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Staff Editorial Start Thinking Now About Your ASA Award-Winning Projects By Mark A. Campo, ASA Executive Director As the construction season kicks off in full Shotcrete Project Awards Banquet. Winning projects for each force this spring, I cannot think of a better category are also publicized at ASA’s World of Concrete booth; time to remind everyone about the opportu- published in Shotcrete magazine’s annual Awards issue; nity to make yourself and your company highlighted on ASA’s website; and announced on ASA’s Face- proud by showing off your outstanding book page, our “What’s in the Mix” eNewsletter, and in a shotcrete work. Each year at World of Con- dedicated press release from the association. Think of the crete, ASA holds a banquet to celebrate the exposure your winning project will bring to your company! year’s most remarkable shotcrete projects. With all this in mind, we would love to see more of our The ASA Outstanding Shotcrete Project Awards Program rec- members—especially the hundreds who attend the banquet— ognizes excellence and innovation in projects in which the submit their projects in consideration for an award. We know application of shotcrete has played a significant role. that there are more projects out there in which ASA member Think of this as our industry’s opportunity to demonstrate companies have participated, and many of those projects to the greater construction community the many advantages deserve recognition by our association. offered by shotcrete placement. Sustainability, formwork cost savings, and speed of construction, among many others—these How Easy Is It? benefits are inherent to the shotcrete process and play a sig- nificant role in winning projects as well as the project owner’s In recent years, the judging committee has taken steps to ultimate decision to use shotcrete as the method of concrete simplify the submittal process, making it easier and faster for placement. The ASA Outstanding Shotcrete Project Awards members to complete and submit their application. A few Program provides an exciting real-world demonstration of these minutes on the ASA website are all that is required to complete advantages, helping to promote and expand the use of shotcrete the submittal form and upload some photos. in all beneficial applications. Greater visibility of these projects Speaking of photos, always remember to take pictures of leads to greater understanding and specification of shotcrete, your projects this year. This includes before-and-after images, which in turn means more business for our members. It’s a win close-ups of fine detail work, or anything that might show that keeps paying you back! off how challenging yet successful your project was. We all know that a picture is worth a thousand words, and I cannot So, What’s In It For Me? stress enough how significant a role quality, well-thought-out Project award winners receive a glass award and are invited photos factor into the judges’ decision to select your project to present their winning project at the ASA Outstanding for an award. 6 Shotcrete • Spring 2014


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