Shotcrete is a method of placing concrete. The basic guidelines for placing concrete or shotcrete can be found in documents ACI 305R-10, “Guide to Hot Weather Concreting,” and ACI 306R-10, “Guide to Cold Weather Concreting.” There are some basic “rules of thumb,” such as 40°F (4°C) and rising for starting concrete/shotcrete operations and 40°F (4°C) and falling for stopping concrete/shotcrete operations. With proper planning and procedures, concrete or shotcrete can be placed at below-freezing temperatures and at very hot temperatures, but only with proper planning, procedures, and likely at some cost.