Current Issue

In celebration of our 25th Anniversary, ASA has compiled a selection of the 25 most read and influential articles in our 1st Quarter | 2023 issue of Shotcrete magazine. Check out part one of our two part, Special Edition of Shotcrete magazine here.

Magazine Subscription Update:
As a reminder printed copies of Shotcrete magazine are only available to members as a member benefit. Digital editions will still be available online. Join ASA today:

The Power of Mentorship

By Frank Townsend

We are a growing association, and shotcrete is expanding worldwide as a best practice for placing concrete. With this growth, we need to harness and develop new members who understand and can emulate the principles of quality shotcrete placement. For those involved in ASA, you know I am a people person, and mentorship and education are near and dear to me.

Become an Author
Are you interested in sharing your company's noteworthy projects, new services or products, or other industry-related news with the shotcrete community? Then seize the opportunity to become an author for Shotcrete magazine. Visit for submission details!
Presentations, Awards, Convention - Oh my!
The Shotcrete Convention & Technology Call for Presentation application is now open. Presenters are encouraged to submit their proposals multiple times if desired. Showcase your expertise at this exceptional conference dedicated to shotcrete technology. Each individual presentation will be allocated a 50-minute time slot, which includes a brief Q&A session with the audience.

The deadline for submission is August 21, 2023.
2023 Outstanding Shotcrete Project Awards
Throw your project in the ring!
The ASA Outstanding Shotcrete Project Awards Program recognizes excellence and innovation on projects in which the application of shotcrete has played a significant role. Nominate any of your projects that were completed between January 1, 2021, through September 1, 2023. Learn more below!
March 3 - 5, 2023
Lakeway Resort and Spa | Austin, TX
Begin your convention journey today! Discover the splendid Lakeway Resorts and Spa, located on Lake Travis, and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Austin, TX.
Mark your calendars!
Concrete Pumping Association of Australia, Inc
ACI Shotcrete Nozzleman Certification – Wet
August 23 - 25, 2023
Melbourne, Australia

ACI Certification can help build your reputation with owners and specifiers and gives you the potential to become eligible for more projects. Your staff will be more knowledgeable and increase their skills, leading to better results and making the job safer. Investing in your team is an investment in your business.
Fall Seminar and Meetings
ASA provides diverse educational seminars, qualifications, and certification programs to promote the utilization of shotcrete for superior and long-lasting concrete applications.

Quality Shotcrete – Know It When You See It (Shotcrete Inspector Seminar)
October 27, 2023
American Shotcrete Association | Wakefield, MA

ASA 2023 Fall Committee Meetings
October 28, 2023
American Shotcrete Association Wakefield, MA

Registration information coming SOON!
Upcoming Events
Quality Shotcrete - Know It When You See It
August 19, 2023
San Francisco Bay Area
ACI Shotcrete Inspector Certification Available
Quality Shotcrete - Know It When You See It
August 23, 2023
ACI Midwest Resource Center | Elk Grove, IL
ACI Shotcrete Inspector Certification Available
International Symposium on Fiber Reinforced Shotcrete for Underground Mining
October 1, 2023 – October 3, 2023
PUC-Rio | Rio de Janeriro, Brazil
Highways USA
October 4, 2023 – October 5, 2023
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center | Dallas, TX
Quality Shotcrete - Know It When You See It!
October 5, 2023
ACI SoCAL Resource Center | San Bernardino, CA
ACI Shotcrete Inspector Certification Available
ACI 2023 Fall Concrete Convention
October 29, 2023 – November 2, 2023
Boston Convention Center & Westin Boston Waterfront Boston, MA
International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo 2023
November 13, 2023 – November 15, 2023
Las Vegas Convention Center – West Hall
Las Vegas, NV
ASTM – C09 Concrete & Concrete Aggregates
December 3, 2023 – December 6, 2023
Washington Hilton | Washington, DC
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About ASA
The American Shotcrete Association (ASA), headquartered in Wakefield, MA, is a non-profit organization of contractors, suppliers, manufacturers, designers, engineers, owners, and others with a common interest in advancing the use of shotcrete. Founded in 1998, ASA increases awareness of the shotcrete process in concrete construction.