2020 ASA Outstanding Shotcrete Project Awards

The American Shotcrete Association (ASA) is proud to announce the recipients of its 2020 ASA Outstanding Shotcrete Project Awards.

The recipients were honored at the 16th Annual ASA Awards Celebration held virtually this year due to COVID-19. The Awards Celebration was hosted by Charles Hanskat, ASA Executive Director, and also George Seegebrecht, Principal at Concrete Consulting Engineers.

“We’re excited to showcase these outstanding 2020 winning projects. They exemplify how shotcrete placement creates high quality, durable concrete construction in a wide variety of applications. The projects also demonstrate the inherent benefits of shotcrete, including enhanced sustainability, creativity, efficiency, strength and flexibility,” said Charles Hanskat, ASA Executive Director.

The winners were selected by an awards committee comprised of shotcrete professionals who dedicated both their time and invaluable expertise. The committee includes Cathy Burkert, of American Concrete Restorations, Inc.; Axel Nitschke, of WSP; Ryan Oakes, of Revolution Gunite; Past President Ryan Poole; Marcus von der Hofen, of Coastal Gunite; and also John Zhang, of Zhang Consulting.

The 2020 ASA Outstanding Shotcrete Project Awards recipients include:

Outstanding Architecture | New Construction Project

Las Olas Corridor Improvements – Shade Canopy – Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Las Olas Corridor Improvements – Shade Canopy - Las Olas Corridor Improvements – Shade Canopy

The Las Olas Corridor Improvements pavilion is a new landmark and also a focal point for a famous, urban beach. The pavilion functions as a location-orientating feature, shade shelter and also an outdoor performance venue. It also features a passenger drop-off and pick-up point.

Project credits: COST of Wisconsin, Inc – Shotcrete Contractor; Douglas Wood Associates, Inc – Engineer; Arquitectonica – Architect; EDSA – Landscape Architect; CEMEX USA – Material Supplier; REED Concrete Pumps – Equipment Manufacturer; and also Skanska USA Building, Inc – General Contractor

Outstanding Infrastructure Project

Davis Barracks Chiller Plant Wall – West Point, N.Y.

Davis Barracks Chiller Plant Wall - 2020 ASA Outstanding Shotcrete Project Awards

Shotcrete was the optimal choice with the high aesthetic requirements and also the challenging site conditions. Shotcrete could efficiently achieve the appearance of natural rock despite the irregular wall face, wall heights up to 120 ft and with an overall 700 ft length.

Project credits: Thorcon Shotcrete Shoring – Shotcrete Contractor; Cranesville Block Company and United Rentals, HD Supply – Material Suppliers; Putzmeister and JLG Man Lifts – Equipment Manufacturers; Kokolakis Contracting – General Contractor; and also U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Architect/Engineer & Project Owner

The Outstanding International Project

The Kaitif Skatepark – Christ Church, Barbados


The Kaitif Skatepark

This was a unique project in an area of the world that has seen very little shotcrete in its rich history of both concrete and masonry structural construction. Shotcrete easily accommodated the complexity of both the skatepark design and features.

Project credits: Artisan Concrete Services Inc. – Shotcrete Contractor; Pillar Design Studios, LLC – Architect/Engineer; Ready Mix of Barbados – Material Supplier; REED Concrete Pumps – Equipment Manufacturer; and also Godson Builders – General Contractor

Outstanding Pool & Recreational Project

Barges Golf Carts and Shotcrete – Bald Head Island, N.C.

Barges Golf Carts and Shotcrete

This project used a mobile batching facility with both volumetric mixers and cement silos to fit on a limited footprint. Thus, it proved a perfect application for site batched dry-mix shotcrete. The pools themselves were freeform shapes with a complex reinforcing bar layout also. The project team completed the 300 cubic yard job of shotcrete placement one day early. This could only have been accomplished with the high level of both preparedness and coordination that the project demanded.

Project credits: Revolution Gunite – Shotcrete Contractor; Miracle Pools – Architect/Engineer & General Contractor; Roanoke Cement – Material Suppliers; Gunite Supply – Equipment Manufacturer; and also Bald Head Island Club – Project Owner

Outstanding Repair & Rehabilitation Project

Park Avenue tunnel Rehabilitation – New York, N.Y.

