There is little question that the history of shotcrete is fascinating and useful. The invention, the evolution, the successes, the œcrash, and the struggle to recover through parts of the century is somewhat unique to the shot-crete process. How shotcrete is viewed in today™s construction industry, however, is very serious and very important. What of this œrecovery from the seeming demise of a construction method that achieved such success for so many years and then wandered away from the technical foundation and discipline of application?