Shotcrete is a method of placing concrete. The surface texture of roughness varies considerably depending on the application and the abilities of the installer. The surface can vary from a rough nozzle finish to a smooth trowel finish and many variations between these two extremes. In buildings, the typical finishes are wood float, rubber float, or trowel finish. The owner and the architect determine what finish will be required and generally specify the finish in the construction documents. The documents which might be of help to you are ACI 506R, “Guide to Shotcrete,” ACI 301, “Specifications for Structural Concrete,” and ACI 117, “Specification for Tolerances for Concrete Construction and Materials.”