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Executive Director Update Full Speed Ahead By Charles Hanskat, PE, FACI, FASCE, ASA Executive Director Our Association continues to increase our outreach to the concrete construction industry and ramp up our committee activities. Most of our committees met last October in Philadelphia, PA, and have moved steadily forward in achieving our strategic goals. With the increased level of activity, we also implemented the first dual, parallel committee meeting track so our committees could get a full hour to meet and conduct their business. Highlights of the meetings included: Our Contractor Qualification Committee had its first faceto face meeting since its creation at the Spring 2016 Board of Directors meeting. The group is developing a 1-day seminar for shotcrete contractors that will be a prerequisite for the formal contractor qualification program. The Pool and Recreational Shotcrete Committee reviewed and approved a new position statement on forming and forwarded it on to the Board for final ASA approval. The Education and Safety Committees are working on an education product for presenting topics on shotcrete safety to our member company crews. Format is still under discussion, but it may be a recorded webinar, or perhaps a DVD. The Underground Committee is nearing completion of a new Underground seminar that follows the content of the ACI 506 guide document on specifying underground shotcrete. The Committee anticipates this seminar will become available as ASA’s revised AIA/CES presentation “Shotcrete for Underground Construction” later in 2017. Our Marketing Committee reviewed the recent AREMA trade show where ASA exhibited, as well as considered future potential exhibit opportunities in 2017. The committee also reviewed the new shotcrete brochures that were redesigned to use our new branding. The new brochures include five separate brochures geared toward our primary market segments: • Repair and Rehabilitation; • Architectural; • New Structures; • Ground Support; and • Pools, Water Features, and Skateparks. A task group of the Marketing Committee charged to update our 1-hour on-site seminar also met and finalized the updated Introduction to Shotcrete presentation. The Membership Committee reviewed the recent AREMA trade show activity and made assignments to follow up on potential new members. They also assessed the list of members suspended over the last 2 years and assigned committee members to follow-up and attempt to have these members rejoin. The Board of Directors met and reviewed financial state- 8 Shotcrete • Fall 2016


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