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Association News of the Center for Training Transportation Professionals, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR. Griffith is also Chair of the ACI Educational Activities Committee. Up-and-Comers Shine in Region ASA Board member Frank Townsend was named in Engineering News-Record (ENR) New York’s Top 20 under 40 competition this year. Chosen from more than 40 submissions, the winners of ENR New York’s Top 20 under 40 competition are a diverse and dynamic group of individuals working in design and construction across the region. The competition accepted entries Frank Townsend through an online system for those based in New York or New Jersey who were under age 40 as of January 1, 2016. Submission forms asked nominees to provide information about their industry experience and education as well as career and industry leadership. Candidates were also asked to explain why they chose particular organizations for community service involvement. Frank Townsend’s construction career began with 9 years of active duty in the U.S. Army, with his service, including power distribution systems management for the Corps of Engineers during three hurricanes. Townsend went on to lead Hurricane Katrina damage repair at Conti Federal Services. Later, he joined Tutor Perini and became East Coast area manager for its Superior Gunite unit 3 years ago, where he has been involved with New York City projects such as East Side Access, the World Trade Center, and Hudson Yards. It’s Baseball Season! ASA’s new logo adds a sharp look to this new baseball cap available for purchase! Order yours online today from our Bookstore: www.shotcrete. org/bookstorenet. AREMA 2016 Annual Conference & Exposition August 28-31, 2016 | Hilton Orlando in Orlando, FL The AREMA 2016 Annual Conference & Exposition will take place August 28-31, 2016, at the Hilton Orlando in Orlando, FL. The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) was formed on October 1, 1997, as the result of a merger of three engineering support associations—namely the American Railway Bridge and Building Association, the American Railway Engineering Association, and the Roadmaster’s and Maintenance of Way Association, along with functions of the Communications and Signals Division of the Association of American Railroads. Their mission is: The development and advancement of both technical and practical knowledge and recommended practices pertaining to the design, construction, and maintenance of railway infrastructure. ASA will be exhibiting at this event. Come visit us in Booth #1002. SPACE Shotcrete Annual Short Course September 7-8, 2016 | Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO ASA is again a cosponsor for this annual 3-day course on effective and sustainable uses of shotcrete. This course is intended for owners, engineers, contractors, consultants, and equipment suppliers involved in the design and implementation of aboveground structures, support of excavation, tunneling, mining, shaft construction, and heavy civil and architectural projects. Tunneling Short Course September 12-15, 2016 | University of Colorado at Boulder, CO ASA is also a cosponsor for this Short Course. Breakthroughs in Tunneling covers all aspects of conventional and mechanized tunnel design and construction in hard rock, soft ground, and soils. This 3.5-day intensive Short Course brings experts together to present lectures on every aspect of mechanized and conventional tunneling. Erratum Corrections to Table 2: Average Flexural Strength for Tekcrete Fast in MPa (psi) from the Fall 2015 issue of Shotcrete magazine “Technical Tip” are reflected here. Specimen type Flexural strength, MPa (psi) Bars 3 hours 1 day 7 days 8.3 (1200) 9.6 (1400) 11.7 (1700) Interested in seeing your Association News in this column? Visit www.shotcrete.org/pages/products-services/shotcretemagazine authors.htm, contact ASA via e-mail at info@ shotcrete.org, or call (248) 848-3780 for more details. Shotcrete • Spring 2016 67


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