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Executive Director Update minimum of 500 hours, within 5 years, they must obtain their must have at least 100 hours of experience shooting overhead. employer’s sign off and submit the entire log to ASA for veri- We are excited to see the NIT option finally come to fruition, fication by the examiner-of-record. and offer nozzlemen starting out in their careers official rec- Upon verification, they may be upgraded to a certified ACI ognition by ASA and ACI. As always, ASA members are highly Shotcrete Nozzleman in the process(es) and orientation(s) reflected involved with ACI shotcrete technical and certification com- in the verified work experience for the remainder of the original mittees and will continue to strive to make the work products NIT certification term. After the original 5-year certification, these from those ACI sources reflect successful practice and con- individuals would then qualify for recertification and follow the tribute to advancing our industry. procedures for ACI Certified Nozzlemen. If they are not able to submit the remaining 500 hours prior to their 5-year anniversary, they will no longer be searchable in the ACI verification site and can either wait until 500 hours are met to test for full nozzleman certification or retake the exams for another 5 years to complete the hours within the NIT designation. Nozzleman-In-Training Log This is a project-based record of the NIT’s placement hours. ASA has devel- oped and posted on our website a PDF form to facilitate the NIT completing the required log of their hours. Each project requires a project page followed by the NIT Project Shooting Log, which details their shotcrete placement experience. The Shooting Log entries are required by the ACI policy to cover no more than 1 week’s work. The ASA forms are available as an online PDF form (www.shotcrete.org/ education/index.htm). The PDF form can be filled in on a computer and then printed, or a blank form can be printed out and filled in by hand. Also, the ASA Board approved development of an online web- page available to ASA NIT members who have participated in an ASA-sponsored certification session to log their projects and hours in an online database. Additional Changes in C660 Nozzleman Certification Policy In addition to adding the NIT provisions, C660 made a significant modification to the work experience requirement. The revised policy requires: “For ACI Shotcrete Nozzleman certification, 500 hours of verified work experience as a nozzleman, with at least 100 hours in the process and orientation for which certification is sought is a prerequisite.” This means that noz- zlemen attempting to shoot overhead panels Shotcrete • Fall 2015 7


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