for the At its Reno meeting, the ASA Board of Direction also shotcrete nozzleman. Look for this new education module as approved to conduct a strategic planning session—updating part of your next ASA certification or re-certification session. the Association’s vision and mission—and setting strategic For more information on ASA’s educational offerings, visit goals and objectives for the coming years. With the help of a www.shotcrete.org/education/index.htm. strategic planning facilitator, key individuals will work to reaf- firm ASA’s mission to its members and create an enduring Safety Document Published future plan for the next generation of officers, directors, and ASA is proud to announce the publication of a new document, committee members to uphold and execute. titled “Safety Guidelines for Shotcrete.” Chapter topics include: 50 Shotcrete • Spring 2014


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