Architectural Shotcrete – Creative, Sustainable and Durable Concrete Structures using Shotcrete #W23

Wed. March 8| 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM | Westgate - Ballroom G

This session will give the owner, architect, engineer, project specifier, field inspector, and general contractor an overview on how shotcrete can allow flexibility and creativity in a variety of architectural and structural concrete applications. Shotcrete allows efficient construction of curved or complex shapes that are difficult and costly to produce with traditional concrete forming and casting methods. We will provide a basic overview of the shotcrete process, cover the design, specifying and detailing considerations for shotcrete placement of architectural and structural applications. We will further explain how the shotcrete process has significant sustainability benefits when compared to traditional form-and-pour concrete placement. Case studies from a variety of architectural projects will illustrate field considerations and final appearances possible when using shotcrete. We will also discuss achieving quality and durability of shotcrete addressing field inspection, specific placement techniques, nozzleman certifications, and contractor qualifications.

Learning Objectives:
1. Gain an understanding of the shotcrete process along with design and placement.
2. Learn from case studies what field considerations should be factored in when choosing materials.
3. Understand the quality and durability of shotcrete.

Supported by: American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA) & National Ready Mix Concrete Association (NRMCA)

Level: Novice (1-5 years of on-the-job experience)

Type: Sessions

Track: Concrete


Session Sponsor


Charles Hanskat, P.E.
Charles Hanskat, P.E. Executive Director and Technical Director , American Shotcrete Association