Shotcrete Meets the Challenge of Huge Water Project in Ecuador replacing traditional œform-and-pour reinforced concrete construction methods with high-production shotcrete, the massive Trasvases Manabi Water Project in Ecuador was finished months ahead of schedule. Contractor Norberto Odebrecht, in conjunction with Shotcrete Technologies, Inc., of Idaho Springs, Colorado; and Commercial Shotcrete, Inc., of Higley, Arizona, placed over 6000 m3 (7800 yd3) of shotcrete in less than half the time it would have taken by the specified œform-and-pour method. They put the project an entire rainy season (approximately four months) ahead of schedule.