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Shotcrete Corner produced much lower test results. Although the NYCT MTACC tests were not overly complicated, we proved to East Side Access Project the general contractors and the MTACC that shot- crete sections shot out in layers with proper sur - Project Name face preparation between layers produces concrete CM005 and CM006 sections that structurally act monolithically. Project Location Manhattan, NY Shotcrete Contractor Frank E. Townsend III is the Superior Gunite East Coast Region Manager for Superior Gunite. He is a civil General Contractors engineering graduate of Wor - MICHELS Corporation and Frontier Kemper cester Polytechnic Institute, Architect/Engineer Worcester, MA, and received his New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority master’s degree from the Uni- Capital Construction (MTACC) versity of Missouri, Columbia, MO. Townsend comes from the U.S. Army Corps Material Suppliers/Manufacturers of Engineers and has been running Superior’s East Ferrara Brothers Building Material and Teccrete Coast operations (predominantly New York, New Lab Jersey, Connecticut, and Boston, MA) for 3 years Tectonic now. Townsend is an active member of ASA and currently serves on the ASA Board of Directors. ACI 506.2-13 Specification for Shotcrete has been newly revised and updated, and is now available for purchase! This long anticipated specifica- tion contains the construction requirements for the application of shotcrete. Both wet-mix and dry-mix shotcrete are specified, and the minimum standards for testing, materials, and execution are provided. Visit the ASA Bookstore to purchase today! 38 Shotcrete • Spring 2015


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