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Executive Director Update ments, certification activity, the inspector program, and committee activities in view of our Strategic Plan. The Board also took a major action for student outreach by establishing an annual scholarship for a graduate student involved with shotcrete at Laval University. We also established a 3-year outreach program to civil engineering and construction management students by presenting a shotcrete seminar at their schools. Our election of new officers and Board members has been distributed to all voting members and closes December 31, 2016. We are looking forward to our Board and General Membership meeting in mid- January in Las Vegas, NV, in conjunction with World of Concrete. Details on ASA’s activities can be found on our “ASA at WOC” page online and a snapshot can be found in the Association News of this issue on page 50. A new twist on the ASA Spring 2017 Committee Meetings will see the ACI headquarters in Farmington Hills, MI, host these meetings. The ACI Concrete Convention and Exposition – Spring 2017 will be held in downtown Detroit, and Farmington Hills is a suburb of Detroit. The close proximity allowed for a unique opportunity to let everyone see our Association headquarters while holding down costs for this meeting. ASA looks forward to this chance to welcome our membership to the home office! Also in the Spring, a small group of ASA members will meet (before the ASA Spring Committee meetings) to review and update our Strategic Plan. We’ve accomplished many of our initial goals, so it seems an opportune time to refresh our roadmap as we complete year three since its development! As your Executive Director, I’ve had numerous meetings with other associations including ACI, ICRI, ASCC, and ASTM International to assure our interests in advancing quality shotcrete are properly presented. Also, we’ve had ASA representatives meet with the California Department of the State Architect to help them develop revised shotcrete tests for their inspectors. I also had the pleasure of presenting a shotcrete segment in the annual University of Minnesota Concrete Conference, where over 525 attendees heard about shotcrete. As always, if you have any questions about ASA or shotcrete, please feel free to contact me. “...I’ve had numerous meetings with other associations including ACI, ICRI, ASCC, and ASTM International to assure our interests in advancing quality shotcrete are properly presented.” Shotcrete • Fall 2016 9


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