Over 30 owners, production managers, and foremen from throughout the Foundation Supportworks dealer network participated in shotcrete training during the week of May 14th. The four day training covered various topics related to the shotcrete process, including different methods on installing shotcrete, equipment needs, applications, proper concrete mix designs, efficient installations, and effectively selling the shotcrete system. The attendees were able to gain hands on experience spraying shotcrete on multiple jobsites, while also completing an entire shotcrete wall restoration project from start to finish.
In addition to the classroom and field training, those in attendance observed a presentation by Ray Schallom III, who has more than 35 years of shotcrete experience as a project manager, superintendent, and business owner. Ray is a former president of the American Shotcrete Association (ASA) and also a Certified Nozzleman through the American Concrete Institute (ACI). He is both an approved shotcrete trainer through the ASA as well as an approved shotcrete examiner through the ACI. Ray’s experience and expertise proved invaluable throughout the training.