Archive for May, 2010
**** CHAPTER ACTIVITY AWARD ****
The Chapter Activities Award was established in 1975 to recognize individuals for their outstanding service to ACI Chapters and outstanding service in the promotion and development of a chapter or chapters. Nominations for the 2011 Chapter Activities Award must be submitted by July 9, 2010 for consideration.
Presentation of this award will take place at the 2011 Spring ACI Tampa Convention.
For more information, go to:
**** ACI CERTIFICATION AWARD ****
The ACI Certification Award was established in 2004 to recognize individuals and organizations that have made notable contributions to the advancement of ACI Certification. Notable contributions may be but are not limited to: involvement in the general areas of developing, maintaining, delivering, promoting, specifying, or enforcing requirements for ACI Certification programs. Nominees need not be ACI members. Please submit your nominations by May 31, 2010. For more information, go to:
**** CHAPTER & CERTIFICATION ROUNDTABLE **** The fall 2010 Chapter & Certification Roundtable is scheduled for October 11-12 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Chapters are welcome to send two (2) representatives.
Local Sponsoring Groups who are not ACI Chapters may also participate in the certification portion of the roundtable on Tuesday, October 12 from 7:30 AM -
The spring 2011 Chapter & Certification Roundtable will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah – date to be determined.
For more information, contact Diane Pociask at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are the latest updates from the ACI Certification Department: **** NEW LOCAL SPONSORING GROUPS ****
We would like to welcome aboard our newest ACI Certification Local Sponsoring Groups:
- Saudi Arabia Chapter ACI
- North Dakota Ready Mixed Concrete Association
- Jianjsu Research Institute of Building Science (China)
- Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Here’s to all things concrete.
ASA/ACI Shotcrete Nozzleman Trainer/Certifications for Wet and Dry Mix processes both Overhead and Vertical.
- Shotcrete – Shooting an overhead test panel in one of my ACI/ASA training classes. http://twitpic.com/1onxhy #
- Shotcrete – Shooting a verticle test panel in one of my ASA/ACI Nozzleman Certification Training Classes. http://twitpic.com/1ony70 #
- Shotcrete/Gunite demo: 1/4 scale Killer Whale – concrete shot over a wire mesh frame. http://twitpic.com/1oo0rc #
- I like it. RT @besthousedesign: A Modern Concrete Homes Design by A-cero Architect http://bit.ly/a12rYO #
- Morning's Catch… 15, 14, 13 and 10 inch trout. Kathy caught the biggest one. http://twitpic.com/1picc4 #
The American Shotcrete Association’s What’s In The Mix
An Informational Bi-Monthly E-Newsletter – May 2010, #1
Items in this issue:
- Visit the ASA Booth at the 2010 International Bridge Conference
- Shotcrete for Rehabilitation of American’s Infrastructure Workshop
- ASA 2010-2011 Graduate Scholarship Program Now Open!
- New Functionality on On-line Buyers Guide
- Spring 2010 Shotcrete E-Magazine Link
- Government Projects Open For Bid
Visit the ASA Booth at the 2010 International Bridge Conference
ASA will be at booth #607 and will be representing the shotcrete industry at this important show, June 6-9, 2010 in Pittsburgh, PA.
Contact Leo Waddell to register or view details about the upcoming show.
Shotcrete for Rehabilitation of American’s Infrastructure Workshop
Presented by the American Shotcrete Association at the International Bridge Conference on June 7, 2010 from 1:30-3:00 pm.
ASA will provide an overview of the shotcrete process and how it’s versatility has lead to its growing use for the rehabilitation of bridges and other concrete structures. The presentation will provide an update on technical advancements in shotcrete mix design, including the benefits of silica fume, fiber reinforcement and air entrainment. It will also touch on important aspects of the shotcrete process such as curing and shotcrete nozzleman certification. Our intent will be to provide attendees with a better understanding of the shotcrete process and also provide them with basics required to write a good shotcrete specification. The message will be reinforced through the use of recent case histories taken from projects around North America.
Contact the ASA for more details about this and other workshops at the 2010 IBC.
ASA 2010-2011 Graduate Scholarship Program Now Open!
You’ll need to contact the ASA direect for more details about this program and instructions on how to apply.
ASA Online Buyers Guide – New Functionality Coming Soon
The ASA online Buyers Guide has become a very important tool for the construction industry, receiving over 1,000 searches a month. Your listing in the buyers guide is one of your ASA Corporate Member benefits.
We are expanding the functionality of the online guide so that users can search for organizations based on the states\provinces that they do business in (in addition to the current specialties info).
If you are a current ASA Corporate Member, be sure to respond to requests from ASA Staff for this additional information. If you are interested in becoming an ASA Corporate Member and inclusion in the ASA Online Buyers Guide, please contact ASA staff at 248/848-3780 or info@Shotcrete.org.
