It is not uncommon to encapsulate lattice girders or steel sets in fibrous shotcrete. The skill of the nozzleman, the size and density of the reinforcing, and the characteristics of the mixture and the accelerator are the most important factors in achieving good encapsulation of reinforcing bar or these more complicated applications around lattice girders or steel sets. With welded-wire reinforcement, you should have a 4 x 4 in. (100 x 100 mm) or greater spacing. With reinforcing bar, you should use the minimum diameter possible at a minimum spacing of around 6 in. (150 mm). Preconstruction mockups should be considered to prove the competency of the nozzleman and the mixture. Please note that the best nozzleman cannot succeed without a good, workable mixture.