What Makes a Pool Outstanding?

The dry-mix shotcrete process was used to construct this unique three tier vanishing edge pool. For more project details on this 2017 Outstanding Pool & Recreational Project, click here.

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2019 Shotcrete Convention Call for Presentations

ASA invites proposals for presentations for the 2019 Shotcrete Convention and Technology Conference, Fernandina Beach, FL, February 25-26, 2019. Topics may include, however are not limited to: water features; value engineering; new construction; repair, rehabilitation, and repurposing; geotechnical and underground; architectural; advances in materials and equipment; and sustainability. Presentation title, speaker information, and a short (less than 100 word) abstract must be submitted to Charles Hanskat by September 7, 2018, to be reviewed by the ASA Technical Committee.
Contractor Qualification Seminar at PSP 2018

Join ASA at the International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo this year in Las Vegas, NV, where the Contractor Qualification Seminar will be offered to pool builders tailored to meet the needs of this market segment. Come see how beneficial an ASA Contractor Qualification could be for your business!

ASA 2018 Outstanding Shotcrete Project Awards Program Call for Entries

ASA invites project entries for its 2018 Outstanding Shotcrete Project Awards Program. The ASA Awards Program recognizes excellence and innovation in shotcrete projects. Projects submitted for consideration must be completed between January 1, 2016, and September 1, 2018. Award categories will include Architecture & New Construction, Infrastructure, International Projects, Pool & Recreational, Rehabilitation & Repair, and Underground. The deadline for project entries is October 1, 2018, 5:00 pm Eastern Time.
Breakthroughs in Tunneling Short Course

Presented by leading practitioners from around the globe, the 11th Annual Breakthroughs in Tunneling Short Course, September 10-12, 2018, Denver, CO, will focus on real-world solutions for real-world problems. All aspects of tunneling will be covered including cutting-edge case studies, developing technologies, and trends from around the globe.
Army Researchers Refine 3D-Printed Concrete Barracks
U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers' researchers led a team that recently completed the 3-D printing of 9.5-ft-tall reinforced concrete walls for a 32-ft x 16-ft barracks, are setting their sights on a future project--3-D printing of concrete roof beams.
ASCE's 2017 Infrastructure Report Card | GPA: D+
Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Report Card for America’s Infrastructure depicts the condition and performance of American infrastructure in the familiar form of a school report card—assigning letter grades based on the physical condition and needed investments for improvement.
Cities of the Future May Be Built With Locally Available Volcanic Ash
Study finds adding volcanic ash reduces the overall energy required to manufacture concrete. MIT engineers working with scientists in Kuwait have found that volcanic rocks, when pulverized into a fine ash, can be used as a sustainable additive in concrete structures.

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About ASA
The American Shotcrete Association (ASA), headquartered in Farmington Hills, MI, 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.