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Committee Chair Memo ASA Publications Committee It has been quite remarkable to have witnessed firsthand the growth and acceptance of shotcrete over the last decade. The American Shotcrete Association and Shotcrete magazine have provided the vehicles to inform and educate engineers, contractors, architects, and owners about the advantages and cost savings of shotcrete. Along with By Ted Sofis acceptance comes credibility, and it has been a cooperative effort to get to this point. The many hours of committee work we have put in together over the years have developed the programs that we now have in place to advance the industry. Innovative construction techniques, technical papers, and shotcrete project profiles routinely grace the pages of Shotcrete magazine. After publication in the magazine, these are all available electronically on our website in a searchable archive (www.shotcrete.org/pages/archive-search/archive-search. asp) or as back issues of the magazines (www.shotcrete.org/ pages/products-services/shotcrete-magazine-archive.htm). You will see a new look for the magazine premiering in the 2017 Winter issue. As part of our rebranding efforts, first introduced with the launch of our new logo and graphics standards last year, Shotcrete magazine has been freshened to match that image. We’ve also included some updates such as changing our Nozzleman Knowledge column to Contractor’s Corner to reflect a broader appeal to the work of the entire shotcrete team. Our upcoming themes for Shotcrete magazine in 2017 are: Tunnels/Mining for Spring, Cathodic Protection for Summer, and Pools for Fall. Our Winter issue annually highlights the Outstanding Shotcrete Project Awards and the Fall issue includes the Buyers Guide, which is also the most recent issue we bring regularly to World of Concrete. We take great care to select themes that are relevant for our readers and for our members. We welcome your suggestions for articles or topics, e-mailed to info@shotcrete.org. ASA has more committees, greater participation, and an ever growing membership. Shotcrete magazine has a circulation of 12,000+, primarily in North America, and is also read online by another 5000+ all over the world. Our readers include contractors, suppliers, manufacturers, educators, and students as well as architects, engineers, and specifiers! Our monthly e-newsletter, “What’s in the Mix,” highlights association news as well as current relevant articles in the concrete industry and links to the electronic version of the magazine. The magazine has a section for New Products and Processes as well as Industry News. Corporate members may submit information, announcements, or news items at any time to info@shotcrete.org for consideration. We highly encourage our Corporate Members to take advantage of this complimentary opportunity! Different Corporate Members are also profiled in each issue, an additional benefit for our Corporate Members. Many have found that direct advertising in Shotcrete magazine is a wise investment to this targeted industry. We bring the magazine to other tradeshow venues and they are frequently referenced and distributed at speaking engagements and in response to inquiries to the office. Advertising in the magazine also gains exposure with your logo (hyperlinked to your website) from both the ASA website and e-newsletter “What’s in the Mix.” The Publications Committee presents the Carl Akeley Award at the annual ASA Awards Banquet to acknowledge 6 Shotcrete • Fall 2016


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