Shotcrete is a placement method for concrete. Even though the shotcrete process is over 100 years old, it constantly evolves and today, it is a modern, costeffective, and more sustainable method of concrete placement. Those of us who regularly shotcrete a variety of work will at times have inspections and therefore have to work with inspectors. Understanding the inspector’s role as a safeguard or agent for the owner is important. However, we often find dealing with inspectors can be a cumbersome part of our job. Knowing how to do something properly and being able to fully explain the means and methods of a specialized process (shotcrete) to someone who has little to no firsthand experience are two completely different animals