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Fig. 4: Artificial rock made by shotcrete in the Al Ain Wildlife Park & Resort, UAE. Winner of the 2011 ASA Outstanding International Shotcrete Project bobsled tracks. These are all structures with difficult shapes and angles that are successfully and efficiently constructed using shotcrete (Fig. 3 and 4). So why would a state DOT be interested in shotcrete? In short, it is an extremely efficient and cost-effective way to place vertical and overhead concrete. It often provides significant cost savings and generates superior results to traditional cast-in-place concrete. By creating the option to use shotcrete, a state DOT has another tool in their repair toolbox. It all starts with a well-written shotcrete provision. The American Shotcrete Association (ASA) has experienced staff and committee members who can assist in developing a state’s provision. ASA also offers in-house education at no cost to state DOTs. If you are involved with a state agency and would like assistance in developing or updating your provisions, or seek to learn more about shotcrete through an in-house educational seminar, please feel free to contact ASA at www.shotcrete.org. Dennis Bittner is a Construction Products Representative for The Quikrete Companies. He has been involved in both wet- and dry-mix process projects in multiple arenas of shotcrete construction, with an emphasis on bridge and tunnel projects for State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) and the rail industry. In addition to being an ASA Corporate member, Bittner sits on the Board of ASA and the ICRI Pittsburgh Chapter. He can be reached at dbittner@quikrete.com. Gary Carlson Equipment Rental Your trusted source for wet and dry shotcrete equipment is fully stocked for both rental and sales ***National Service*** Gary Carlson Equipment Co. Rentals - Sales - Service - Delivery 1380 County Rd C West, Roseville MN 10720 Mankato St., Blaine MN Phone 763.792.9123 Allentown Shotcrete Pumps and Guns Putzmiester Shotcrete Pumps Sullivan Air Compressors and Tools Chemgrout Mixers Pumps and Plants Reed Shotcrete Systems Pumps and Guns Colidal Mixers 20 Shotcrete • Spring 2016


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