Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC)
Las Vegas, NV
Exhibits: February 4-7, 2020
Seminars: February 3-7, 2020
Visit ASA’s Booth in the South Hall #S11038
Register now using ASA’s source code: A17 for $25 Online Exhibits-Only Admission* —
$80 at show with printed PDF Buyer Invite pass or $105 without.
*Online offer expires 1/17/2020. Must use discount at time of initial online registration using CODE A17. Valid for new registrations only. Subject to business type verification. Restrictions may apply.
Exhibits-Only Admission: $25 online only, plus the following discounted rates —

3-Hour Seminars: $150 before 12/11/2019; $190 after 12/11/2019 and on site
90-Minute Seminar: $105 before 12/11/2019; $145 after 12/11/2019 and on site
4-Hour Certification: $210 before 12/11/2019; $245 after 12/11/2019 and on site

Super Pass Packages:
SP1 and 2 rates: $480 before 12/11/2019; $625 after 12/11/2019 and on site
SP3 rates: $580 before 12/11/2019; $725 after 12/11/2019 and on site

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.

ASA’s annual Outstanding Shotcrete Project Awards Banquet will be held this week in Las Vegas at Vdara Hotel & Spa on Tuesday, February 4, 2020.



February 3, 2020 — Monday

ASA ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: LVCC South Hall S228 (second floor)All are invited to this open meeting. Hear updates on Association activities and new appointments to the Board. No registration required.


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

Speakers: Marcus von der Hofen and Frank Townsend
Time: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: LVCC North Hall N235
WOC Registration code: MO115
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This session will investigate the shotcrete industry by examining:

  • The cost savings shotcrete provides to General Contractors and how those savings are also of value to the Owner;
  • Challenges associated with shotcrete, including weather conditions and creating the proper mixture design formulation for a successful result;
  • The proper placement techniques for building heavily reinforced, thick monolithic concrete sections with multiple layers of shotcrete; and
  • Current current project profiles of structural and architectural shotcrete and future potential in the industry.
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 — TuesdayASA SHOTCRETE NOZZLEMAN EDUCATION CLASS
Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: LVCC South Hall S224 (second floor)

Speaker: Oscar Duckworth
WOC Registration code: ASATU
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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 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 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 this Las Vegas certification session (Henderson, NV) as soon as possible, but no later than Thursday, January 17, 2020. Contact Andrea Scott directly at 702.280.9332.

This Certification 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.) Those certifying for the first time would be required to also attend the ASA Shotcrete Nozzleman Education Class on February 4 (described above), and pay for this separately.

Schedule:

  • ASA Education:
    Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Las Vegas Convention Center | South Hall S228 (second floor)
  • ACI Wet-Mix written exam:
    Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
    Las Vegas Convention Center | South Hall S225 (second floor)
  • ACI Wet-Mix Performance exam:
    Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 7:00 am start | 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 | 7:00 am start | Henderson, NV
    (optional attendance; coring is included in your fees)

Registration:

  • For ACI Wet-Mix Vertical Certification (written and panel): CLICK HERE
  • For ACI Wet-Mix Vertical and Overhead Certification (written and 2 panels): CLICK HERE

February 4, 2020 – Tuesday
ASA UNDERGROUND COMMITTEE MEETING

Time: 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Location: LVCC South Hall S114 (first floor)

All are invited to attend this open meeting.
(Exhibit-only WOC passes are required, as the room is located at the back of the exhibit hall.)


February 4, 2020 – Tuesday
ASA ANNUAL OUTSTANDING SHOTCRETE PROJECT AWARDS BANQUET
Vdara Hotel & Spa | Vinoly Ballroom | 2600 W Harmon Avenue | Las Vegas, NV

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Registration, networking, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm: Plated dinner and awards ceremony


February 5, 2020 — Wednesday
ASA SHOTCRETE CONTRACTOR EDUCATION
Speakers: Charles Hanskat and Marcus von der Hofen
COURSE ONLY WITH REFERENCE MATERIAL (NO EXAM)—
Time: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Location: LVCC South Hall S224 (second floor)
WOC Registration code: ASAWE | Fee: $550 | $625 after 12/11/19
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COURSE, REFERENCE MATERIAL, AND EXAM—
Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: LVCC South Hall S224 (second floor)
WOC Registration code: ASAWEX | Fee: $650 | $725 after 12/11/19
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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.
Referenced ACI 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 https://shotcrete.org/education-certification/asa-contractor-qualification-program/

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).


February 5, 2020 — Wednesday

SHOTCRETE PROBLEMS AND THEIR CAUSES (presented in Spanish)
CICL CONCRETO LANZADO: PROBLEMAS Y SUS CAUSAS

Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location/Lugar: LVCC North Hall N230
WOC Course Code: CICLWE
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Concreto Lanzado Problemas y sus Caussas y Metodo de Reparcion
El colegio de ingenieros civiles de león trae a uno de los mejores instructores internacionales de concreto lanzado a para impartir el curso con la finalidad de aprender a identificar el origen de los problemas y sus causas en el concreto lanzado, tanto vía seca como vía húmeda, y como repararlo, está dirigido a lanzadores de concreto y personas relacionadas con la inspección, control de calidad, aplicación, acabado del concreto lanzado.

En el curso se tratarán los orígenes de los problemas del concreto lanzado, como identificarlos y poder llegar a su causa raíz la cual se puede resumir en 5 causas principals:
1) Problemas de diseño
2) Problemas de planeación
3) Problemas con los materiales
4) Problemas durante la colocación y acabado
5) Problemas durante la vida de servicio


NOTA: El libro Problemas y sus Causas en el Concreto Lanzado (en español) está incluido con tu inscripción.