Most architects, design engineers and design-build contractors are familiar with preparing and producing specifications for various types of concrete construction. There are projects where the use of shotcrete, rather than cast concrete, may be more technically and economically advantageous, but the designer is reluctant to specify shotcrete because of a lack of familiarity in preparing shotcrete specifications. This article provides owners and designers con-sidering the use of shotcrete with information on guidelines and specifications for shotcrete in a variety of different applications. This information should assist designers in preparing project-specific specifications.