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Committee Chair Memo their associated tasks were assigned to the Technical Committee. The mission of ASA Technical Committee is: To oversee the technical activities of ASA, including the review and evaluation of technical presentations, publications, handouts, etc. and the appraisal of research projects under consideration for ASA sponsorship. The committee will include members responsible for coordinating technical activities and have the technical expertise to critically review ASA’s technical documents, presentations, and handouts to be consistent with ASA’s Mission and proper industry practice. The Technical Committee will reach out and appoint appropriate technical experts to review special tasks, on an as- and when-needed basis. In many regards, the Technical Committee is similar to the role of ACI’s Technical Activities Committee (TAC). This committee will also serve as the resource for other committees to reach out to potential industry and interests groups or committees and provide them with guidance on how their industry segment may best use shotcrete from a design/technical perspective. This is consistent with the ASA Strategic Plan. The other important role of the Technical Committee is to oversee ASA’s involvement in research projects. In the past, ASA has allocated funding for various research projects. However, there is a need to focus and coordinate our research efforts to make the investment in research as effective as possible. The ASA Strategic Plan has listed a goal of supporting one research project for every 3 years. Currently, ASA has funded the research project of “Transport Property of Shotcrete vs. Cast in Place Concrete.” With the guidance of the Technical Committee, ASA will keep sponsoring projects that address the most important questions surrounding shotcrete application. Our new Technical Committee is structured as an ASA committee, but in its operation, it is more a group of professional, passionate, and dedicated people who enjoy working on technical activities related to shotcrete. The mission of ASA Technical Committee is: To oversee the technical activities of ASA, including the review and evaluation of technical presentations, publications, handouts, etc. and the appraisal of research projects under consideration for ASA sponsorship. Shotcrete • Winter 2016 5


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