ASA is the international trade association dedicated to advancement of shotcrete placement. The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has a long history of certification of individual craftsmen in concrete construction. Nearly 20 years ago ASA worked closely with ACI to establish the ACI Shotcrete Nozzleman certification program to evaluate a nozzleman’s ability to place quality shotcrete. ASA is the primary group that conducts the ACI Nozzleman Certification sessions around the world. We provide a full day of education before the formal ACI certification and have a team of examiners with proven shotcrete expertise to rigorously conduct the sessions to ACI’s high standards. Many engineers specify that all the nozzlemen on their projects must have ACI Nozzleman Certification. Many concrete-related codes, specifications and standards require ACI-certified shotcrete nozzleman for shotcrete placement of structural concrete.
Thus, ASA doesn’t offer an expert opinion on individuals as an association but provide the ASA education and ACI certification upon request. You will find full details of the session services we can provide on our website at shotcrete.org/ education then clicking on the “Shotcrete Nozzleman Certification Program” link. An article that covers in greater detail the overall shotcrete nozzleman education and certification process ACI Nozzleman Certification—Why, Who, When, and How can be found on our website: shotcrete.org/ wp-content/uploads/2020/05/2018Win_Hanskat.pdf
Also, many of our corporate members offer consulting services. You can find them in our free, online Buyer’s Guide at Shotcrete.org/BuyersGuide. On the web page you can select the category, subcategory and geographic location to narrow your search.