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finish. An additional challenge was each dome’s drainage channel and ladder, installed along the curved surface, that required additional detail work (refer to Fig. 4). Dees-Hennessey relied on its more than 30 years of shotcrete experience on difficult projects to ensure that quality control, safety standards, and correctness along with industry standards were used on this project. Although this was a very difficult project, it showed that with the The Outstanding Architecture | New Construction Project Name Sanctuary for Sufism Reoriented Project Location Walnut Creek, CA Shotcrete Contractor Dees-Hennessey, Inc.* Concrete Contractor Overaa Construction Design Architect Philip Johnson Alan Ritchie Architects Architect of Record Soga and Associates Material Supplier Central Concrete Project Owner Sufism Reoriented *Corporate Member of the American Shotcrete Association proper preplanning and thinking through how the project is going to be constructed, construction can be greatly simplified and help to eliminate many of the problems that can occur down the road. The success of this project is due to the great teamwork between all parties and individuals. Jason Myers graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, in 1995 with his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and from Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA, in 2015 with his master’s in business administration with an emphasis in project management. Myers started out his professional career working for an earth retention subcontractor, where he learned the importance of budgeting, scheduling, and client relationships. Also during this time, he was introduced to the use of shotcrete and its applications. After working for a general contractor for a couple of years, he realized that he enjoyed the tighter knit of working for a subcontractor and the ability to construct projects on a tighter time frame with multiple projects in process simultaneously. Myers also enjoys the process of handling most of the procedures that go into constructing a project rather than seeing only a small portion of the process. Myers joined Dees-Hennessey, Inc., in 2004 and has been a part owner of the company since 2007. Myers currently serves as the Vice President of Operations as well as the Safety Director. 20 Shotcrete • Winter 2016


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