NY CIB Webinar - Shotcrete Today, Not Your Father’s Gunite

    May 11, 2021
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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    Date:  May 11, 2021
    Time:  12pm - 1:30 pm EST
    Location:  Zoom (Code to be provided to participants via email before webinar)

    Cost:  FREE (1.0 PDH Credit Available)

    Topic: Shotcrete Today, Not Your Father’s Gunite

    Presentation Description:

    This presentation will introduce concrete placement in a wide variety of structural and geotechnical concrete applications.  Shotcrete is a time-proven method to quickly and cost-effectively place concrete with a minimum of formwork yet meeting or exceeding the strength of form-and-pour concrete construction.  Shotcrete inherently provides enhanced sustainability benefits in comparison to form-and-pour concrete and allows the designer maximum flexibility in shape and thickness of their concrete sections.  Attendees will gain a basic understanding of the capabilities and benefits of the shotcrete process in both new and repair applications.  The seminar will cover:

    • Definition and History of Shotcrete
    • Shotcrete Processes (What's wet-mix, dry-mix, gunite)
    • Shotcrete Applications
    • Shotcrete Sustainibility
    • Environmental Conditions
    • Surface Preparation for Repair
    • Reinforcement Details
    • Shotcrete Mix Components
    • Shotcrete Placement Fundamentals
    • Finishes
    • Curing
    • Field Quality Control and Assurance
    • Qualification of the Shotcrete Team
    • ACI Nozzleman Certification  



    Frank Townsend, President of Patriot Shotcrete

    Frank Townsend, is the President of Patriot Shotcrete.  Patriot Shotcrete is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business.  Previously, he was the Vice President of Operations for Superior Gunite.  Frank transitioned the East Coast Superior Gunite team to Patriot from Superintendent, Estimator, and crew.  He is a Civil Engineer graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, in MA, and Master’s Degree from the University of Missouri.  Frank served as an Army Engineer Officer who deployed to numerous deployments from Central America to the Middle East.  He was selected to Command the HHC Company for the 249th Engineer Battalion where he was in the Army Corps of Engineers leading Disaster relief responding for the Federal government for Emergency work during Natural Disasters.  Frank Served for 8.5 years and separated from the Army with a Service Disability with an honorable discharge.

    He then worked for Conti Federal Services and Schiavone Construction as a Superintendent and Project Manager for the Croton Aqueduct project and the 2nd Ave Subway 72nd St project. 

    Frank is an active member of ACI 506 and ASA, and currently serves on the ASA Board of Directors.  Frank is a member of the Moles and Beavers (Heavy Construction Organizations), NJ ACI, NY CIB, American Society of Concrete Contractors, American Society of Civil Engineers, and Society American Military Engineers (SAME), remaining a lifelong soldier.  He has been Awarded the US Army Corps of Engineers deFluery Medal and Engineer News-Record New York’s “Top 20 under 40” design and construction leaders in 2016.   

    Some notable projects include below grade wall at the World Trade Center, New York; Structural Shotcrete on the East Side Access Project, New York; Henry Hudson and Bayonne Bridge in New York, just to name a few.


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