Spring 2010 Shotcrete E-Magazine Link
Government Projects Open for Bid
ASA will post links to government projects currently open for bid which involve or are related to shotcrete, in this and all future issues of this e-newsletter.
Links will only display in the ASA member edition. Please contact Leo Waddell or ASA direct for any questions reguarding any or all of these projects.
Yellowtail Afterbay Dam Rehabilitation, Lower Bighorn Division, Yellowtail Unit, Montana
Z–Concrete Repairs, Franklin Falls Dam, Franklin, New Hampshire
Cavitation Repair, Units 3-6, Lower Granite Dam
Y–The Tucson Drainage Area Project – Phase 2B
Coeur d’Alene River Bridge at Jordan Creek Rehabilitation Project
RECOVERY – FOREST-WIDE BRIDGE REHABILITATION AND RECONSTRUCTION FOR THE SEQUOIA NATIONAL FOREST
RECOVERY TAS::14 1041::RAS CHOH # 151930Stabilize Historic Culvert 182 in Checapeake and Ohio Canal National
RECOVERY–Y–PROJECT NUMBER 12381, Turkey Creek Basin, KS & MO
Waste Water Treatment Plant – Phase 3
Z–Ice Harbor Spillway Deflector Modification
RECOVERY–Y–PROJECT NUMBER 104781, TRES RIOS, AZ
Install Concrete Culvert and Ditch Drainage System for H-4 Area
Y–Stilling Basin Wall Repair, Harry S. Truman Lake, Missouri
Umpqua Hot Springs Trail Bridge Project
RECOVERY TAS- Management Services Stabilize Nuttall Mine Structures New River Gorge National River, WV
Z–Storage Yard and Dike Repairs, Lock and Dam No. 12, Mississippi River, Bellevue, Iowa and Jo Daviess County, Illinois
Y–Construction of Dock Structural Repairs
Z–Rock Slope Stabilization at East Lake, Madera County, Raymond California
RECOVERY–Y–Construction of fish passage facilities at Turner Reservoir Dam, Hunts Mill Dam, and Omega Dam, RI
Y–Programmatic Acquisition Plan – Fort Bliss, Texas
RECOVERY TAS::14 1041::TAS VAFO PMIS #152410Valley Forge National Historical Park Train Station Canopy-Rehabilitate Support Facilities at Washington’s Headquarters Area – Phase 3
Z–RM09-0808 Berth 15 Repairs, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Virginia
RECOVERY–56–PROJECT NUMBER 18660, Tuttle Creek Lake, KS
Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) Construction for Wave Breaks, Shoreline Stabilization, Breakwaters/Wavebreaks, and Related Shoreline Stabilization Projects
NUCLEAR FUEL STORAGE POOL COATING
RECOVERY–C–PROJECT NUMBER 134461, Atlanta Environmental Infrastructure, GA
REPLACEMENT, REHABILITATION AND REPAIRS AT U.S. COAST GUARD STATION FT MYERS BEACH, FLORIDA
RECOVERY–Z–Repair Sanitary Sewer North Bergstrom Ellsworth AFB, SD
RECOVERY TAS::14 1041::TAS NERI 152607AConstruction Management Services Stabilize Nuttall Mine Structures New River Gorge National River, West Virginia
Special thanks to our current Shotcrete magazine advertisers who make the printed issue and e-magazine possible!
Leo Waddell – Shotcrete Training, Certification and Project Consulting
Allentown Shotcrete Technology
REED Shotcrete Equipment
Texaloy Foundry Co., Inc.
The Quikrete Companies
King Packaged Materials Company
American Concrete Restorations
Airplaco Equipment Company
Western Shotcrete Equipment, Inc.
Ambex Concrete Technologies, Inc.
Coastal Gunite Construction Company
Johnson Western Gunite Company
Joseph J. Albanese, Inc.
Fisher Shotcrete, Inc.
Misung Steel Co., Ltd
Structural Shotcrete Systems Inc.
AMEC Earth & Environmental Limited
ASA has replaced its mass e-mails with this twice a month E-Newsletter. We are doing this to reduce the number of e-mails our Members and subscribers receive, while still keeping you informed of your association’s new products, services, events and other initiatives. In exchange, we ask that you add email@example.com to your “allowed e-mail addresses”.
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Visit ASA at booth #607 during the International Bridge Conference in Pittsburgh, PA – June 6-9, 2010
While you are there attend the IBC Workshop presented by ASA on Monday, June 7, 2010 – Shotcrete for Rehabilitation of America’s Infrastructure – 1:30-3:00 PM
Your #1 Shotcrete Consultant and Trainer in North America:
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