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Staff Editorial ASA’s Outstanding Shotcrete Project Awards: Benefitting the Shotcrete Industry By Mark A. Campo, ASA Executive Director This February marks the 10th occasion that deliver amazing results. Ten years of notable, impressive ASA members have gathered to celebrate growth in banquet attendance and sponsorships! the year’s most outstanding shotcrete proj- ASA’s Outstanding Shotcrete Project Awards program ects. This 10th Annual Outstanding Shotcrete benefits the shotcrete industry in a number of ways, from Project Awards Banquet was held for its ensuring that the shotcrete method of concrete placement second year at the Staten Island Ballroom in receives the exposure and credibility it deserves, to recognizing the New York, New York Hotel & Casino, excellence in design and execution where it is deserved. These Las Vegas, NV, a private yet large gathering truly outstanding projects often provide reference points for space that appropriately fits the level of excitement and enthu- Technical Inquiries; at complimentary Onsite Seminars given siasm contained within. With a record number of attendees to architects, engineers, and specifiers; and at tradeshows and preregistered for the event, it was wonderful to witness such other classes given by ASA speakers, thus strengthening ASA’s strong commitment from everyone in the shotcrete industry. abilities to provide tangible examples of successful shotcrete Ten years has seen an increase in quantity and quality of placement and furthering the promotion of the safe and benefi- projects submitted. Ten years has seen greater creativity and cial aspects of shotcrete placement in the construction industry. innovation in overcoming obstacles and time constraints to Exposure Each year, the ASA Outstanding Shotcrete Project Awards program continues to receive more and more exposure. And as technology and news outlets throughout the construction industry continue to see ASA press releases and publications, these award- 2014 Outstanding Shotcrete Project tremendous benefits of shotcrete placement. This exposure canwinning projects continue to open the eyes of specifiers to the Award Winners only help members of ASA grow our industry, which is acknowl- edged to have some of the construction industry’s most innova- International tive contractors, designers, engineers, and suppliers. Acoustic Shells Credibility Underground Witnessing the success of these award-winning shotcrete Robinson Creek Tunnel Fire projects directly reinforces the ultimate vision of ASA—that structures built or repaired with the shotcrete process are accepted Pool & Recreational as equal or superior to cast-in-place concrete. Gaining stature as A Natural Look, an Exact Science a versatile and sustainable placement method for concrete satis- fies the core reason for the very existence of this association. Repair & Rehabilitation The 606-Bloomingdale Trail | Viaduct Repairs Financial Health of the Association Infrastructure Special thanks are in order to ASA’s banquet sponsors, without McCormick Dam & Power Station: Submerged whose generous donations this event would not be possible. This year, 34 sponsors contributed a total of $41,000, marking ASA’s Concrete Repairs most successful fundraising effort to date. These sponsorships Architecture help to subsidize the cost of individuals’ attendance to the ban- Bing Concert Hall quet, as well as support the programs that embody the mission of ASA: providing training, qualification, certification, education, Honorable Mention networking, and leadership to increase the acceptance, quality, Long Prairie Digester Rehabilitation Project and safe practices of the shotcrete process. All of this ultimately Liberty Tunnel Arch Restoration serves to promote you and what you do to maintain these high Alameda Square standards of excellence in the industry and grow shotcrete’s reputation as a cost-effective, versatile, efficient, and sustainable method for concrete placement. 8 Shotcrete • Winter 2015


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