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accept shotcrete for an underground application. The official course description and learning objectives of the seminar titled “Shotcrete for Underground Applications – An Introduction to ACI 506.5R-09 Guide for Specifying Underground Shotcrete” reads as follows: COURSE DESCRIPTION The course will provide engineers, architects, and specifiers with an introduction and basic understanding of the shotcrete process for placing concrete in a wide variety of underground applications. Using ACI 506.5R-09, “Guide for Specifying Underground Shotcrete” as a guidance document, the course touches the process itself, typical underground applications, materials, anchorage and reinforcement, mixture proportioning, performance requirements, QA/QC, submittals, preconstruction trials and testing, construction acceptance, inspection, batching/mixing and supply, placing equipment, preparation, curing and protection, repair and rehabilitation, safety, and measurement and payment. LEARNING OBJECTIVES The objective of the course is to provide an introduction and basic knowledge on how to specify, inspect, and accept shotcrete for underground applications. At the end of the course, participants will be able to: 1. Understand the basic process for both wet- and dry-mix shotcrete in underground applications; 2. Understand the typical uses and advantages of the shotcrete process; 3. Understand the critical issues to be addressed in a shotcrete project specification; and 4. Understand how to inspect and accept shotcrete in the field. The Underground Committee is ready to reach out and present. If you are new to shotcrete and tasked with the use of shotcrete in an underground application, please do not hesitate to contact ASA (info@shotcrete.org or 248-848-3780) to arrange for a presentation to your team. The presentations are in person or via webinar, free of charge, and participants will receive Professional Development Hour (PDH) credits. If you are interested in joining the ASA Underground Committee, please contact us. We are always interested in bringing experienced underground practitioners into our committee to broaden our experience and breadth of interest in all things related to underground shotcrete work. ASA Underground Committee Axel Nitschke, Chair | WSP USA Frank E. Townsend, Secretary | Superior Gunite Joey Bell | Active Minerals International Patrick Bridger | King Shotcrete Solutions Gary Carlson | Gary Carlson Equipment Co. William T. Drakeley | Drakeley Industries William Geers | Bekaert-Maccaferri Underground Solutions Roberto J. Guardia | Shannon & Wilson Inc. Kristian Loevlie | Shotcrete Technologies Inc. Nicholas Mitchell | Fibercon International Inc. Dudley (Rusty) Morgan | AMEC Wesley Morrison | Mapei Corporation Raymond Schallom III | RCS Consulting & Construction Co., Inc. Marcus H. von der Hofen | Coastal Gunite Construction Co. Ezgi Yurdakul | GCP Applied Technologies Lihe (John) Zhang | LZhang Consulting & Testing Ltd. EQUIPMENT RENTALS/SALES/SERVICE/PARTS, ACCESSORIES, and CONSUMABLES Shotcrete • Grout Pumps • Mixer Pump Combo Units • Pipeline and Placing System We rent, sell, and repair shotcrete equipment and stock over a million dollars in inventory. Full-time service department. Est. 1950 WWW.AWAGNERCO.COM 800-446-1725 25 Lafayette Street, Paterson, NJ 07501 Industry Partners include: • Airplaco • Con-Forms • Graco • Progressive Solutions • Putzmeister/Allentown • Quik Spray www.shotcrete.org Summer 2017 | Shotcrete 7


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