Water’s Edge

The Water’s Edge pool project was a contracted water feature that drew its contemporary design from the architecture of the new house addition. The house is a modern version of the old coastal mansions once built and adorned by the Rockefellers, Morgans, and Vanderbilts. The house, with its surrounding architecture and landscape architecture, incorporates a contemporary, strict linear version of the old-world construction.

COST of Wisconsin/Gilder Center

It’s rare that a building’s design can become so immediately iconic – an attraction unto itself. Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia in Barcelona comes to mind. It is a visual feast – a sculpture that takes the shape of a building. Many architecture critics are already claiming the same for the newly opened Gilder Center at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City.

Shaw Residence

How does one provide a backyard transformation that includes a water-in-transit pool, complete with all the outdoor living amenities one could ask for when facing a 75° waterfront sand cliff located on an ever-shifting chain of barrier islands susceptible to a multitude of severe weather patterns?

THUNDERBIRD FALLS

Building a swimming pool on the edge of a cliff can be an exciting and challenging project, especially when using shotcrete as the main building material. Shotcrete is chosen for its strength, durability, and ability to create complex shapes, which is essential for a pool in such a unique location.

SOUTH EAST ASIA JUNGLE TRACK AUCKLAND ZOO

Aqua-Environs Construction was subcontracted to provide shotcrete installations as a part of our broader scope of work: construction services to create a naturalistically themed terrestrial and aquatic habitats for Auckland Zoo’s new South East Asia Jungle Track (SEAJT), the Zoo’s most ambitious project in its 99-year history. Our company utilized shotcrete to help create natural, realistic animal habitat areas as well as public spaces to achieve engaging natural environments for animals and fish in the zoo’s care and for the zoo’s visitors.

Watershape University: Filling a Void

Swimming pools are so commonplace; it’s easy to take them for granted. When we step back and consider, in specific terms, what the industry is about and what it does, however, we find a profound and even surprising need for education as well as licensing and certification.

Why We Need a Design Code for Concrete Pools

The swimming pool design and construction indus- try is not highly regulated, and in some cases, it is simply not regulated. Some states and municipalities require licensed professional engineers to design all pools. Some jurisdictions require only commercial pools to have a set of plans and specifications that are produced and sealed by a licensed design engineer. Unfortunately, they have no requirements for a licensed engineer to design a residential pool.

Cementing a Legacy: A Concrete Understanding of Municipal Skatepark Development

Skateparks have soared in popularity as public facili- ties. Globally, cities are embracing the once-deemed risky activity and shedding any previous notions of skateparks being mere passing trends. As many municipali- ties embark on constructing their first—and possibly only— skatepark, city staff members find themselves in a position where they must rapidly acquire knowledge about what constitutes a skatepark and how to successfully develop one.

ASA Outstanding Shotcrete Awards Program

The ASA Outstanding Shotcrete Project Awards Program exists to recognize excellence and innovation on projects in which the application of shotcrete has played a significant role.

ASA’s Annual Outstanding Shotcrete Project Awards Program provides an exciting real-world demonstration of the exceptional advantages of placing concrete via the shotcrete process. Many sustainability advantages are also inherent in the shotcrete process and play a significant role in winning projects as well as the project owner’s ultimate decision to use shotcrete as the method of concrete placement. Projects must be completed between January 1, 2022, through September 1, 2024, and can be submitted in the following areas: Architecture │ New Construction, Infrastructure, International Projects, Pool & Recreational, Rehabilitation & Repair, and Underground.

To assist in your submission, we have provided submission resources to inform you of the submission guidelines, a list of questions, and a copy of the owner release form. Please email any questions to [email protected].

Award Archive

2023 – Nineteenth Annual Outstanding Shotcrete Project Awardees

Outstanding Architecture | New Construction Project

American Museum of Natural History, Gilder Center | New York, NY

Project Name:
American Museum of Natural History, Gilder Center

Location:
New York, NY

Shotcrete Contractor:
COST of Wisconsin Inc.

Architect/Engineer:
Studio Gang

Material Supplier/Manufacturer:
Tec-Crete Transit-Mix Corp

Equipment Manufacturer:
REED Shotcrete Equipment

General Contractor:
AECOM Tishman

Project Owner:
American Museum of Natural History

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Outstanding Infrastructure Project

Ross Street Underpass | Salmon Arm, BC, Canada

Project Name:
Ross Street Underpass

Location:
Salmon Arm, BC, Canada

Shotcrete Contractor:
Ocean Rock Art Ltd and LRutt Contracting Ltd.

