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Association News Nozzleman-In-Training Program in Savannah, GA. ASA Past President and Update 506 Subcommittee Chair Lars Balck attended the TAC review and helped the In May and June, ASA staff worked with TAC review group understand the changes Randle Emmrich, Chair of ACI’s Committee to the Guide. After the review group meeting for Nozzleman Certification (C660), and with Balck, TAC approved the Guide subject members and staff of ACI’s Certification to proper response to TAC comments by the Programs Committee (CPC) to finalize the committee. Hopefully, ACI 506 can respond details for a nozzleman-in-training (NIT) Lars Balckto TAC comments by the Fall ACI meeting program. ASA has committed to providing and the next version of the Guide can be available for publica- NITs with a log to allow them to track the required shooting hours. The final details Randle Emmrich tion. The Guide has been reformatted in this version to comple- ment the layout of the ACI 506.2, “Specification for Shotcrete.” were approved by mid-July. ASA is considering both a physical In many ways, the Guide will serve as the commentary for log and an online system. Hopefully, details will be available the specific, concise provisions of the specification. before our next issue of Shotcrete magazine. Shotcrete Inspector Certification Certification Session in Australia Update Melbourne, Australia Board member Oscar Duckworth, along ASA is working with the Concrete Pumping with ASA’s Executive Director, met with Association of Australia (CPAA) and the the California State Architect’s office and Australian Shotcrete Society (AuSS) to DOT to discuss ASA’s shotcrete inspectors’ co-sponsor and conduct an ASA education education program, as well as ACI’s and ACI shotcrete nozzleman certification upcoming shotcrete inspector certification. session in Australia. The first session This day-long meeting provided great feed- in Australia is scheduled to follow back on the needs of the agencies, and how the Concrete Institute of Australia’s ASA education (and ACI certification) Oscar Duckworth Concrete 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. This is the Concrete could best benefit the use of shotcrete in their state. With that Institute of Australia’s 27th Biennial National Conference, feedback we can now refine our shotcrete inspector education and draws owners, engineers, architects, inspectors, and program, and start to promote it in the industry. contractors from around the world. We hope that in working together in promoting quality and certification, we can ACI 506R “Guide to Shotcrete” develop a stronger image for shotcrete around the world. ASA looks forward to the opportunity to raise the standards for Update shotcrete nozzlemen and the shotcrete industry by providing ASA actively consulted with ACI 506 committee members and quality education and certification opportunities that have ACI staff on the ACI Technical Activities Committee (TAC) served us so well here in North America. review of the upcoming revision of the ACI 506R, “Guide to Shotcrete.” ACI 506R was reviewed by TAC at their July meeting PCA Professors’ Workshop Skokie, IL For the first time, ASA co-sponsored and actively participated in the Port- land Cement Association’s Profes- Did you know ASA presented a morning session on shotcrete theory and practicalsors’ Workshop. ASA Executive Director Charles Hanskat is on facebook? to provide faculty in engineering, architecture, and constructionapplications to the group. The Professors’ Workshop is designed management programs the tools to teach the latest develop- ments in concrete design, construction, and materials. The week-long session included networking opportunities to “like” us on facebook exchange ideas with professors from many universities, dem- www.facebook.com/ onstrations by software vendors, and more than $2500 of free AmericanShotcreteAssociation resource materials. ASA believes that exposing the professors to shotcrete is an important aspect of raising the visibility and ultimately the routine acceptance of shotcrete. It is hoped they 60 Shotcrete • Summer 2015


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