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Association News ASA Spring 2016 Committee Meetings in Milwaukee, WI The ASA Spring 2016 Committee Meetings will be held at the Hyatt Regency and Wisconsin Center on Saturday, April 16, 2016. The following committees have scheduled working meetings: ASA Executive Committee, Education Committee, Pool & Recreational Shotcrete Committee, Safety Committee, Publications Committee, Marketing Committee, Membership Committee, Underground Committee, and the ASA Board of Direction. These meetings offer participants the opportunity to network with colleagues, provide input on shotcrete materials and publications, and take part in carrying out ASA’s overall mission. The ASA committee meetings are held in conjunction with The American Concrete Institute (ACI) Concrete Convention and Exposition but do not require registration with ACI. ASA meetings are open and free to anyone with an interest in the shotcrete process. If you are active in the shotcrete industry, you are welcome and encouraged to attend. Scheduled times for all meetings can be found at www. shotcrete.org/pages/news-events/calendar.htm. ASA Establishes New Technical Committee The ASA Board of Directors approved establishment of a new standing Technical Committee at the November Board meeting in Denver, CO. Lihe (John) Zhang was appointed as the Chair of the newly established committee. The mission of 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 work directly with the ASA Technical Director coordinating technical activities and critically reviewing our documents, presentations, and technical inquiries to be consistent with ASA’s mission and proper industry practice. The Technical Committee will also establish research needs, review research proposals, and make recommendations Lihe (John) Zhang to the Board for ASA-funded research efforts. For more details on this new committee, read the Committee Chair Memo on the ASA Technical Committee on page 4 of this issue. Ground Improvement in Underground Construction and Mining Short Course May 9-11, 2016 | University of Colorado in Boulder, Boulder, CO ASA is proud to sponsor this 4th Annual Short Course, formerly held at the Colorado School of Mines, as a Supporting Association. The three-day Short Course is taught by leading international experts in the specialty field of ground improvement, which is becoming increasingly integrated with heavy civil underground and mining projects. Instructors include design professionals, contractors, equipment manufacturers, and end-users with first-hand knowledge of in-the-field applications of ground improvement. When you complete this course, you’ll have knowledge on the design and implementation of the most appropriate and cost-effective method to use in your construction project. The course further provides an excellent opportunity for networking and mingling with industry professionals. The Ground Improvement in Underground Construction and Mining Short Course is organized by Levent Ozdemir, an internationally renowned tunneling consultant, and Tim Coss, President of Microtunneling Inc., in conjunction with Benjamin Media—the same organizers who bring you the Microtunneling Short Course and the Breakthroughs in Tunneling Short Course. For more information about the course or to register, visit www.groundimprovementshortcourse.com. STRUCTURAL SHOTCRETE SYSTEMS, INC. LICENSE #579272 A www.structuralshotcrete.com JASON E. WEINSTEIN, P.E. VICE PRESIDENT 12645 CLARK STREET (562) 941-9916 SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA 90670 FAX (562) 941-8098 70 Shotcrete • Winter 2016


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