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Committee Chair Memo ASA Technical Committee By Lihe (John) Zhang Since ASA launched its first-ever strategic plan back in October 2014, the Association has experienced many changes involving committee member commitment and structural changes of the management of the Association. The appointment of the new Executive Director, with the technical expertise to also serve as a Technical Director for ASA, is one of the key changes under the strategic plan. Earlier this year, Charles Hanskat, PE, was selected by ASA to fill the Executive Director position. Based on his comprehensive experience in shotcrete design and construction, development of codes, standards, and specifications, the Association is now moving forward in getting shotcrete specified in more projects, publishing guidance documents, and making presentations to owners, specifiers, and student groups on a variety of shotcrete topics, such as repair and rehabilitation, shotcrete inspection, architectural shotcrete, and underground shotcrete. The administrative duties of the Executive Director combined with the substantial time demands of the Technical Director position are considerable. The Executive Committee evaluated the ASA committee structure, and proposed the creation of a new Technical Committee to work directly with the Executive Director/Technical Director to maximize ASA’s impact in the industry and to achieve the goals in the ASA Strategic Plan. At the Denver, CO, ASA Board of Direction meeting on November 7, 2015, the creation of this new committee was approved, and Dr. Lihe “John” Zhang was appointed by the ASA President, Marcus von der Hofen, to lead the Technical Committee. Subsequently, the ASA Strategic Plan was reviewed and several goals with Collaborate Join Add value Participate Be involved Be part of the process Contribute Connect Grow professionally Share knowledge Network Team up Make a difference, join an ASA Committee, help grow the industry! Interested? Contact us at info@shotcrete.org for details. Education Marketing Membership Pool & Recreational Publications Safety Technical Underground 4 Shotcrete • Winter 2016


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