November Dinner Meeting

November 13, 2018
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Chart House - Weehawken
1700 Harbor Blvd.
Weehawken, NJ 07086
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Frank Townsend
Vice President of Operations East
Superior Gunite

Frank Townsend, is the Vice President of Operations East for Superior Gunite.  He is a Civil Engineer graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, in MA, and Master's

Degree from the University of Missouri.  Frank comes from the Army Corps of Engineers and his diverse military background has led to him being deployed around the


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.  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.  Frank is also an ACI Certified Wet Mix Nozzleman.




Shotcrete is the preferred process in the construction of many new structures from foundations up to domes and everything in between.  The numerous advantages of the shotcrete process are Formwork savings over conventional form and pour, Formwork does not have to be designed for internal pressures, Complex shapes require very little, if any, formwork, Crane and other equipment savings or elimination, Labor savings, New construction speed savings, Better bonding to the substrate, which enhances durability.  Adaptability to repair surfaces that are not cost-effective with other processes; and the Ability to access restricted space and difficult-to-reach areas, including overhead and underground.  Depending on the application, shotcrete can eliminate 2–sided form construction or 1–sided forms against existing CMU, URM or CIP walls. Shotcrete is the CIP concrete alternative.  

Some recent notable projects include below grade wall at Hudson Yards, New York, World Trade Center, New York,  the Alameda Corridor, Los Angeles; East Side Access Project, New York; Caldecott Tunnel, CA;  High Speed Rail, CA to name a few.



Registration Fees

$80.00 Member Registration (includes 1.0 AIA LU/PDH Accredited)

$90.00 Non-Member Dinner Ticket