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2017WinterShotcreteEMag

| ASA PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE 2016-2017 in Review As my ASA presidential term comes to a close, I feel it is fitting to note the accomplishments of the entire ASA team over the past year. Our staff and volunteers amplified their efforts to meet our goal of promoting and advancing ASA, and ultimately improving the shotcrete industry as a whole. Over the past year, By Bill Drakeley our team has worked diligently and their efforts were extremely productive. The following accomplishments have helped advance our position in the marketplace: • Increased ASA membership; • Introduced dual-track format for committee meetings; • Increased committee membership and, more importantly, activity; • Added three new shotcrete nozzleman examiners; • Launched Spanish wet-mix certification sessions; • Hosted both wet-mix and dry-mix certification sessions in conjunction with World of Concrete (WOC) 2017; • Nozzleman certification is now increasingly a requirement found in job specifications; • Implemented ACI’s new Nozzleman-In-Training (NIT) Program; • Reached and informed 785 engineers, architects, DOT officials, and owners on shotcrete applications and specification issues via our on-site presentations; 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 4 Shotcrete | Winter 2017 www.shotcrete.org


2017WinterShotcreteEMag
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