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Shotcrete magazine, the quarterly publication of ASA, is the leading magazine of the shotcrete industry, and is designed to educate and promote the flexibility and efficiency of shotcrete placement for quality, durable concrete construction.To view the full issue and to subscribe for free, click here .

Submit an Article to Shotcrete Magazine
Interesting and informative papers for the shotcrete industry are always welcome! Topics for consideration should be submitted to lacey.stachel@shotcrete.org.
Toward Another Year of Progress
ASA President Cathy Burkert discusses the importance of volunteers to ASA. These dedicated volunteers are vital to accomplishing ASA’s work of providing knowledge resources, qualification, certification, education, and leadership to increase acceptance, quality, and safe practices of the shotcrete process. In addition, President Burkert talks about the significance that ASA has on the industry by keeping members up to date, informed, and providing the opportunity to have one of the most powerful collective voices in the shotcrete community. To ready the full President’s Message, click here.
ASA Outstanding Shotcrete Project Awards – “Tips for Winning” Webinar
Join ASA this August 8, 2019, to learn more about the Outstanding Shotcrete Projects Awards Program and hear tips for submitting an entry that will catch the eyes of the judges. Winning projects exemplify why shotcrete is a creative and quality method for concrete construction. For more information and webinar login information, click here.
ASA Sustaining Corporate Membership Anniversary
This month ASA celebrates the 1-year anniversary since the Sustaining Corporate Membership was launched. ASA Sustaining Corporate Members show true dedication to ASA’s vision to see “structures built or repaired with the shotcrete process accepted as equal or superior to cast concrete.” These industry leaders are recognized for their exemplary level of support for the Association in a variety of ways. Thank you, Sustaining Corporate Members, for your investment in the industry! For more information and reasons why you should consider becoming an ASA Sustaining Corporate Member, click here .
Shotcrete Nozzleman Education
at the International
Pool Spa Patio Expo
The Shotcrete Nozzleman Education session, a prerequisite for those pursuing ACI Shotcrete Nozzleman Certification, will be held at the International Pool Spa Patio Expo in New Orleans, LA, November 6, 2019. This session is a great resource for all seeking a better understanding of the shotcrete process, from concrete chemistry to safety tips, and is also appropriate for pool contractors, project managers, and supervisors using shotcrete on their pool projects but not necessarily pursuing certification. For more information and registration, click here.
ASA at Chicago Build 2019
ASA is pleased to be an event partner of Chicago Build 2019. Hosted at the McCormick Place, Chicago, IL, this event will be held September 19-20, 2019. ASA will be hosting a seminar, September 19, 2019, “Architectural Shotcrete – Creative, Sustainable and Durable Concrete Structures Using Shotcrete,” presented by Charles Hanskat, ASA Executive Director. This seminar will give the owner, architect, engineer, project specifier, field inspector, and general contractors an overview on how shotcrete can allow flexibility and creativity in a variety of architectural and structural concrete applications.
Chicago Build is free to attend and features 200+ exhibitors showcasing the latest products and innovations, 150+ speakers, AIA CES training workshops, networking opportunities, Women in Construction and M/WBE networking events, and entertainment. For more information and free registration, click here.
Breakthroughs in Tunneling Short Course
ASA is proud to be a supporting organization of the 12th Annual Breakthroughs in Tunneling Short Course. Presented by leading practitioners from around the globe, the Breakthroughs in Tunneling Short Course focuses on real-world solutions for real-world problems. Tunneling topics will include cutting-edge case studies, developing technologies, and trends from around the globe. Ground improvement and construction grouting has become an important part of tunnel and shaft construction. This year’s course will also include presentations by speakers on various ground improvement techniques, including jet, compaction, permeation, consolidation and contact grouting, as well as ground dewatering and freezing for tunnel, shaft, and cross-passage construction. In addition, attendees will learn about probing and pre-excavation grouting during tunnel excavation. For more information, click here.
Upcoming ASA Education Opportunities
ASA Shotcrete Contractor Education
September 28, 2019 | ASA Headquarters, Farmington Hills, MI

The Shotcrete Contractor Education program covers best practices by the contractor for quality shotcrete construction. The Shotcrete Contractor Education will be presented by Charles Hanskat, P.E., FACI, FASCE. He is the Executive Director and Technical Director for the ASA and has been involved in the design, construction, evaluation and repair of environmental concrete, marine, building and shotcrete structures for 40 years. Topics of this seminar will include materials, equipment, personnel, application, QC/QA, curing, protection, and project management. A required first step in the ASA Contractor Qualification Program, this seminar will provide an opportunity to take the required written exam. This is a valuable course for contractors to learn more about the details and requirements for quality shotcrete placement, regardless of their intent to pursue qualification. For more information and registration, click here .
ASA Shotcrete Inspector
Education
October 23, 2019 | ACI Convention,
Cincinnati, OH,

The Shotcrete Inspector program covers critical elements of shotcrete applications that on-site inspectors must know to evaluate and sign-off on acceptance documents for shotcrete. The Shotcrete Inspector Education will be co-presented by Hanskat and Oscar Duckworth. An ASA member with over 25,000 hours of nozzle time, Duckworth is an ASA/ACI Examiner for the wet- and dry-mix processes. He serves on the ASA Board of Directors and as Chair of ASA’s Education Committee. Topics in this seminar includes material selections, equipment, placement techniques, finishing, curing, protection, testing, and safety as it relates to the building official or inspector. This seminar is the recommended educational component to ACI’s new Shotcrete Inspector Certification Program that is expected to be launched in 2019. The seminar will count as a portion of the work experience required for the ACI certification and review the reference materials required for the ACI certification examination. For more information and registration, click here .

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About ASA
The American Shotcrete Association (ASA), headquartered in Farmington Hills, MI, is a non-profit organization of contractors, suppliers, manufacturers, designers, engineers, owners, and others with a common interest in advancing the use of shotcrete. Founded in 1998, ASA increases awareness of the shotcrete process in concrete construction.