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Association News Spring ASA Board and Committee Also of note, ACI CPC established a new certification com- Meetings mittee for the Shotcrete Inspector certification program, C601­I. The ASA Board of Directors, along with the full slate of ASA The committee had its first meeting in Kansas City, MO, and standing committees, met on April 11, 2015, in Kansas City, is chaired by Randle Emmrich. The committee is moving MO. Nearly 30 active ASA corporate members, individual forward in establishing the documentation required to formalize members, and visitors attended one or more of the committee the program. meetings. We had excellent participation and discussion on a variety of topics, including new initiatives to support our Stra- Graduate Scholarships tegic Plan. Committees meeting were Pool & Recreational You’ll find in this issue short reports Shotcrete, Education, Marketing, Safety, Membership, and from the three recipients of the 2014- Publications. Significant actions by the Committees and Board 2015 ASA Graduate Scholarship awards. of Directors included: Their research is directly tied to bene- 1. Re-establishment of an Underground fiting the development of new shotcrete Committee. The committee will be materials, investigating the impact of chaired by Axel Nitschke, Vice President spray distribution and rebound, and con- of GALL ZEIDLER Consultants, LLC; firming bond development for reinforce- 2. Approval of a Marketing Committee ment embedded in shotcrete. recommendation to hire a consultant to The 2015-2016 Graduate Scholarship Awards program will produce rebranding options for ASA’s be opening shortly. If you have contact with students or profes- logo and marketing material; Axel Nitschke sors in any concrete or construction-related university pro- 3. Discussion of publishing of a logbook for the upcoming grams, please let them know about our program, which awards ACI Nozzleman-in-Training program; $3000 to up to three candidates each year. The primary require- 4. Continued support of Shotcrete Inspector training program ments to be eligible are: development; Applicants must be a full-time first- or second-year (post- 5. Support for an addition of three new ACI Nozzleman bachelor’s degree) graduate student during the entire scholar- Shotcrete Examiners after they complete the ACI nozzleman ship year. Course work during a summer session will count examiner prerequisites; and toward the degree year. Applications will be accepted from 6. Reporting that ASA/ACI Nozzleman Certification activity anywhere in the world but graduate study must take place in is strong in the first quarter of 2015, and has seen a slight the United States or Canada during the award year. increase in dry­mix certifications over the previous year. A link to the program materials is on our website at ASA routinely schedules our “Committee Day” immediately www.shotcrete.org/pages/education-certification/grad- before the ACI Spring and Fall Conventions to allow our scholarships.htm. members to participate in both ASA and ACI shotcrete-related committees such as ACI 506 and C660. ASA’s Fall Committee ASA Outstanding Project Awards meetings are scheduled for November 7, 2015, in Denver, CO. At our 2015 Annual Banquet, we pre- sented our Outstanding Shotcrete Project ACI C660 Shotcrete Nozzleman Awards. In addition to receiving their and C601-I Shotcrete Inspector the ASA Annual Banquet in conjunctionawards and making short presentations at Certification Programs with World of Concrete, the winners were ACI Committee C660, Shotcrete Nozzleman Certification, recently also highlighted in the Winter 2015 issue approved revision of the Shot- of Shotcrete magazine. crete Nozzleman Certification Now is the time for you to submit your program policy. The revisions project(s) for consideration in next year’s awards. ASA’s annual were sent to ACI’s Certifi­ Outstanding Shotcrete Project Awards provide real-world appli- cation Programs Committee cations of the exceptional advantages of placing concrete via the (CPC) for final approval. The shotcrete process. This is a great marketing tool for your company new policy should be in place and the great work you do. Our categories include: Architecture later this year. | New Construction, Infrastructure, International Projects, Pool Long-time Chair of C660 Randle Emmrich Bill Drakeley & Recreational, Rehabilitation & Repair, and Underground. Marc Jolin stepped down as Chair at the end of the Spring We’ve made the online submittal process as straightforward meeting. The committee Secretary, Randle Emmrich, has been as possible. The Official Entry Form and additional background confirmed as the new Chair, and will be joined by our current information can be found on ASA’s website at www.shotcrete. ASA Vice President Bill Drakeley as the new C660 Secretary. org/pages/membership/project-awards.htm. 58 Shotcrete • Spring 2015


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