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Committee Chair Memo ASA Publications Committee By Ted Sofis We’ve come a long way since ASA was first the durability of shotcrete, comparing the properties and service formed in 1998. Today, Shotcrete magazine life of cast-in-place concrete to those of dry- and wet-mix has a circulation that is read by engineers, shotcrete. Both our Pool & Recreational Shotcrete Committee contractors, and manufacturers, not just in as well as our Board of Direction have begun to issue position North America but around the world. We papers that were first published in the magazine and now avail- have a distribution of 17,000 and there are able on our “Resources” page online. You will be able to read over 100 countries where the electronic ver- about this and other developments in Shotcrete magazine. sion of the magazine is received. Shotcrete The Publications Committee takes great care to select rel- magazine provides a valuable resource to the industry, pro- evant themes for each issue of the magazine to address the wide viding insight and information on the various aspects of the scope of applications where shotcrete work is performed. In shotcrete process. addition to our featured theme articles, we cover topics of There is a lot to be excited about. The ASA Board of Direc- interest to our readers with regular features, including “Tech- tion has approved a new Strategic Plan that identifies the nical Tip,” “Nozzleman Knowledge,” “Safety Shooter,” “Goin’ Association’s most important initiatives. ASA is actively pro- Underground,” “Pool & Recreational Shotcrete Corner,” and moting the safe and beneficial use of shotcrete in the construc- “Shotcrete Corner.” tion industry. This includes contributions to fund research on Our recently launched, renovated ASA website provides a forum where shotcrete-related questions can be submitted and answered by the members of our technical team. Many of these are printed in our magazine. Our technical team is made up of shotcrete professionals with extensive experience in the many different segments of the shotcrete industry. I would like to person- ally thank all the members of our tech- nical team for the time they give responding to all the questions submitted by our readers. I believe the strength of ASA comes from the cross section of our membership. All articles are now search- able online in our “Archives” search. Each year, the Publications Committee awards the Carl Akeley Award at our annual ASA Shotcrete Project Awards Banquet to recognize the top technical paper published in Shotcrete magazine over the previous year. ASA also awards scholarships for graduate students in both the United States and Canada. In recent years, various ASA task groups and committees have put together documents on safety, inspector training, and certification education. ASA members also continue to have active involvement within the ACI Committee C660, Shotcrete Nozzleman Certification. Our Awards issue of Shotcrete magazine features the Outstanding Shotcrete Project awards that highlight project winners in 4 Shotcrete • Winter 2015


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