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Fig. 6: A mountain pool in the clouds with a concrete shell meant to retain water—and chemically treated water at that. At Revolution Gunite, our nozzleman and foreman is an ACI Certified Nozzleman, as was and should be required on a job like this. This particular foreman is responsible for thousands of pools over the last 20 years and his expertise shone when executing these details. We also believe that a good shotcrete company should train its finishers and truck operators in what makes for a quality product so that everyone on board is qualified, not just the nozzleman. Education, experience, and integrity are all key ingredients to a well-placed shotcrete structure. Shortcomings in any of these inevitably lead to failure of the structure and our industry as a whole. The Outstanding Pool & Recreational Project Ryan Oakes is a Managing Project Name Mountain Pool Project Location North Carolina Shotcrete Contractor Revolution Gunite* Pool Contractor Clearwater Construction Group, Inc. General Contractor Boone Construction Architect/Engineer Steven Carter Price, AIA, Architect Pool Design Firm Aquatic Consultants, Inc. Material Supplier/Manufacturer Norchem, Aquron, and Flexcrete Project Owner Name withheld *Corporate Member of the American Shotcrete Association Partner in Revolution Gunite and is a licensed pool contractor in North Carolina and Virginia. Oakes has been designing and building water features in the United States and abroad, from pools to art pieces and even aquaculture systems, for the past 17 years. With a mission to change the way gunite is perceived and applied, Oakes started down a path of education for himself as well as his staff. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the American Pool & Spa Association, and an active member in the Genesis Design Group, which educates contractors around the world in various aspects of the pool building process, including the shotcrete process. Revolution Gunite, a member of ASA and the American Concrete Institute, has a mission to not only educate and train its staff but to also educate its builders so that they, too, play their role in a quality shotcrete product. Revolution Gunite provides dry-mix shotcrete services to pool builders and other contractors in North Carolina and Florida, as well as parts of South Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee. Shotcrete • Winter 2016 29


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