American Concrete Institute announces new publication on Shotcrete

The American Concrete Institute announces the availability of an invaluable new publication for concrete industry professionals— ACI 506R-16 Guide to Shotcrete.

The new guide provides information on materials and properties of both dry-mix and wet-mix shotcrete. Most facets of the shotcrete process are covered, including: application procedures, equipment requirements, and responsibilities of the shotcrete crew. Other aspects such as preconstruction trials, craftsman qualification tests, materials tests, finished shotcrete acceptance tests, and equipment, are also discussed.

“The guide is an excellent primer with numerous pictures and figures covering the entire shotcrete process for engineers, architects, contractors, inspectors, testing firms, material and equipment suppliers, educators, and students,” stated Charles Hanskat, Executive Director of the American Shotcrete Association and member of ACI Committee 506, Shotcreting. “A wide variety of applications and details of the shotcrete placement process are covered including history, equipment selection, material requirements, formwork, crew composition and qualification, proper placement techniques, types of finishes, QA/QC testing, and sustainability.”

The new guide together with ACI 506.2-13, Specification for Shotcrete, provides the most up-to-date information available today, enabling shotcrete specialists to complete projects in an efficient and safe manner. “ACI Committee 506, Shotcreting, worked very hard to incorporate all the latest innovative practices into this document,” stated Michael Tholen, Managing Director of Engineering and Professional Development.

Always advancing – The American Concrete Institute is a leading authority and resource worldwide for the development and distribution of consensus-based standards and technical resources, educational programs and certifications for individuals and organizations involved in concrete design, construction and materials, who share a commitment to pursuing the best use of concrete. ACI’s inclusive, individual member-driven structure and valuable, cost-effective benefits result in an essential organization that invites partnerships and welcomes all concrete professionals who wish to be a part of a respected, connected social group that provides an opportunity for professional growth, networking, and enjoyment.


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