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Staff Editorial ASA Shotcrete Inspector Education Session • Attendees will receive a certificate of completion from ASA. With the strong growth of shotcrete construction, the concrete • Lunch is not provided with this course. A 1-hour break is construction industry needs on-site inspectors who are know- scheduled for lunch. ledgeable about shotcrete materials, application, and quality. Sign up on or before December 15, 2014, to take advantage Although an inspector may be thoroughly experienced in the of the early-bird $395.00 registration fee; after that date, the inspection of cast-in-place concrete construction, shotcrete has fee rises to $475.00 (Registration Code: ASATH). fundamentally different equipment, material selection, crew responsibilities, application techniques, testing, curing, and ASA’s 10th Annual Outstanding Shotcrete protection that need to be considered for producing high-quality Project Awards Banquet and durable shotcrete. This program, scheduled for Thursday, February 5, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., will cover more than 40 critical elements of shotcrete applications that on-site inspectors must know to properly evaluate and sign-off on acceptance doc- uments for shotcrete. These include an overview on material selections, equipment, placement techniques, finishing, curing, protection, testing, and safety as it relates to the building official or inspector. ASA Inspector Training documentation, as well as copies of ACI 506.2-13, “Specification for Shotcrete”; ACI 506R-05, “Guide to Shotcrete”; and Shotcrete: A Compilation of Papers by Rusty Morgan (over $200 nonmember value), are included This year’s awards banquet will be held on Tuesday, with the course registration fee. Please also note: February 3, 2015, at the New York, New York Hotel and • Attendance at this course will not result in a certification; this Casino. I urge you to join us at this important event to meet, course is intended to provide shotcrete-specific education, connect, and network with leaders in the shotcrete industry. which may be a prerequisite for local/national certifications. Registration and cocktails with hors d’oeuvres begin at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is served at 7:30 p.m., followed immedi- ately by the awards ceremony. A networking reception with a cash bar will continue afterwards. See page 13 for registra- tion information. Early-bird registration is available until January 15, 2015. ACI 506.2-13 Specification for Shotcrete Awards Sponsorship Opportunities: Sponsoring the ASA has been revised and updated, and is now Outstanding Project Awards Program is an investment in available for purchase! highlighting and recognizing the exceptional versatility and quality of the shotcrete process to the construction world. Award sponsors receive excellent exposure through this celebrated program. Please consider your involvement this year by sponsoring at one of the following levels: • “Big Shooter”—$5000 • Gold—$2500 • Silver—$1000 • Bronze—$500 More information is available at www.shotcrete.org/media/ pdf/BanquetSponsorForm.pdf. ASA Exhibit Booth: #S10839 ASA’s booth remains in its high-profile location along the main aisle in South Hall this year. A great place for resources and networking within the shotcrete industry, you can chat This long anticipated specification contains the construction with ASA directors, review and pick up publications, meet requirements for the application of shotcrete. Both wet-mix and dry-mix shotcrete are specified, and the minimum stan- with your colleagues using our meeting table and chairs, or dards for testing, materials, and execution are provided. just say hello! And don’t forget to register today using ASA’s source code, Visit the ASA Bookstore to purchase today! A17, for discounted exhibit-only registration to World of Concrete for as low as $20 (restrictions apply). 10 Shotcrete • Fall 2014


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