The American Shotcrete Association (ASA) is proud to announce that Dick Frederick (Top Gun of Virginia Inc) has been named an ASA Qualified Shotcrete Contractor.
ASA’s program recognizes shotcrete contractors who have shown by their company resources and past performance, a proven commitment to quality shotcrete placement. Quality, durable shotcrete placement on a consistent basis is key to extending the adoption of shotcrete. They also must show this in the wide variety of concrete structures where shotcrete is the most efficient, sustainable and 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 verify applicant submittals of past successful work in addition to aspects of shotcrete critical to quality placement. The Contractor Qualification committee then reviews the shotcrete team, including contractor management, ACI-certified nozzleman, crew experience, proper equipment, and 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 also.” (Marcus von der Hofen, CQ Committee Chair)
ASA qualification is active for five years. ASA Qualified Shotcrete Contractors must heed ASA’s Code of Conduct in their shotcrete work:
As an ASA Qualified Shotcrete Contractor, we agree to ongoing compliance with the requirements. Additionally, we agree to the standards set forth in the ASA Shotcrete Contractor Qualification Program Description. We will not knowingly or purposefully violate any project specifications or requirements. We also agree to maintain required insurance coverage, staff our projects with trained and certified personnel. Also, we will 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 the program and also upcoming seminars, visit www.shotcrete.org.
Congratulations to Top Gun of Virginia, ASA Qualified Shotcrete Contractor.
About The American Shotcrete Association
The American Shotcrete Association (ASA) is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. It is a non-profit organization of contractors, suppliers, manufacturers, designers, engineers, owners, and others. The ASA has a common interest in advancing the use of shotcrete. Founded in 1998, ASA advocates for the recognition and safe application of the shotcrete process in concrete construction.