THE CONCRETE BRIDGE MAGAZINE

SPRING 2009

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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F O C U S Many complex, long-span structures receive plaudits for innovative concepts that stretch bridge design and material properties. PBS&J has done its share of such projects, but its designers pride themselves more on their ability to bring innovation to the more conventional structures that are designed every day. And their work to standardize components and extend durability attributes help create more efficient and economical designs that benefit the industry. "Clients come to us because of our general design philosophy, which is to create safe designs that are constructable," explains Amir Kangari, national transportation structures director in the firm's Tampa, Fla., office. "Probably most important, in this litigious environment today, we aim to create high-quality, error-free construction documents that provide an economical solution that's innovative and holistic to the overall transportation need, not just a bridge that connects two points. We apply this philosophy in all of our bridge designs throughout PBS&J's varied client base, which includes surface-transportation, airports, transit, and pedestrian and wildlife- crossing type projects." PBS&J creates innovative solutions by focusing on efficiency, constructability, and long life PBS&J Standardizing SucceSS by Craig A. Shutt 8 | ASPIRE , Spring 2009 Aspire_spr09.indb 8 3/11/09 4:13:12 PM

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