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Association News 2017 Shotcrete Magazine Media Kit With our continued efforts in rebranding, ASA’s Shotcrete magazine will see a facelift starting with our 2017 series! Media kits will be available in September. Like us on Facebook (www. facebook.com/AmericanShotcreteAssociation) and sign up for our complimentary eNewsletter, What’s In the Mix (www. shotcrete.org/pages/news-events/e-news-subscribe.htm), to hear when it is available! ASA Fall 2016 Committee Meetings October 22, 2016 | Philadelphia Marriott Downtown | Philadelphia, PA Make plans to attend the ASA fall meetings in Philadelphia, PA. ASA will be introducing a dual meeting track for the morning this year. Please refer to the following schedule: Time Room 414-415 Room 406 7:30 am–8:30 am Education Underground 8:30 am–9:30 am Membership Pool & Rec 9:30 am–10 am Break 10:00 am–11:00 am Marketing Safety 11:00 am–12:00 pm Publications CQC 12:00 pm–1:00 pm Lunch 1:00 pm–3:30 pm Board — No registration required. All are welcome. Please come and contribute to the many initiatives ASA is advancing for the shotcrete industry! Revision of ACI 506R, “Guide to Shotcrete” The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announced the availability of an invaluable new publication for concrete industry professionals— ACI 506R-16, “Guide to Shotcrete.” The new guide provides information on materials and properties of both dry- and wet-mix shotcrete. Most facets of the shotcrete process are covered, including application procedures, equipment requirements, and responsibilities of the shotcrete crew. Other aspects, such as preconstruction trials, craftsman qualification tests, materials tests, finished shotcrete acceptance tests, and equipment, are also discussed. “The guide is an excellent primer with numerous pictures and figures covering the entire shotcrete process for engineers, architects, contractors, inspectors, testing firms, material and equipment suppliers, educators, and students,” stated Charles Hanskat, Executive Director of the American Shotcrete Association (ASA) and voting member of ACI Committee 506, Shotcreting. “A wide variety of applications and details of the shotcrete placement process are covered, including history, equipment selection, material requirements, formwork, crew composition and qualification, proper placement techniques, types of finishes, QA/QC testing, and sustainability.” According to Michael Tholen, Managing Director of Engineering and Professional Development, the new guide, together with ACI 506.2-13, “Specification for Shotcrete,” provides the most up-to-date information available today, enabling the shotcrete specialist to complete projects in an efficient and safe manner. “ACI Committee 506, Shotcreting, worked very hard to incorporate all the latest innovative practices into this document,” stated Tholen. “ACI’s role as a recognized leader in concrete knowledge dissemination is highlighted with this new guide.” Also of note, because the new ACI 506R-16 Guide is intended to serve as a commentary for the current 506.2-13, “Specification for Shotcrete,” ACI and ASA have provided a special, reduced price when purchasing both the documents together. Learn more and purchase from ACI: www.concrete.org or (248) 848-3700 or from ASA: www.shotcrete.org or (248) 848-3780. SPACE Shotcrete Annual Short Course September 7-9, 2016 | Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO ASA is again a co-sponsor 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. The optional third day, Hands- On Lab & Demo, is a recent addition to this event. SDC Technology Forum #40— Fall 2016 ASA is an active member of the ACI Foundation’s Strategic Development Council (SDC). The SDC Technology Forum #40 will take place September 8-9, 2016, in Salt Lake City, UT. This technical conference brings the concrete industry, government, and academia together to collaborate on industry-critical issues and accelerate new technology acceptance. The forum provides a platform for examining and incrementally addressing challenges facing the concrete industry. Forum #40 will explore recent advances in concrete wind turbine tower technology, sustainability technologies, repair 66 Shotcrete • Summer 2016


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