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ASA President’s Message Fortitude By Marcus H. von der Hofen This issue’s message goes out to our mem- bers in the field where their hard work is the backbone of what we do. A couple of days ago, a new pool was being installed a couple doors down from me. So I strolled down the street to take a look at the operation. The bilge pump wouldn’t prime, and there was at least 2 ft (0.6 m) of water in the deep end. The reinforcing steel wasn’t finished yet, with some laying on the formwork and the rest on the ground. There were no guide wires despite having a straight beam to shoot. As I stood there, like a tourist, one of the crew members came over to me and says with a snicker, “Just another day as a guniter.” “Safety Guidelines for Shotcrete” Chapter topics include: • Personal Protective Equipment; • Communications; • Lighting, Back, and Spine Safety; • Shotcrete Materials; • Shotcrete Equipment; and • Shotcrete Placement: Wet- and Dry-mix Processes. As a significant benefit of membership, all Corporate Members will receive one complimentary copy of this publication. Additional copies are available through the ASA Bookstore for $25 each (for members; $100 for nonmembers). Available in both print and electronic formats. For more information or to purchase a copy of this publication, visit the ASA Bookstore at www.shotcrete.org/ BookstoreNet/default.aspx. 2 Shotcrete • Summer 2015


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