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 2011 CONCRETE CALENDAR 2011/2012 CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS EXECUTIVE EDITOR 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. 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. Kenneth C. Saindon is a principal bridge engineer with PBS&J, an Atkins company in Denver, Colo. He has 17 years of complex bridge project experience encompassing aesthetics, durability, constructability, project management, and risk management. 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. John S. Dick is an engineering consultant who has been involved with the design, application, and promotion of precast concrete for 41 years. He formerly served with PCI staff for 22 years. April 18-19, 2011 ASBI 2011 Grouting Certification Training J.J. Pickle Research Campus The Commons Center Austin, Tex. April 26-27, 2011 ASBI Construction Practices Seminar Hyatt Harborside Hotel Boston, Mass. May 1-3, 2011 PTI Technical Conference & Exhibition The Westin Crown Center Kansas City, Mo. May 9-12, 2011 World of Coal Ash Marriott Tech Center Denver, Colo. May 15-19, 2011 AASHTO Subcommittee on Bridges and Structures Annual Meeting Marriott Norfolk Waterside Norfolk, Va. June 5-8, 2011 International Bridge Conference David L. Lawrence Convention Center Pittsburgh, Pa. August 9-12, 2011 Ninth International Symposium on High Performance Concrete Christchurch Convention Centre Christchurch, New Zealand September 25-28, 2011 Western Bridge Engineers' Seminar (Abstract Proposals due April 22) The Arizona Grand Resort Phoenix, Ariz. October 2-6, 2011 7th World Congress on Joints, Bearings and Seismic Systems for Concrete Structures Green Valley Ranch Resort Las Vegas, Nev. October 16-20, 2011 ACI Fall Convention Millennium Hotel & Duke Energy Center Cincinnati, Ohio October 22-25, 2011 PCI Annual Convention and Exhibition and National Bridge Conference Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown and Salt Palace Convention Center Salt Lake City, Utah November 7-8, 2011 ASBI 23rd Annual Convention Washington Marriott Wardman Park Washington, D.C. January 22-26, 2012 91st Annual Meeting Transportation Research Board Marriott Wardman Park, Omni Shoreham, and Hilton Washington Washington, D.C. March 18-22, 2012 ACI Spring Convention Hyatt Regency Dallas Dallas, Tex. July 8-12, 2012 2012 AASHTO Subcommittee on Bridges and Structures Meeting Texas September 29–October 2, 2012 PCI Annual Convention and Exhibition and National Bridge Conference Nashville, Tenn. October 21-25, 2012 ACI Fall Convention Sheraton Centre Toronto, Ontario, Canada For links to websites, email addresses, or telephone numbers for these events, go to and select "EVENTS." Photo: Ted Lacey Photography. Book_Spr11.indb 4 3/30/11 5:08 PM

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