Park Avenue tunnel Rehabilitation

The project specification required the use of a 6000 psi, pre-packaged, specially formulated concrete mixture. The mixture included both shrinkage compensating and crystalline waterproofing admixtures. It also included silica fume, and fibers, along with portland cement and carefully graded aggregate. This specially formulated concrete mixture resulted in a high build, high strength, but low permeability concrete for shotcrete placement.

Project credits: Cruz Concrete & Guniting Repair, Inc – Shotcrete Contractor; The LiRo Group – Architect/Engineer; US Concrete Products, Euclid Chemical Company, & Penetron – Material Suppliers; REED, CANUSA – Equipment Manufacturer; Tully Construction Company, Inc – General Contractor; and
also New York City Dept. of Transportation – Project Owner

Outstanding Underground Project

Poe Tunnel – Parkhill, Calif.

Poe Tunnel – Parkhill, Calif.

The Poe Tunnel is a 15-mile tunnel constructed in the 1950s in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The location of shotcrete work was also 2300 ft from the nearest portal into the tunnel. To meet both the access and concrete material challenge a plan was developed to transport the shotcrete pumps and all the wet-mix shotcrete material by helicopter across the canyon.

Project credits: Dees Hennessey, Inc – Shotcrete Contractor; Sage Engineers – Architect/Engineer; A&A Concrete – Material Supplier; REED Pumps – Equipment Manufacturer; Syblon Reid – General Contractor; and also PG&E – Project Owner

Honorable Mentions

Chilhuahuan Desert, El Paso Zoo – El Paso, Texas

Project credits: Cemrock Landscapes, Inc – Recipient & Project Owner; PGAV Destinations Peckham Guyton Albers & Viets, Inc – Architect/Engineer; GCC Ready Mix – Material Supplier; REED Concrete Pumps and Sunbelt Rentals – Equipment Manufacturer; and also Jordan Foster Construction, LLC – General Contractor

Grotto Pool – Corolla, N.C.

Project credits: Revolution Gunite & Artisan Pools NC, Inc. – Shotcrete Contractors; Artisan Pools NC, Inc., Pillar Design Studios, LLC, & Clearwater Co; Revolution Gunite and C&L Concrete – Material Suppliers; REED – Equipment Manufacturer; Renaissance Construction – General Contractor; and also Keith Neiman – Project Owner

Hale Park Skatepark – Wenatchee, Wash.

Project credits: Grindline Skateparks – Shotcrete Contractor, Architect/Engineer, and General Contractor; Wenatchee Sand & Gravel/ Central Washington Concrete – Material Supplier; and also City of Wenatchee – Project Owner

The Sherwood Residence – Greenwich, Conn.

Project credits: Drakeley Pool Company – Shotcrete Contractor; Red Rock Pools & Spas – Architect/Engineer; O&G Industries – Material Supplier; Putzmeister – Equipment Manufacturer; Gen Krupinski Builder – General Contractor; and also Ned Sherwood – Project Owner

South Wastewater Treatment – Baton Rouge, La.

Project credits: Gulf Coast Underground, LLC – Shotcrete Contractor & General Contractor; Jacobs Engineering – Architect/Engineer; KING Shotcrete – Material Supplier; Sika – Equipment Manufacturer; and also City of Baton Rouge – Project Owner

Full project details can be found in the Winter 2021 issue of Shotcrete magazine. ASA will also accept 2021 ASA Outstanding Shotcrete Project Awards program applications starting in April and going to October 2021. For more information, either visit www.shotcrete.org or contact us at 248.983.1712.

Aboout The American Shotcrete Association

The American Shotcrete Association (ASA), headquartered in Nashville, Tenn. It is a non-profit organization made up of contractors, suppliers and manufacturers. It also includes designers, engineers, owners, and others all with a common interest in advancing the use of shotcrete. Founded in 1998, ASA advocates for the recognition, quality and also safe application of the shotcrete process in a wide variety of concrete construction projects.

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