Shotcrete is simply a placement method for concrete. The specified concrete cover over reinforcing bar is usually included in contract documents for construction and values vary depending on exposure conditions. ACI 318 provides cover requirements for structural concrete in buildings, and ACI 350 provides cover requirements for concrete liquid-containing structures. Local building codes and fire codes may also require specific cover in concrete construction. If your project doesn’t specify the cover requirements, we recommend you consult with a professional engineer experienced in the type of project you are working on to learn what the code requirements may be.