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2016SummerShotcreteEMag

ASA President’s Message Lots to Do By Bill Drakeley As we enter the middle of the shotcrete season, our ASA committees are hard at work carrying out the action plans that support our organization’s newly invigorated Strategic Plan. Scott Rand has taken this plan and put a new emphasis on actionable levels, creating a veritable checklist that will be reported on at our next gathering in Philadelphia, PA. I raise these points not only as a report to the shotcrete industry but also as a subtle reminder to those involved that their continued involvement is crucial. As an example of our current efforts, here are some committee actions happening now: Contractors Qualification Committee—This committee is being chaired by Chris Zynda of JJ Albanese in California. With Chris’ leadership, ASA aims to establish an identifier in determining contractors’ credibility in the shotcrete world. The Contractors Qualification Committee is more than capable of guiding engineers and specifiers as they determine a contractor’s qualifications and appropriateness for shotcrete projects. With this committee’s efforts, we not only hope to gain ASA and industry approval of the committee mission but also improve the industry as a whole in the future. Membership Committee—The Membership Committee is being led by its new chair, Cathy Burkert. Previously, the membership drive had limited progress. As the lifeblood of ASA, membership growth and contribution is key to our continued success. Cathy has taken the figurative bull by Collaborate Add value Participate Be part of the process Be involved Contribute Share knowledge Network Grow professionally Team up Join Connect Make a difference, join an ASA Committee, help grow the industry! Interested? Contact us at info@shotcrete.org for details. Education Membership Publications Technical Marketing Pool & Recreational Safety Underground Contractor Qualifications 2 Shotcrete • Summer 2016


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