World of Concrete

Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC)
Las Vegas, NV
Exhibits: February 2-8, 2019
Seminars: February 1-8, 2019
Visit ASA's Booth #S11038

World of Concrete is the industry’s largest annual international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries showcasing leading industry suppliers featuring innovative products, construction machinery, construction equipment, safety training courses, new technologies and unlimited networking opportunities to give you new ways to sustain and grow your business.

ASA, a Co-Sponsor at this prodigious annual event, participates with a booth in the South Hall, #11038, along with several Education Seminars.

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February 3, 2020 — Monday
ASA 90-MINUTE SHOTCRETE SEMINAR
Shotcrete Technology for Diverse and Cost-Saving Projects

Speakers: Marcus von der Hofen and Frank Townsend
Location: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
WOC Registration code: MO115
More information: www.worldofconcrete.com

Marcus von der Hofen and Frank Townsend III
Marcus von der Hofen is the Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Coastal Gunite Construction Company. Marcus is very active in the shotcrete industry through participation in the American Shotcrete Association (ASA) and the American Concrete Institute (ACI).
Frank Townsend is the V.P. of Operations East for Superior Gunite. Frank is an active member of American Concrete Institute (ACI) Committee 506, Shotcreting, and the American Shotcrete Association (ASA).

90-minute seminar

February 4, 2020 — Tuesday
ASA SHOTCRETE NOZZLEMAN EDUCATION CLASS
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Speaker: Oscar Duckworth
Location: tbd
WOC Registration code: ASATU
More information: www.worldofconcrete.com

This 7-hour program is a requirement for all nozzlemen wishing to pursue certification as an ACI Shotcrete Nozzleman through ASA. However, it also provides a great overview of the shotcrete process for owners, contractors, and project managers. This registration includes the required CP60 workbook (available in English or Spanish) and a complimentary 1-year ASA Nozzleman membership. (Registering for this class would also require you to sign up for an Exhibit-Only Pass, available for $25 using ASA’s source code: A17. Class is listed under Association and Industry Training.) Please note: this class alone will not result in certification.

Oscar Duckworth
Oscar Duckworth is an ACI Certified Nozzleman and currently an ASA/ACI Examiner for the wet- and dry-mix processes. He serves on the ASA Board of Direction and as Chair of ASA's Education Committee.

ASA Committee Meeting

ACI WET-MIX CERTIFICATION
If you have 500 hours of shooting experience, you may pursue certification, while 25 hours of shooting experience will allow you to pursue a nozzleman-in-training designation. Both a written exam and performance exam(s) are required. ASA is pleased to work in conjunction with Hydro Arch (Henderson, NV) to provide an opportunity to complete your ACI Wet-Mix Certification OR shoot your performance panels for re-certification! Openings are filling up quickly and you may secure a spot by sending in your full payment and work experience forms directly to Hydro Arch as soon as possible, but no later than Thursday, January 17, 2020. Contact Hydro Arch directly at (702) 280-9332.

Those certifying for the first time would be required to also attend the ASA Education class (registration not yet available). This registration includes the required CP60 workbook (available in English or Spanish) and a complimentary 1-year ASA Nozzleman membership. (Registering for this class would also require you to sign up for an Exhibit-Only Pass, available for $25 using ASA’s source code: A17.) Registration will open in Fall 2019. Alternatively, questions can also be directed to ASA Staff.

Tentative Schedule:
  • ASA Education:
    Tuesday, February 4, 2020 (8:00 am – 4:00 pm)
    Las Vegas Convention Center | Las Vegas, NV
  • ACI Wet-Mix written exam:
    Wednesday, February 5, 2020 (2:00 pm – 4:30 pm)
    Las Vegas Convention Center | Las Vegas, NV
  • ACI Wet-Mix Performance exam:
    Thursday, February 6, 2020 (8:00 am start) | Hydro Arch | Henderson, NV
    Yard is approx. 30 min away from Convention Center | Pizza lunch will be provided
  • Wet-Mix Coring and Grading:
    Friday, February 7, 2020 (8:00 am start) | Hydro Arch | Henderson, NV
    (optional attendance; coring is included in your fees)
Certification

February 5, 2020 — Wednesday
ASA SHOTCRETE CONTRACTOR EDUCATION
Speakers: Charles Hanskat and Marcus von der Hofen
COURSE ONLY WITH REFERENCE MATERIAL (NO EXAM)—
8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Location: tbd
WOC Registration code: ASAWE | Fee: $550 | $625 after 12/11/19
More information: ASAWE at World of Concrete
COURSE, REFERENCE MATERIAL, AND EXAM—
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: tbd
WOC Registration code: ASAWEX | Fee: $650 | $725 after 12/11/19
More information: ASAWEX at World of Concrete

With the strong growth of shotcrete construction, the concrete construction industry needs shotcrete contractors who are knowledgeable about the shotcrete business. This seminar is intended for the existing shotcrete contractor pursuing ASA Shotcrete Contractor Qualification. However, concrete contractors interested in learning more of the details and requirements for quality shotcrete placement of structural concrete will also find the seminar highly beneficial. Although a concrete contractor may be thoroughly experienced in form-and-pour concrete construction, shotcrete has fundamentally different equipment, material selection, crew responsibilities, application techniques, testing, curing, and protection that need to be considered for producing high-quality and durable shotcrete. This course provides “best practices” for the shotcrete contractor looking to grow and increase productivity and quality in their shotcrete applications.

This seminar provides a thorough knowledge of shotcrete placement for concrete construction, including logistics (site and project), environmental requirements, safety, crew requirements, shotcreting equipment, concrete mixture design, QA/QC, surface preparation, formwork, reinforcements, embedments, placement, finishing, curing, and protection. The seminar presenter(s) have decades of experience in shotcrete construction and thus can provide insight into the multitude of details required for successful field shotcrete placement. The presentation is highly interactive with the attendees, and questions from the attendees are welcome at any time.

References ACI/ASTM documents provided with the seminar include:
• ACI 506.2-13, “Specification for Shotcrete”
• ACI 506R-16, “Guide to Shotcrete”

Please Note:
Those qualifying individuals pursuing ASA Shotcrete Contractor Qualification for their company who attend the 7-hour course will need to take a 90-minute written exam at the end of the seminar. You can find more about the ASA Shotcrete Contractor Qualification Program at www.shotcrete.org/pages/education-certification/cq-program.htm.

Marcus von der Hofen and Frank Townsend III
Charles Hanskat, PE, FACI, FASCE, ASA Executive and Technical Director, is also an ASA/ACI Examiner for the wet- and dry-mix processes. Charles also actively serves on a wide range of shotcrete-related committees including ACI and ASTM.
Marcus von der Hofen is the Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Coastal Gunite Construction Company. Marcus is very active in the shotcrete industry through participation in the American Shotcrete Association (ASA) and the American Concrete Institute (ACI).

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