Call for Presentations – ASA 2021 Shotcrete Convention and Technology Conference  

ASA announces a Call for Presentations for the ASA 2021 Shotcrete Convention and Technology Conference.  Our 2021 Convention will take place February 21 – 23, 2021 at the Sonesta Resort | Hilton Head, SC.  ASA Conventions provide a unique opportunity to explore shotcrete applications and innovations, as well as future advancements. We encourage those active in shotcrete construction, engineering, education, equipment, materials and R&D who are interested in sharing their expertise, insights and accomplishments in the wide variety of shotcrete placement applications our industry enjoys, to submit presentations for consideration. Individual presentations are scheduled for a 50-minute duration, including a short Q&A opportunity for the audience.

Topic areas include (but aren’t limited to): 

  • Water Features 
  • Value Engineering 
  • New Construction 
  • Repair, Rehabilitation and Repurposing 
  • Geotechnical and Underground 
  • Architectural 
  • Advances in Materials and Equipment 
  • Sustainability 

Title of the proposed presentation, speaker information and a short (less than 100 word) abstract must be received by September 1, 2020 to be reviewed by the ASA Technical Committee. Submissions and/or questions should be directed to Charles Hanskat (248.983.1701): [email protected]. 

ASA Fall 2020 Committee Meetings

Due to ongoing concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the health, well-being and safety of everyone are our highest priority. ASA is carefully reviewing and evaluating several options for our Fall Committee Meetings.  These include virtual meetings, hybrid face–to–face with options for virtual participation, and virtual committee meetings with a networking reception in Raleigh, NC for those attending ACI’s Concrete Convention. Thank you for your patience and support as we work towards a solution which would accommodate both ASA’s Committee work along with the benefits of the social and networking opportunities. Sign up for our eNewsletter, What’s in the Mix, for the latest updates: https://shotcrete.org/news/asa-e-newsletter-subscribe/ 

ASA Outstanding Shotcrete Projects Awards Program

Do you have a project which highlights the amazing work that can be accomplished with shotcrete? ASA’s Outstanding Shotcrete Project Awards Program promotes the outstanding shotcrete projects built by contractors like you who love what you do and have a passion for excellence! Showcasing these works exemplify why shotcrete is a creative and quality method for concrete construction and why engineers and architects should consider shotcrete as the placement method for their next project.

Enter this year to win! Multiple projects are accepted and we have six categories to choose from.

Click here for Program Guidelines.

Online seminar with tips to help your submission shine:

ASA Outstanding Shotcrete Project Awards – “Tips for Winning!” Webinar

Thursday, August 8, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Click here to view the Tips for Winning Webinar.

Safety Guidelines for Shotcrete Now Available in English and Spanish

“Safety Guidelines for Shotcrete” is intended as a guide to encourage personal safety considerations, but not to replace training and education programs or supervision by qualified individuals. Each shotcrete contractor has a responsibility to develop, maintain, and administer a company safety program appropriate for their operations. Chapter topics include:

  • Personal Protective Equipment;
  • Communications;
  • Lighting, Back, and Spine Safety;
  • Shotcrete Materials;
  • Shotcrete Equipment; and
  • Shotcrete Placement: Wet- and Dry-Mix Processes.

As a significant benefit of membership, all Corporate Members will receive one complimentary copy of this publication. Additional copies are available through the ASA Bookstore for $25 each (for members; $100 for nonmembers). Available in both print and electronic formats.

For more information or to purchase a copy of this publication, visit the ASA Bookstore at shotcrete.org/Bookstore.

a “Guía de seguridad para el concreto lanzado” tiene la intención de ser una guía para alentar consideraciones de seguridad personal seguridad personal, pero no para reemplazar los programas de capacitación y educación o la supervisión por parte de personas calificadas. Cada empresa o contratista de concreto lanzado tiene la responsabilidad de desarrollar, mantener y administrar un programa de seguridad apropiado para sus operaciones. Los temas del capítulo incluyen:

  • Equipo de protección personal;
  • Comunicación;
  • Iluminación, Seguridad de la espalda y la columna;
  • Materiales de concreto lanzado;
  • Equipo de colocación de concreto lanzado; y
  • Colocación de concreto lanzado: vía húmeda y vía seca.

Como beneficio significativo de la membresía, todos los miembros corporativos recibirá una copia gratuita de esta publicación. Copias adicionales están disponibles a través de la librería ASA por $25 USD cada uno (para miembros; $100 sin membresía).

Para obtener más información o para comprar una copia de esta publicación, visite el Librería de ASA en www.shotcrete.org/shop.