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Association News Preliminary Results and Deliverables hensive 3-day course will explore effective and sustainable At the time of this writing, most of the sample types have uses of shotcrete as well as its cost- and time-savings benefits. been cast or shot. Over 40 shotcrete test panels were produced The course is intended for owners, engineers, contractors, and over 600 shotcrete cores were extracted and tested for consultants, and equipment suppliers involved in the design compressive strength, and boiled absorption and volume of and implementation of above-ground structures, support of permeable voids. The test results show very promising data for excavation, tunneling, mining, shaft construction, and heavy shot wet- and dry-mix shotcrete. All mixtures meet the specified civil and architectural projects. performance requirements, with the shot mixtures typically outperforming the companion cast mixtures. Stay tuned for future updates and results from this highly important research venture for the entire shotcrete industry. ASA Fall Committee Meetings in Washington, DC, October 25, 2014 The ASA Fall 2014 Committee Meetings in Washington, DC, will be held at the Hilton Washington on Saturday, Octo- ber 25, 2014. The following committees have sched- uled working meetings: ASA Executive Committee, Education Committee, Pool & Recreational Shotcrete Committee, Safety Committee, Publications Com- mittee, Marketing Committee, Member- ship Committee, and the ASA Board of Direction. These meetings offer partici- pants the opportunity to network with colleagues, provide input on shotcrete materials and publications, and take part in ASA’s overall mission. The ASA committee meetings are held in conjunction with the ACI Fall 2014 Convention but do not require ACI con- vention registration. ASA meetings are open and free to anyone with an interest in the shotcrete process. Scheduled times for all meetings can be found at www.shotcrete.org/pages/ news-events/calendar.htm. ASA Sponsors SPACE Shotcrete Course ASA is proud to announce its sponsorship of a shotcrete short course administered by the Office of Special Programs and Continuing Education (SPACE) at the Colorado School of Mines. This compre- Shotcrete • Summer 2014 59


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