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goals: the completion of our Inspector Education Program, our Contractor Qualification Program, and our new Safety and Underground Presentations. We also changed numerous past and present goals into annual objectives, agreeing that what they were providing needed to become part of our continuous plan. A quick update based on the Farmington Hills meetings: we are very close to rolling out both the Inspector Education and Contractor Qualification Programs. The Inspector Education Program will be piloted twice over the summer to large US DOTs and is expected to be available on a continent-wide scale by this fall. The Contractor Qualification Program has passed ballot, some finishing touches are being worked on, and it also is expected to be available at a site yet to be determined this fall. The Safety Presentation will be unveiled at our summer Board meeting and the Underground Presentation is complete. Thank you to the many members who have participated in the completion of these enormous objectives! Each of them took numerous hours, often, unfortunately, by a select few, but will undoubtedly help to raise the credibility of not only our Association but our industry as well. The one new goal that came out of Farmington Hills was based on a statement made back in Las Vegas, NV, at our Outstanding Shotcrete Project Awards Banquet. Next year, 2018, is going to be ASA’s 20th Anniversary as an association. A task group was formed to consider ideas to acknowledge the achievement. The result is a move away from our annual World of Concrete Awards banquet to a 3-day Shotcrete Convention to be held March 11-13, 2018, at the Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, CA. While the specifics will be discussed over the next few weeks, the preliminary program ideas being considered include an early arriver’s social program on Sunday consisting of a potential golf outing, to non-ASA events such as the Napa Valley Wine Train or Wine Cave Tour. We would also host our new Contractor Qualification Program that day. Monday would include our Spring Committee and Board meetings and would be followed by a dinner. Tuesday’s program would offer state-of-the-art shotcrete technology seminars followed that evening by our Outstanding Shotcrete Project Awards Banquet at the famous Inglenook Winery & Wine Caves, founded in 1879. This is a bold new step for ASA. We will celebrate not only the success of our Association to date but also the numerous accomplishments we’ve realized as an industry over the past 20 years. Mark your calendars for March 11-13, 2018, and watch ASA correspondence for further details of the convention to be available in the coming weeks. www.shotcrete.org Summer 2017 | Shotcrete 5


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