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Executive Director Update Summer’s Here— Time for ASA Road Trips By Charles S. Hanskat, PE, ASA Executive Director The weather is warmer, and I’ve finally From the News you’ll see we’ve gone on the road to meet been able to hang up the fleece jacket. It’s with and work with state agencies, international confer- nice when walking the dog at 6:00 a.m. ences, ASTM standards committees, ACI technical and cer- doesn’t require three layers, boots, gloves, tification committees, and associated organizations across and a wool hat. Here at ASA we’ve been the globe. very busy in raising awareness of ASA in Certification activity continues to be strong through the first a number of industry market segments half of 2015. We’re seeing many new certifications, but also a that will pay back with long-term benefits lot of recertifications for nozzlemen with a good mix between to our shotcrete industry. Take a look at the Association wet-mix and dry-mix with both vertical and overhead orienta- News column in this issue, and you’ll see ASA members and tions. In June, we held one of the largest ASA/ACI certification staff have been very actively involved in a number of activi- sessions, with 19 nozzlemen shooting a total of 47 panels ties to promote the quality and application of shotcrete. (vertical and overhead combined). Thanks to our ASA exam- Do you need a Shotcrete Contractor or Consultant for a Specific Project? The American Shotcrete Association has created a free online tool to allow owners and specifiers the opportunity to distribute their bid request to all ASA Corporate Members in one easy form! from ASA’s outstanding Corporate Photo courtesy of R. RinglerMembers today by visiting: Submit your project for a bid request www.Shotcrete.org/ProjectBidRequest 6 Shotcrete • Summer 2015


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