Architect/Engineer:
Binnie Civil Engineering Consultants

Material Supplier/Manufacturer:
Salmon Arm Ready Mix

Equipment Manufacturer:
REED Shotcrete Equipment

General Contractor:
Kingston Construction

Project Owner:
City of Salmon Arm, BC

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Outstanding International Project

Shotcrete as Roadside Slope Protection in Brazil | SP 333 Highway, São Paulo, Brazil

Project Name:
Shotcrete as Roadside Slope Protection in Brazil

Location:
SP 333 Highway, São Paulo, Brazil

Shotcrete Contractor:
Unicom Construções e Tecnologias and Construtivas LTDA

Architect/Engineer:
APG Assessoria Projetos Geotecnia

Material Supplier/Manufacturer:
MCC Muriam Concreto LTDA

Equipment Manufacturer:
Schwing Stetter / Tunelmak

General Contractor:
Entrevias Concessionária de Rodovias S.A

Project Owner:
Entrevias Concessionária de Rodovias S.A.

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Outstanding Pool & Recreational Project

Shaw Residence | Duck, NC

Project Name:
Shaw Residence

Location:
Duck, NC

Shotcrete Contractor:
Artisan Pools NC

Architect/Engineer:
Waterforge and Kitty Hawk Engineering

Material Supplier/Manufacturer:
CnL Concrete

Equipment Manufacturer:
REED Shotcrete Equipment

General Contractor:
Artisan Pools NC

Project Owner:
Greg and Vicky Shaw

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Outstanding Repair & Rehabilitation Project

O’Hare Plaza West Drive and Executive Garage Restoration | Chicago, IL

Project Name:
O’Hare Plaza West Drive and Executive Garage Restoration

Location:
Chicago, IL

Shotcrete Contractor:
Bulley & Andrews Concrete Restoration

Architect/Engineer:
WGI

Material Supplier/Manufacturer:
Sika STM/Glenrock;

Equipment Manufacturer:
REED Shotcrete Equipment

General Contractor:
Bulley & Andrews Concrete Restoration

Project Owner:
JLL

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Outstanding Underground Project

Rondout Bypass Tunnel | New York, NY

Project Name:
Rondout Bypass Tunnel

Location:
New York, NY

Shotcrete Contractor:
Patriot Shotcrete

Architect/Engineer:
DELVE Underground

Material Supplier/Manufacturer:
Bonded Concrete

Equipment Manufacturer:
Western Shotcrete Equipment

General Contractor:
Kiewit Shea Constructors, AJV

Project Owner:
New York Department of Environmental Protection

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Honorable Mention Project

The Neville Island Bridge | Coraopolis, PA

Project Name:
The Neville Island Bridge

Location:
Coraopolis, PA

Shotcrete Contractor:
Sofis Company Inc.

Architect/Engineer:
SAI Consulting Engineers

Material Supplier/Manufacturer:
The Quikrete Companies

Equipment Manufacturer:
Gunite Supply & Equipment Co.

General Contractor:
Trumbull Corporation

Project Owner:
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

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Honorable Mention Project

Moyie Dam Repair | Bonner’s Ferry, ID

Project Name:
Moyie Dam Repair

Location:
Bonner’s Ferry, ID

Shotcrete Contractor:
S & L Underground

Architect/Engineer:
JUB Engineering

Material Supplier/Manufacturer:
Oldcastle Precast and REED Concrete Pumps

Equipment Manufacturer:
REED Shotcrete Equipment

General Contractor:
S & L Underground

Project Owner:
City of Bonner’s Ferry, ID

Shotcrete Consultant/Quality Inspections:
Leo Waddell, Shotcrete Consulting

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Honorable Mention Project

Water’s Edge | Greenwich, CT

Project Name:
Water’s Edge

Location:
Greenwich, CT

Shotcrete Contractor:
Drakeley Pool Company

Architect/Engineer:
James Doyle Design Associates

Material Supplier/Manufacturer:
O&G Industries

Equipment Manufacturer:
Schwing America

General Contractor:
Drakeley Pool Company

Project Owner:
Nordic Custom Builders

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