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ASA announces opening of shotcrete project awards program

FARMINGTON HILLS, MICH. — The American Shotcrete Association (ASA) has announced the opening of its sixth annual ASA Outstanding Shotcrete Project Awards Program to recognize excellence and innovation in projects in which the application of shotcrete has played a significant role.

Entries can be submitted until 5 p.m. EDT, Oct. 1, 2010 in one of six awards categories. The categories are Architecture, Infrastructure, International Projects, Pool & Recreational, Rehabilitation & Repair, and Underground. Additionally, the criterion for each award category has been expanded to include sustainability benefits realized on a project entry.

“The Shotcrete process includes many sustainability advantages over conventional cast-in-place concrete for both new construction and repair,” said Joe Hutter, ASA Awards committee chairman. “The addition of the sustainability criteria to each award category will help demonstrate to the concrete world the exceptional sustainability advantages of shotcrete, in addition to the quality, economic and versatility advantages of the process.”

The ASA Awards committee will judge all submitted projects based on a pre-established rating criteria. Awards will be presented and winners will be given the opportunity to present their projects to the ASA membership during the ASA’s Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet at the World of Concrete 2011. ASA will publish articles on the winning projects for each category in the special Spring Awards issue of Shotcrete magazine. The winning projects will also be featured on ASA’s website.

Rules and details on submitting an entry, as well as the winning projects from last year, can be found at: www.Shotcrete.org/ASAOutstandingProjects.htm.