The American Shotcrete Association (ASA) is pleased to announce the opening of their seventh annual ASA Outstanding Shotcrete Project Awards Program to recognize excellence and innovation in projects in which the application of shotcrete has played a significant role. Awards will be granted in six categories: Architecture, Infrastructure, International, Pool & Recreation, Rehabilitation & Repair, and Underground.

"ASA's annual shotcrete project awards always provide an exciting real world demonstration of the exceptional advantages of placing concrete via the shotcrete process" noted Patrick Bridger, ASA President. "Many sustainability advantages are also inherent in the shotcrete process and have played a significant role in past winning projects as well as the project owner's ultimate decision to use shotcrete as the method of concrete placement."

Winners will be invited to receive their award and present their projects during ASA's Annual Awards Banquet held in conjunction with the World of Concrete 2012. Winning projects for each category will also be published in ASA's widely circulated Awards issue of Shotcrete magazine and also featured on ASA's website.

To view detailed articles on past winners and to access details on submitting an entry, visit Entries will be accepted until 5 p.m. EDT, Sept. 1, 2011.

For more information about ASA, visit