FALL 2012

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 , Fall 2012 Gina Ahlstrom is a pavement engineer for the Federal Highway Administration's Office of Pavement Technology. Currently, she is managing the Sustainable Pavements Program, and the Alkali-Silica Reactivity Development and Deployment Program, among others. 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. 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 2012/2013 October 20, 2012 ASA 2012 Fall Committee Meetings Sheraton Centre Toronto, Ontario, Canada 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 13, 2013 ASA 2013 Spring Committee Meetings Hilton & Minneapolis Convention Center Minneapolis, Minn. April 14-18, 2013 ACI Spring Convention Hilton & Minneapolis Convention Center Minneapolis, Minn. April 15-16, 2013 ASBI 2013 Grouting Certification Training J.J. Pickle Research Campus The Commons Center Austin, Tex. 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 21-25, 2013 PCI Annual Convention and Exhibition and National Bridge Conference Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center Grapevine, Tex. October 19, 2013 ASA Fall 2013 Committee Meetings Hyatt Regency & Phoenix Convention Center Phoenix, Ariz. For links to websites, email addresses, or telephone numbers for these events, go to and select "EVENTS." Correction In the Summer 2012 issue of ASPIRE TM , McNary Bergeron & Associates served as the Construction Engineer for both the Route 52 Bridge (p. 16) and the Veteran's Memorial Bridge (p. 32). Our apologies for this oversight. AspireBook_Fall12.indb 4 9/18/12 8:57 AM

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