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2018 Carl E. Akeley Award | 2019 Winter


The 13th annual Carl E. Akeley Award was presented to Kyong-Ku Yun for his article, ?Cellular Sprayed Concrete,? published in Shotcrete magazine, Summer 2018.

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2018 ASA President?s Award | 2019 Winter


The ASA President?s Award was established in 2005 to recognize a person or organization that has made exceptional contributions to the shotcrete industry.

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Understanding What Can Cause Problems with Concrete and Shotcrete?Part 1 | 2019 Winter Bracamontes

By: Raul Bracamontes

This is Part One of a two-part series on potential causes of problems in concrete and shotcrete.

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Brattleboro Bridge Project | 2019 Winter Durham

By: Nick Durham and Frank E. Townsend III

In August 2016, Superior Gunite was awarded a subcontract from PCL Civil Constructors to shoot and carve eight web fins on the piers of the I-91 Brattleboro Bridge, in Brattleboro, VT.

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Oroville Dam Emergency Recovery | 2019 Winter Haggerty

By: Mick Haggerty

Oroville Dam, built in 1957, is an earth-filled embankment dam located on the Feather River, east of the city of Oroville, CA, in the Sierra Nevada foothills east of the Sacramento Valley.

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Pampoen Nek Cutting | 2019 Winter Strever

By: Dustin Strever

Situated in a pristine part of the country near the Hartbeespoort Dam in the Gauteng province of sunny South Africa, the Pampoen Nek Cutting bisects the landscape

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Torrent Shotcrete | 2019 Winter Torrent

By: Torrent Shotcrete

With offices in Vancouver and Toronto, Torrent Shotcrete serves the Canadian marketplace providing quality structural shotcrete.

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MAPEI Underground Technology Team | 2019 Winter MAPEI


MAPEI?s Underground Technology Team (UTT) provides the construction market with a range of products dedicated to underground construction work.

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Academy Museum of Motion Pictures | 2019 Winter Klein

By: Lawrence Klein

The uniqueness of the David Geffen Theater and the May Company building, the Saban Building, dates back to 1939.

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Making Concrete Waves at Frisco?s Northeast Community Skatepark | 2019 Winter Curtis

By: Jamie Curtis and Yann Curtis

The Northeast Community Skatepark in Frisco, TX, is a destination-scale, all-wheeled sports facility catering to skateboards, bikes, inline skates, and scooters.

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Queens Midtown Tunnel Rehabilitation | 2019 Winter Cruz

By: Ashley Cruz

The Queens Midtown Tunnel (QMT) is a twin-tube, tolled, four-lane highway that serves over 90,000 vehicles each day.

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Tiber Creek Sewer Rehabilitation | 2019 Winter Becker and Emmrich

By: John Becker and Randle Emmrich

As part of the DC Clean Rivers Project ? Division 1 Main Pumping Station Diversions, the Tiber Creek trunk sewer was designated to receive a new structural liner in a 122 ft (37 m) section near the intersection of New Jersey Ave. and Tingey St. in southeast Washington, DC.

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Flood Control Channels Made with Shotcrete | Summer 2019 Bracamontes

Flooding is a temporary overflow of water onto land that is normally dry. Floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States.

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Properly Securing Hoses to Manlifts and Scaffold | Summer 2019 Schallom

By: Ray Schallom III

Decades ago, a seasoned carpenter showed me how to tie 2x4s and reinforcing bar together so I could lower it down a shaft without losing the load.

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The Use of Shotcrete as a Repair Process for Marine Structures | Summer 2019 Ireland

By: Liam Ireland

Concrete marine structures include dams, canals, docks, piers, and seawalls that are regularly exposed to either fresh or salt water.

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Western Shotcrete Equipment | Summer 2019 Western Shotcrete Equipment

By: Western Shotcrete Equipment

Western Shotcrete Equipment has been a leader in shotcrete pumping technology for over 30 years.

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Superior Gunite | Summer 2019 Superior Gunite

By: Superior Gunite

Superior Gunite has been in business since 1930 and is an industry leader in structural shotcrete placement.

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The Importance of ASA?s Outstanding Shotcrete Project Awards Program | Summer 2019 Drakeley

By: Bill Drakeley and Kerri Allmer

If you?re anything like me, you have probably asked yourself, ?Why bother with award programs??

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Structural Modifications to Hydroelectric Turbine Draft Tube Ceiling | Summer 2019 Radomski

By: Shaun M. Radomski, Dudley R. (Rusty) Morgan, Lihe (John) Zhang, and David Graham

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is engaged in structural modifications to the reinforced concrete draft tube exits from the turbines in the Ice Harbor Lock and Dam located on the Snake River near Burbank, WA.

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When Cement Turns Against You | Summer 2019 Myers

By: Jason Myers

Cement is at the center of our industry. A common safety issue and hazard with it is cement burns.

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