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 , Summer 2013 Nathaniel Coley is an economist at the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and manages the Economic Analysis Program at FHWA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. 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. Dr. 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. Ananth Prasad was named secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) in April 2011 by Governor Rick Scott. Prasad has a total of 22 years of experience in transportation; 20 years with FDOT where he previously held the positions of the assistant secretary for engineering and operations, chief engineer, and director of construction. 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 August 16-18, 2013 UDOT Bridge Replacement Showcase Park City Marriott Park City, Utah 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. September 30-October 2, 2013 ACAA 2013 Fall Meeting Pinehurst Resort Pinehurst, N.C. October 2-4, 2013 PTI 2013 Committee Days Austin Marriott North Round Rock, 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, 2014 ASA World of Concrete 2014 Committee Meetings Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas, Nev. January 20-24, 2014 World of Concrete 2014 Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas, Nev. March 22, 2014 ASA Spring 2014 Committee Meetings Grand Sierra Resort Reno, Nev. March 23-27, 2014 ACI Spring Convention Grand Sierra Resort Reno, Nev. April 14-15, 2014 ASBI 2014 Grouting Certification Training J. J. Pickle Research Compus The Commons Center Austin, Tex. September 6-9, 2014 PCI Annual Convention and Exhibition and National Bridge Conference Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center Washington D.C. October 25, 2014 ASA Fall 2014 Committee Meetings Hilton Washington Washington D.C. October 26-30, 2014 ACI Fall Convention Hilton Washington Washington D.C. For links to websites, email addresses, or telephone numbers for these events, go to and select "EVENTS." Book_Sum13.indb 4 7/1/13 6:55 AM

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