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Staff Editorial ASA at World of Concrete 2015 By Mark A. Campo, ASA Executive Director Registration If you are involved in the shotcrete industry and think you may attend WOC 2015, please register for the show using ASA’s source code: A17. In doing so, you will receive a reduced rate World of Concrete (WOC) is considered of $20 (restrictions apply) exhibit-only pass and discounts on by many to be the top show in the industry, registration for educational sessions, while helping to support and the 2015 show is expected to be the lar- ASA at the same time. ASA has been an official cosponsor of gest in over 6 years with over 600,000 ft2 WOC for 12 years; each registration made using ASA’s A17 (55,740 m2) of indoor and outdoor exhibit space and over source code results in a rebate to ASA. This is an easy but 1100 exhibitors. The show also presents a critical outreach and important way for you to help generate financial support of educational opportunity for ASA. The diverse collection of ASA, enabling its continued mission to market and educate on attendees, ranging from equipment and material suppliers to the benefits of the shotcrete process and grow the industry. The contractors, engineers, and specifiers, creates an outstanding easiest way to register is to use our automatic link at www. forum to efficiently communicate the numerous advantages of shotcrete.org/WOC. placing concrete via the shotcrete process. Remember that early-bird registration for ASA’s educa- ASA’s presence as a cosponsor of this show has grown tional programs mentioned below ends December 15, 2014. steadily and the 2015 show will be no exception. Please visit ASA’s official WOC 2015 web page, www.shotcrete.org/ ASA Shotcrete Nozzleman WOC—a one-stop source for all ASA activities at WOC. Following is a summary of all the activities ASA has planned Education Session at WOC 2015. Scheduled for Tuesday, February 3, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., this session is designed for shotcrete nozzlemen, ASA Board of Direction and Annual individuals involved with inspection of shotcrete, and anyone interested in learning about the principles and practices that Membership Meetings must be known and understood for a nozzleman to satisfy his ASA will hold its committee meetings on Monday, Feb- role in the quality application of the shotcrete process. ruary 2, 2015 (the day before the exhibit hall opens). Meetings ASA nozzleman education sessions present an overview on will be held in the South Convention Hall of the Las Vegas placement technique, finishing, curing, testing, equipment, and Convention Center, and are free and open to anyone with an safety as it relates to the nozzleman and the shotcrete process. interest in shotcrete. (Room locations are not available at the This session will also help prepare individuals for participation time of printing. Please check ASA’s calendar for the latest in the ACI Nozzleman Certification program. ACI-required updates on times and locations: www.shotcrete.org/pages/ work experience, written exam, performance exam, and other news-events/calendar.htm.) program criteria will be discussed. The ASA Board of Direction meeting will convene at The CP-60(09) Shotcrete Nozzleman Craftsman Workbook 9:00 a.m. Following that, the ASA Annual Membership is included with the session registration fee. Meeting is scheduled at 11:00 a.m. This annual meeting will Please note the following important items about this session: feature the announcement of ASA’s newly elected Board mem- • Attendance at this session will not result in certification bers and Officers, in addition to highlighting the key initiatives as an ACI Shotcrete Nozzleman. being undertaken by the association this year—the most sig- • This session will satisfy the education session requirement nificant of which is a recently released ASA Strategic Plan, for a nozzlemen wishing to pursue certification as an with a host of newly affirmed goals and objectives that will ACI Shotcrete Nozzleman through ASA. elevate ASA and the shotcrete industry to new heights. • Attendees wishing to pursue ACI Certification will need to ASA’s other standing committees—Education, Pool & arrange for a certification session with ASA separately from Recreational Shotcrete, Marketing, Membership, Publications, this session. and Safety—each meet twice a year in the spring and fall. All • Attendees will qualify for and receive a complimentary ASA committees will next meet in Kansas City, MO, on Sat- 1-year ASA Nozzleman Membership. urday, April 11, 2015. Sign up early to take advantage of the $295.00 event 8 Shotcrete • Fall 2014


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