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Association News ASA Launches New Logo and Rebranding Efforts at WOC 2016 As you may have noticed, ASA has introduced a new logo. This is just one part of our rebranding effort to freshen and modernize our look. Commonly referred to as “ASA,” it is fitting that our new look features our initials prominently. The logo retains some of our original theme, with the same green and a stylized shotcrete nozzle, while introducing a clean, simple font for the text. Along with the logo, we have set new graphics standards for colors, fonts, layouts, and photos to make the look of our various products more consistent. This includes our website, Shotcrete magazine, our printed materials such as compilations and advertisements, our PowerPoint presentations, and our logo wear. This effort in coordination allows our brand to be more readily identifiable. Corporate members will have access to our new “Corporate Member” ASA logos in February. Use them on your website, link to www.shotcrete. org, and allow ASA to help you market the benefits of shotcrete to your clients! ASA Officers and Directors Elected Executive Committee Left to right: Marcus H. von der Hofen, Bill Drakeley, Larry Totten, and Scott Rand (Missing from photo: Lihe John Zhang) The ASA membership elected the following individuals to leadership roles in the association, with terms beginning February 1, 2016. President Bill Drakeley, Drakeley Industries; Vice President Scott Rand, King Packaged Materials Company; Secretary Larry Totten, Consultant; and Treasurer Lihe (John) Zhang, LZhang Consulting & Testing Ltd., were all elected to 1-year terms. Marcus H. von der Hofen, Coastal Gunite Construction Co, will serve as Past President to complete the Executive Committee for 2016. Board of Direction Three individuals were elected to 3-year terms as ASA Directors, beginning on February 1, 2016. Dennis Bittner, The Quikrete Companies, was reelected to a second term. Lars Balck, Consultant, and Axel Nitschke, Shannon & Wilson Inc., were elected to first terms. These three Directors join the previously elected Directors and the ASA Executive Committee to form the 14-member 2016 ASA Board of Direction. Dennis Bittner Lars Balck Axel Nitschke 2015-2016 ASA Graduate Scholarship Awarded The 2015-2016 ASA Graduate Scholarship has been awarded to Antoine Gagnon. He received a stipend of $3000 (USD) for tuition, residence, books, and materials. Antoine Gagnon received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Laval University, Québec, QC, Canada, where he continues to work toward his master’s degree in the same. The focus of his graduate Antoine Gagnon research is in developing shotcrete mixture designs with added environmental/sustainable value. Toward that end, he is exploring the reduction of waste associated with shotcrete rebound and inclusion of industrial waste and recycled materials to minimize the use of new resources, all with an eye toward conventional and environmental costs as well as sustainable performance. These scholarships are awarded each year to students pursuing higher education in the field of concrete with an interest and potential for professional success in the shotcrete industry. Established in 2008, the ASA Graduate Scholarship Program seeks to identify, attract, and assist outstanding graduate students in their pursuit of careers in the field of concrete, particularly in the application of the shotcrete process. This program opens each year in late spring. Visit www.shotcrete. org/pages/education-certification/grad-scholarships.htm for more details on the ASA Graduate Scholarship Program. Eleventh Annual ASA Outstanding Project Awards Banquet It was a packed house at the Vdara Hotel & Spa on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, as ASA celebrated its eleventh annual Outstanding Shotcrete Project Awards Banquet at World of Concrete. Attendees gathered to socialize with fellow ASA members and celebrate the top projects of 2015 that exemplified the effective and beneficial use of shotcrete as a placement 68 Shotcrete • Winter 2016


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