ASPIRE is a quarterly magazine published by PCI in cooperation with the associations of the National Concrete Bridge Council. The editorial content focuses on the latest technology and key issues in the Concrete Bridge Industry.

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4 | ASPIRE , Spring 2013 Dr. Benjamin A. Graybeal is a research structural engineer at the Federal Highway Administration's Turner- Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, Va., where he manages the FHWA ultra high-performance concrete (UHPC) research program. Emily Lorenz is an independent consultant in the areas of life cycle assessment; environmental product declarations; product category rules; and sustainability rating systems, standards, and codes. Myint Lwin is director of the FHWA Office of Bridge Technology in Washington, D.C. He is responsible for the National Highway Bridge Program direction, policy, and guidance, including bridge technology development, deployment and education, and the National Bridge Inventory and Inspection Standards. Dennis R. Mertz is professor of civil engineering at the University of Delaware. Formerly with Modjeski and Masters Inc. when the LRFD Specifications were first written, he has continued to be actively involved in their development. MANAGING TECHNICAL EDITOR Dr. Henry G. Russell is an engineering consultant, who has been involved with the applications of concrete in bridges for over 35 years and has published many papers on the applications of high-performance concrete. Photo: Ted Lacey Photography. CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS CONCRETE CALENDAR 2013/2014 April 25-28, 2013 PCI Committee Days and Membership Conference Hyatt Magnificent Mile Chicago, Ill. May 5-7, 2013 PTI Technical Conference & Exhibition Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas Scottsdale, Ariz. May 12-15, 2013 Fifth North American Conference on Design and Use of Self- Consolidating Concrete Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago, Ill. May 20-22, 2013 Seventh National Seismic Conference on Bridges & Highways Oakland Marriott City Center Oakland, Calif. June 2-5, 2013 International Bridge Conference David L. Lawrence Convention Center Pittsburgh, Pa. June 16-20, 2013 2013 AASHTO Subcommittee on Bridges and Structures Meeting Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Portland, Ore. August 29-31, 2013 PCI Quality Control and Assurance Schools Levels I and II Four Points Sheraton-O'Hare Chicago, Ill. September 4-6, 2013 Western Bridge Engineers' Seminar Hyatt Regency Bellevue, Wash. September 21-25, 2013 PCI Annual Convention and Exhibition and National Bridge Conference Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center Grapevine, Tex. October 19, 2013 ASA Fall 2013 Committee Meetings Hyatt Regency & Phoenix Convention Center Phoenix, Ariz. October 20-24, 2013 ACI Fall Convention Hyatt Regency & Phoenix Convention Center Phoenix, Ariz. October 28-29, 2013 ASBI 25th Annual Convention Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Portland, Ore. January 12-16, 2014 93rd Annual Meeting Transportation Research Board Marriott Wardman Park, Omni Shoreman, and Hilton Washington Washington, D.C. January 20-24, 2014 World of Concrete 2014 Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas, Nev. March 23-27, 2014 ACI Spring Convention Grand Sierra Resort Reno, Nev. September 6-9, 2014 PCI Annual Convention and Exhibition and National Bridge Conference Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center Washington, D.C. For links to websites, email addresses, or telephone numbers for these events, go to and select "EVENTS." Correction Winter 2013 On page 29 of the Winter issue, the prime subcontractor and major subcontractor were inadvertently left off the profle listing for the South Norfolk Jordan Bridge. The prime subcontractor was The Lane Construction Corporation, Cheshire, Conn., and the major subcontractor was McLean Contracting Com- pany, Chesapeake, Va. We regret these errors. An updated PDF of this article has been uploaded to the ASPIRE website at AspireBook_Spr13.indb 4 4/1/13 11:01 AM

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