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 2012 CONCRETE CALENDAR 2012/2013 CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS M. 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. Matt Girard is executive vice president of business development at Flatiron Construction. He is engaged in the emerging North American P3 market, leading business development efforts on more than $5 billion of design-build work for P3 projects. Christie DeLuca is communications manager at Flatiron Construction. She has led the company's internal and external communications for nearly 10 years and writes frequently about the construction industry. Dusty Holcombe serves as deputy director of the Commonwealth of Virginia's Office of Transportation Public-Private Partnerships where he administers the daily operations of the Public-Private Partnership program. 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. Frederick Gottemoeller is an engineer and architect, who specializes in the aesthetic aspects of bridges and highways. He is the author of Bridgescape, a reference book on aesthetics and was deputy administrator of the Maryland State Highway Administration. April 16-17, 2012 ASBI 2012 Grouting Certification Training J.J. Pickle Research Campus The Commons Center Austin, Tex. May 6-8, 2012 Post-Tensioning Institute Annual Convention Loews Vanderbilt Hotel Nashville, Tenn. May 7-10, 2012 International Concrete Sustainability Conference Renaisssance Hotel Seattle, Wash. May 20-25, 2012 14th International Conference on Alkali-Aggregate Reactions in Concrete Hyatt Regency Austin Austin, Tex. June 10-13, 2012 International Bridge Conference David L. Lawrence Convention Center Pittsburgh, Pa. July 7-12, 2012 2012 AASHTO Subcommittee on Bridges and Structures Meeting Hyatt Regency Austin, Tex. July 23-27 (Tentative) 2012 PCA Professors' Workshop PCA Headquarters Skokie, Ill. September 29-October 2, 2012 PCI Annual Convention and Exhibition and National Bridge Conference Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center Nashville, Tenn. October 3-5, 2012 PTI Committee Days The Inn at St. John's Plymouth, Mich. October 21-25, 2012 ACI Fall Convention Sheraton Centre Toronto, Ontario, Canada October 29-30, 2012 ASBI Annual Convention Turnberry Isle Hotel & Resort Miami, Fla. January 13-17, 2013 92nd Annual Meeting Transportation Research Board Marriott Wardman Park, Omni Shoreham, and Hilton Washington Washington, D.C. February 4-8, 2013 World of Concrete 2013 Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas, Nev. April 14-18, 2013 ACI Spring Convention Hilton & Minneapolis Convention Center Minneapolis, Minn. September 21-24, 2013 PCI Annual Convention and Exhibition and National Bridge Conference Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center Grapevine, Tex. October 20-24, 2013 ACI Fall Convention Hyatt and Phoenix Convention Center Phoenix, Ariz. For links to websites, email addresses, or telephone numbers for these events, go to and select "EVENTS." Book_Spr12.indb 4 4/3/12 9:17 AM

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