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will take place in downtown Detroit, MI, this afforded the opportunity to invite our members and guests to visit the headquarters in nearby Farmington Hills, MI. The following committees have scheduled working meetings: the ASA Executive Committee, Education Committee, Pool & Recreational Shotcrete Committee, Safety Committee, Marketing Committee, Membership Committee, Underground Committee, Contractor Qualification Committee, and the ASA Board of Direction. These meetings offer participants the opportunity to network with colleagues, provide input on shotcrete materials and publications, and take part in carrying out ASA’s overall mission. Please see our Calendar on p. 80 for a schedule of meetings. ASA meetings are open and free to anyone with an interest in the shotcrete process, but this spring’s meetings will require an RSVP to gain entry into the building and attendance at the meetings. If you are active in the shotcrete industry, you are welcome and encouraged to attend. Scheduled times for all meetings are also posted at www. shotcrete.org/pages/news-events/calendar.htm. ACI ANNOUNCES MARC JOLIN AS RECIPIENT OF CERTIFICATION AWARD The ACI Certification Award was established in 2004 to recognize individuals and organizations who have made notable contributions to the advancement of ACI Certification. Notable contributions may be but are not limited to: involvement in the general areas of developing, maintaining, delivering, promoting, specifying, or enforcing requirements for ACI Certification Marc Jolin programs. Nominees need not be ACI members. ACI announced the recipients of the ACI Certification Award and the ACI Construction Award at a press conference during World of Concrete, Las Vegas, NV, January 18, 2017. Marc Jolin, FACI, is a Professor at Laval University Quebec City, QC, Canada. He received the ACI Certification Award for outstanding leadership and service on ACI Certification committees, and tireless service in developing, promoting, supporting, and delivering ACI Certification programs worldwide. Jolin has been an ACI member since 1998. Jolin is a very active member of ASA and we congratulate him on this honor bestowed by ACI. He is one of our shotcrete nozzleman certification examiners, and regularly participates in our ASA committee activities. CERTIFICATION IN AUSTRALIA April 27-29, 2017 | Queensland, Australia The Concrete Pumping Association of Australia (CPAA), in partnership with ASA, will again bring Wet-Mix Shotcrete Nozzleman certification to Australia. This time, located on the Gold Coast, a full day of ASA’s Shotcrete Nozzleman education along with both the written and performance exams will be available. The certification workbook ACI CP60 and a complimentary 1-year nozzleman membership with ASA are included. Take advantage of this opportunity to become ACI shotcrete certified! You can find more information on CPAA’s website at www.cpassoc.com.au. www.shotcrete.org Winter 2017 | Shotcrete 79


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