The American Shotcrete Association (ASA) is proud to announce that Bruce Russell (CROM LLC) has been named an ASA Qualified Shotcrete Contractor. CROM LLC joins numerous other companies with this award. Among those companies are American Concrete Restorations Inc. (Advanced Wet-Mix), Coastal Gunite Construction Company (Advanced Dry-Mix) and Dees-Hennessey Inc. (Advanced Wet-Mix). CROM LLC is the latest addition to ASA’s Qualified Shotcrete Contractors.
ASA’s program recognizes shotcrete contractors who have shown a proven commitment to quality shotcrete placement. ASA assess both their company resources and past performance. Quality, durable shotcrete placement on a consistent basis is key to extending the adoption of shotcrete in the wide variety of concrete structures where shotcrete is the most efficient, sustainable and also the most cost-effective method of concrete placement.
“(this program) leverages the reputation of the Association and our experienced members, to review a contractor’s ability to successfully perform the caliber of work required, on behalf of the owners and specifiers.” (Cathy Burkert, Past President, ASA)
The ASA Contractor Qualification program requires a significant time commitment to attend the ASA Contractor Education seminar. It also requires fully documenting shotcrete-related business. ASA has shotcrete experts (contractors, engineers, suppliers, and educators) who review and then verify applicant submittals of past successful work and aspects of shotcrete critical to quality placement. The Contractor Qualification committee reviews the shotcrete team. This includes contractor management, ACI-certified nozzleman, crew experience and also proper equipment. It also includes both knowledge and ability to consistently place quality shotcrete.
“(this program) has been a long time in the making, with uncounted volunteer hours. As with the ACI Nozzleman Certification, ASA will strive to make this program a key component for advancement of the shotcrete industry.” (Marcus von der Hofen, CQ Committee Chair)
About ASA Qualification
ASA qualification is active for five years. ASA Qualified Shotcrete Contractors must also heed ASA’s Code of Conduct in their shotcrete work:
As an ASA Qualified Shotcrete Contractor, we agree to ongoing compliance with the requirements and standards set forth in the ASA Shotcrete Contractor Qualification Program Description. We will not knowingly or purposefully violate any project specifications or requirements. We agree to maintain required insurance coverage, staff our projects with trained and certified personnel. Additionally, we strive to produce a high-quality product in a safe and professional manner.
This program is a key component for advancement of the shotcrete industry. For more information about both the program and upcoming seminars, visit www.shotcrete.org.